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Jemez Falls Campground

Area Status: Open
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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. A new well has been drilled and drinking water is now available at the campground day use area and trail head.

Special Instructions: Due to the narrow road RV's are not allowed to park along the paved road between the highway and Jemez Falls Picnic Area and Trailhead. Cutting live vegetation is prohibited. Use charcoal only in the pedestal grills.

Vehicle parking on pavement only, please stay off grass and un-paved forest land in the campground.

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: Check out time is 12:00 PM,  check in time is 3:00 PM. 14 day stay maximum.
Reservations: From mid-May through early September, all campsites are reserved through or by calling toll free 1-877-444-6777. 
Rentals & Guides: None
Fees $10 per vehicle per night for single unit. Only two (2) vehicles are permitted at a camp site.
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: Drinking water available
Restroom: Vault Toilet (4)
Passes: America the Beautiful/ Golden Age/Golden Access Passes
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Campsites are available by reservation only. Drinking water is available at the campground. Electricity and sanitation hook-ups are not available at this campground.

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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