Cedar Creek Picnic Area

Area Status: Open
Cedar Creek General Picnic Area

Located just east of the Smokey Bear Ranger Station on Forest Road 88. This picnic area offers water, accessible bathrooms, picnic tables for the general public. It also offers a reservation-only group area.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Day use only 
Reservations: The pavilion at this site is available for use via reservations.  Please visit www.recreation.gov to make your reservations. 
Area Amenities: Accessible,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees: $25 per day for up to 30 people. 
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: summer
Busiest Season: summer
Restrictions: Day-use only 
Closest Towns: Ruidoso, NM 
Water: Yes
Restroom: Flush Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


Immediately adjacent to the north of the Smokey Bear Ranger Station is Cedar Creek Rd (Forest road 88). Turn left on this road, follow Forest Road 88 for less than 1 mile and you will see the signs and gates for the picnic area on your right. 

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Campground Camping

Recreation areas with activity Campground Camping:


Recreation areas with activity Picnicking: Smokey Bear Ranger District picnic area.
Difficulty Level: Easy

Group Picnicking

Recreation areas with activity Group Picnicking: Smokey Bear Ranger District group picnic area.


Picnic tables: Yes, trash & grills
Parking: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Accessible: Yes
Drinking water: Yes

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