Baca Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This camp was used as a CCC camp during the 1930's and has since been a popular place for hunters. It has spaces for camping, tents and small trailers and no as no water is usually available, there is no charge for the use of this site.  There is a nearby spring that may sometimes provide water, but please remember to bring your own source. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open and available for use year-round.
Operational Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week.  Stay limit is 14 days.
Area Amenities: Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $0
Open Season: Year round
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Stay limit 14 days
Closest Towns: Ruidoso, NM
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: Approximately 10 miles east of the village of Capitan on US 380, turn left on Forest Road 57 and proceed about 7 miles. The Baca area is on the north (left) side of Forest Road 57.

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Reservation InfoNot reservable
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Drinking water No water available
Toilets Yes
Parking Yes, not paved
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