Black Canyon Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Black Canyon campgroud is one of the more popular campgrounds on the Santa Fe National Forest and offers the most ameneties of any of the campgrounds in the Espanola Ranger Disrict.  There are 36 units for cars and RVs, 6 walk-in units for tent camping only, Picnic tables and grills, a Campground host on-site, Vaulted toilets, and several  Double sites to accommodate a maximum of 16 people. There is a very nice hiking trail that leaves the back of the campground and makes a loop of about a mile, returning to the campground. If not staying in the campground, those using the trail should park outside the main gate and walk in. Trailhead parking is available in the lot near the campground entrance. There is no electricity available, and no RV dumpstation on site.  A dumpstation is available nearby for a nominal fee right next door at Hyde Memorial State Park, a part of the NM State Park system. There are additional recreation opportunities along NM 475, both above and below Black Canyon Campground, including hiking and biking trails, picnic areas, and in the winter, both nordic and alpine skiing.

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.
Reservations: This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or online at
Fees $10 per night for all sites.  Register at
Open Season: 05/01 2020 - 10/18/2020
Usage: Heavy
Water: No
Restroom: Yes
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: Eight miles from downtown Santa Fe on NM 475. Take Bishop*s Lodge Road to Artist Road, which will turn into NM 475, also known as Hyde Park Road.

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