Piñon Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Pinon Campground Site

This is a nice, quiet and clean campground nestled among piñon and juniper trees.

The camp sites are nestled among mature piñon and juniper trees. It is tranquil and undiscovered with a few sites having a view of Quemado Lake. The campground is comprised of a family camping loop (east side) and a group camping loop (west side).

Pinon Campground Location Map Pinon Campground Site Group area picnic shelter at Pinon Campground Group area campsites at Pinon Campground

At a Glance

Reservations: Two group campsites in this area and a reservation is required for the group sites.  Please contact Quemado Ranger District at 575.773.4678 for more information. There are 23 sites (tent only) that are $10/day. A - Group site will accomodate 30 people and the fee is $35/day.  Check in time is 11:00 am on group sites.  Reservations required.  Each group site has a 28 x 20 pavilion with tables, charcoal grills and fire rings. B - Group site will accommodate 75 people and the fee is $55/day.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees There is a $10.00 fee for the tent sites in this campground.  "America the Beautiful" Interagency Senior and Access Passes are honored for the tent site area only for 50% discount.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: There is a 14 day stay limit for all campgrounds on the Gila NF.  Fires permitted only in fire rings provided.  All pets must be on leash, except within an enclosed area.
Closest Towns: Quemado, NM
Water: Drinking water in campground
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Hosted
Information Center: Quemado Ranger District
Phone: (575) 773-4678

General Information

General Notes:

Closest Stores:
Quemado is 21 miles from the campground. There is nowhere in Quemado to purchase a fishing license.



Just west of Quemado, NM, take NM 32 south 14.2 miles to Quemado Lake/NM 103 sign. At sign turn left onto NM 103 and go 4 miles to where Forest Road 13 (gravel) begins. Continue straight on FR 13 for 1.4 miles to campground sign. Turn left into campground.

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Picnic tables Each site
Drinking water Not as of 9/17/2019
Toilets Vault toilet (1) - No Showers
Fee charged for some activities $10 per day, $5 RV dump fee
Tent camping 23 sites
Accessible 2 sites
Camping trailer Some larger sites available, with max RV size is 35'
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7,899 Feet