Holy Ghost Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Situated in a beautiful steep canyon right along Holy Ghost Creek, 16 miles north of Pecos on NM 63 and FR 122. Uses: camping, picnicking, fishing, hiking.  Facilities: vaulted toilets, water, trash bins, tables and grills. No hook-ups or showers.  Special Instructions: Horse trailers are not allowed, but can be parked at Terrero.  Picnickers must pay fee.  Users are encouraged to recycle and pack out trash. Please visit the Leave No Trace website for more information about frontcountry and backcountry outdoor ethics at www.lnt.org.

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.


At a Glance

Current Conditions: Please respect state and local public health measures to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. Visit Protecting Public Health and Safety for more information.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Tent camping,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees $8.00 per vehicle per night. $8.00 per day for picnicking. No trailhead fee.
Permit Info: A backcountry permit is not required to enter the Pecos Wilderness.
Open Season: May
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.
Closest Towns: Pecos and Santa Fe
Water: No Potable Water at this time
Restroom: Vault Toilet (3)
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))

General Information

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

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