Rio Chama Campground

Area Status: Open

Located on the Rio Chama Wild & Scenic River. 

Ten individual campsites each include a picnic table and a campfire ring. RV's up to 20 feet can be accommodated in only a few sites.  No potable water, or hookups.  

At a Glance

Reservations: First come first serve facility.
Open Season: April - November
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Best Season: Spring/Summer/Fall
Busiest Season: Summer/Fall
  • Call Coyote Ranger District @ 575-638-5526 for current fire restrictions
  • Motorized vehicles or mechanized equipment are prohibited in the Chama River Canyon Wilderness.
  • All pets must be on a leash.
Closest Towns: Abiquiu, NM
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
Passes: Santa Fe National Forest honors America the Beautiful Interagency Passes. Senior Pass (Lifetime and Annual) and Access Pass holders receive a 50% discount on single unit campsites.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Rio Chama flows are highly variable, based on water availability, irrigation demand, and rainfall. Please watch for flow information on the USGS website.

General Information


At Jct of SH 96 and US 84, travel 8 miles on US84 to FR 151.  On FR 151, travel 12 miles west to campground.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Tent, RV up to 20'

No. of Sites 10 single sites
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites None
Status: Open

RV Camping

No Potable water, utility hookups or dump stations available

No. of Sites 11
Pavement Type for Parking Gravel
Reservation Info Not reservable
Hookup - Water No
Hookup - Sewer No
Dump Stations No
Hookups - Electric No
No. of Accessible sites 0
Status: Open
Difficulty Level: Easy


Picnic tables and fire rings provided

No. of Sites 9
Reservation Info None
No. of Accessible sites 1

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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