Head of the Ditch Campground

Area Status: Open
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Head of the Ditch Campground

This campground offers an easily accessible rustic streamside camping experience amongst tall pines

Head of the Ditch Campground is located in a scenic valley approximately 1.5 miles west of historic Luna, New Mexico on US Highway 180. The campground is marked with a blue campground sign, not with a Forest Service campground sign. Water from the San Francisco River which runs through the campground is used for irrigation in Luna Valley. The campground is located at the head of the irrigation ditch which gives Head of the Ditch Campground its name. The campground has a large open area and shady campsites with pine, oak, cottonwood, and willow trees.

Head of the Ditch Location Map Head of the Ditch Campground in Winter Head of the Ditch Campground Beaver dam next to Head of The Ditch Campground

At a Glance

Current Conditions: The closing date will be dependent on weather and road conditions. If roads remain accessible the campgrounds will remain open. The Quemado RD recommends that if a storm is coming that visitors vacate the campground or risk being stuck. For more information please call (575) 773-4678.
Operational Hours: The closing date will be dependent on weather and road conditions. If roads remain accessible the campgrounds will remain open. The Quemado RD recommends that if a storm is coming that visitors vacate the campground or risk being stuck. For more information please call (575) 773-4678.
Reservations: No reservations are necessary. First come, first served. 14 day stay limit.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees There is no fee for this campground ($0.00).
Usage: Light
Restrictions: There is a 14 day stay limit.
OHV/ATV use is prohibited in the campground.
Closest Towns: Luna, NM
Water: No water
Restroom: Vault (see below)
Information Center: Quemado Ranger District
Phone:  (575) 773-4678 

General Information

General Notes:

General Notes
Head of the Ditch Campground fills up fast during the Luna Pioneer Days and Rodeo weekend (usually the third weekend of July).

This is a pack in/pack out area.

Closest Stores:
There is a small store and restaurant in Luna. The restaurant is closed from November to spring. Alpine, AZ (west of the campground on US Hwy 180) also offers many amenities of a small town.


Directions:

From Luna, NM go west on US Hwy 180 approximately 1.5 miles. The campgound is marked with a blue campground sign and is on the left side of the road.


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Activities


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Campground Camping

There are many user defined campsites with user built rock fire pits.

No. of Sites12
Status: Open

RV Camping

There are 3 developed sites suitable for self contained RV camping.  No hookups or dumping station.

Maximum RV size is 24'.

Status: Closed

Hiking

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Nature Viewing

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Amenities

Picnic tables 5
Toilets Vault toilet (1) - No Showers
Tent camping 12 Sites
Camping trailer 3 Sites - No Hookups, maximum size 24'
Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
33.816896

  Longitude : 
-108.98698

  Elevation : 
7,187 Feet

 



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