Baca Campground

Area Status: 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 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

Operational Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week.  Stay limit is 14 days.
Area Amenities: Toilets, Drinking water, Parking
Fees: $0
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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Campground Camping

Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites None


Smokey Bear Ranger District picnic area.
Difficulty Level: Moderate


Toilets: Yes
Parking: Yes, not paved
Drinking water: No water available

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