Upper Karr Recreation Area

Area Status: Open

Upper Karr Canyon Campground is located off of NM6563 (the Sunspot Scenic Byway) and has a 200 person capacity. There are 2 fire rings, 1 toilet, and garbage depositories are provided. RVs limited 16'. Bathrooms may not be available due to COVID-19. 

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees: There is no fee to use this area. 
Usage: Light-Medium
Restrictions: Stay limit 14 days, RVs limited to 16'.
Closest Towns: Cloudcroft
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From Cloudcroft, take NM130 south and turn right onto NM6563 (Sunspot Scenic Byway).  Continue along the Sunspot Highway for around 7 miles and to your left, just over the ridge you'll see a sign for the Upper Karr Recreation Area.  This road can be difficult to spot so keep your eyes open.

Recreation Map

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Campground Camping

No. of Sites 6 single site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites None




Camping trailer: Yes, RV's limited to 16'
Tent camping: Yes
Parking: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Drinking water: No water available

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