Rio Puerco Campground

Area Status: Open

Rio Puerco is a remote primitive campground. There are no fees and reservations are not accepted. Uses: camping, fishing,  and picnicking. Facilities:  picnic tables and 1 portable toilet during summer months only. There are no fire rings.  Special Instructions: Can accommodate up to 20-foot RV's.  No potable water or hookups.  

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Limited services may be available. Please be prepared and recreate responsibly. Park only in designated areas. Avoid crowded areas to maintain social distancing and comply with state public health orders limiting group size. Visit our Know Before You Go page for more information.
Operational Hours: Open Year round (Access limited during winter months due to snow depth)
Reservations: No Reservations
Fees: No Fee
Usage: Light
Best Season: Summer/Fall
Busiest Season: Summer/Fall
Restrictions: Motorized vehicles or mechanized equipment are prohibited in the San Pedro Parks Wilderness.
Closest Towns: Coyote, NM
Water: No
Restroom: Seasonal portable toilets
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


Limited parking, only 5 sites available for camping


Take NM 96 to FR 103.  Travel FR103  for 13 miles to Campground.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites 5 single site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites None
Status: Open

RV Camping

No. of Sites 5
Pavement Type for Parking Gravel
Reservation Info Not reservable
Hookup - Water No
Vehicle Clearence Very tight turn around loop
Size Restrictions Very tight turn around loop
Hookup - Sewer No
Dump Stations No
Hookups - Electric No
No. of Accessible sites 0

River and Stream Fishing

Fishing is allowed in accordance with the NMG&F Dept. regulations.

Status: Open


No. of Sites 5
Reservation Info None
No. of Accessible sites 0

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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