Jemez Falls Campground

Area Status: Open

The campground is located in a stunning Ponderosa Pine and forest meadow environment in proximity to the East Fork Jemez River. Come prepared for warm summer days and cooler nights. Jemez Falls, largest waterfall in the Jemez Mountains, is close by. The Valles Caldera National Preserve and Bandelier National Monument are within a short driving distance.

Uses: Overnight camping, hiking and nearby fishing

Facilities: Campground has 52 camp sites with picnic table and fire ring. Paved access which allows trailers and RV's up to 40 feet. Vault toilets, no dump station available. Drinking water, via spigot, is available at the campground.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Reservation Only - Create a reservation up to six months in advance through or by calling toll free 1-877-444-6777.
Operational Hours: Check out time is 12:00 PM - Check in time is 3:00 PM. 14 day stay maximum.
Reservations: Create a reservation up to six months in advance through or by calling toll free 1-877-444-6777. 
Area Amenities: Accessible, Tent camping, Camping trailer, Fee charged for some activities, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water, Parking
Fees: $10 per vehicle per night for single unit. Only two (2) vehicles are permitted at a camp site.
Open Season: May - November
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Summer and Fall
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Dogs must be leashed at all times while in campground area. Do not approach wildlife.
Closest Towns: Restaurants, food, and lodging are located in Jemez Springs and La Cueva.
Water: No drinking water available
Restroom: Vault Toilets
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: From the Jemez Ranger Station go 7.5 miles to the junction of State Road 4 and 126 at La Cueva. Continue on State Road 4 approximately six miles east to the campground turnoff on your right. From the turn-off, continue approximately one mile of paved road to campground.

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Campground Camping

No. of Sites 50 single site(s), 2 double site(s)
Reservation Info Reservation Only or by calling 1-877-444-6777
No. of Accessible sites 11 out of 52

River and Stream Fishing


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

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