Holy Ghost Campground

Area Status: Closed

This 23 site Campground is situated in a beautiful steep canyon right along Holy Ghost Creek, 16 miles north of Pecos on NM 63 and FR 122. 

Facilities: vaulted toilets, trash bins, tables and grills.


Avoid driving off the pavement on the high bank (uphill side) of the road to protect endangered plant habitat. Take only photos of flowers, do not pick them. Leaving them provides for pollinators (butterflies and bees) and seeds for next year’s flowers.

Please remove mud, seeds, vegetation and debris from everything (vehicles, stock, tents, blankets, clothes, etc.) before entering the Santa Fe National Forest, especially Holy Ghost Canyon, to prevent the spread of invasive plants and weeds. 


At a Glance

Reservations: Campground sites are available first come first served. The group area is reservation only via recreation.gov 
Area Amenities: Accessible, Tent camping, Picnic tables, Toilets, Parking
Fees: $8.00 per vehicle per night
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: No horses or horse trailers allowed.  No ATVs allowed.  3 car per site limit.  Quiet hours from 10pm to 7am.  Pets must be on a leash.
Water: No Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (3)
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
Information Center: Please keep your dogs on a leash for their own safety, to be courteous to other users, to respect & protect wildlife, and to protect vegetation. In a Developed Recreation Area it is prohibited to bring in or possess an animal, other than a service animal, unless it is crated, caged, or upon a leach not longer than six feet, or otherwise under physical restrictive control. (36 CFR 261.16 (j) Due to size limitations - Horse trailers are not allowed, but can be parked at Terrero.  Users are encouraged to pack out all trash. Please visit the Leave No Trace website for more information about frontcountry and backcountry outdoor ethics.

General Information

Directions: 16 miles north of Pecos on Highway 63 and Forest Road 122

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites 19 single site(s), 4 double site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites 2 of 23

River and Stream Fishing

Day Hiking



Picnic tables:
Tent camping:

Related Information

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Latitude : 

  Longitude : 

  Elevation :