Paliza Group Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

A forest walkway with Sandstone Cliff view

This recently renovated group campground is situated in a beautiful Ponderosa Pine forest. Located in Lower Paliza Canyon, come prepared for warm days and cool nights.

Uses: Group camping and hiking

Facilities: Two group sites, and campsites with tables, grills, and campfire rings.

Group Site 1: Owl Loop Drive-In Sites accommodates 100 people.

Group Site 2: Red Tail Loop Walk-In Sites accommodates 35 people.  Vault toilets; no dump station available. No drinking water available.

Special Instructions: Group campground is by reservation only. This campground is designated as a reduced impact and recycle campground. Users are encouraged to pack out trash and leave the campground clean for others. Charcoal only in pedestal cooking grills





At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed indefinitely to protect public health and align with state and local measures to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. Visit for more information.
Operational Hours: Quiet hours start at 10:00 PM
Reservations: This group site must be reserved in advance through or by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777.
Rentals & Guides: None
Fees Site #1: Owl Loop/Cost is $50.00 per night for up to 50 people and $1.00 per person from 51-100 people. Site #2: Red Tail Loop/Cost is $50.00 per night.
Usage: Medium
Best Season: Summer and Fall
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Dogs must be leashed at all times while in campground.
Closest Towns: Ponderosa and Jemez Springs
Water: No drinking water available
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Passes: America the Beautiful/Golden Age Passes
Operated By: Forest Service

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