Rio De Las Vacas Campground

Area Status: Open

Tall Ponderosa Pines and meadows frame the Rio de las Vacas Campground. The Rio de las Vacas stream runs alongside the east boundary of the campground and offers fishing adjacent to camping sites. The campground is located approximately one mile past the Clear Creek Campground. May to October, picnicking in the open meadows, fishing the river or hunting the forests make this campground popular throughout the season. 


At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open for the 2024 Season.
Operational Hours: Quiet hours are from 10:00 PM to 7:00 AM. Please be respectful to other campers and turn off generators at 10:00 PM.
Reservations: During the high season of use (May-Oct) camp sites are available for reservation through 
Area Amenities: Accessible, Tent camping, Camping trailer, Fee charged for some activities, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water, Parking
Fees: $10 per night.
Open Season: May - November
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: Cuba, NM
Water: Potable Water
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

General Information

Directions: 12 miles east on NM Highway 126 from Cuba, NM

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites 13 single site(s), 2 double site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites 8 of 15

RV Camping

No. of Sites 15
Pavement Type for Parking Asphalt
Reservation Info Not reservable
Hookup - Water No
Hookup - Sewer No
Dump Stations No
Hookups - Electric No
No. of Accessible sites 1

River and Stream Fishing


Fee charged for some activities: $10 for a single unit per night

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