Holy Ghost Group Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

The group campground is situated on the upper portion of the Holy Ghost Canyon, a beautiful steep canyon consisting of mixed conifer forest. Uses: camping, fishing, hiking and group gatherings. Facilities: potable water, 1 vaulted toilet, bear proof trash bins, covered ramada, picnic tables, large grill, and large fire pit. No utility hook-ups, dumpstations or showers exist. 40 person capacity. Special Instructions: Users are encouraged to recycle and pack out trash. Please visit the Leave No Trace for more information about frontcountry and backcountry outdoor ethics.

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: This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or online at Recreation.gov.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees $50.00 per night
Permit Info: Refer to the National Recreation Reservation Service, 1-877-444-6777 or Recreation.gov
Open Season: May
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Best Season: June, August, October
Busiest Season: Memorial Day Weekend, July 4th Weekend, Labor Day Weekend
Restrictions: No horse trailers or horses allowed, no ATV's allowed, quiet hours from 10pm to 7am, pets must be on a leash 
Closest Towns: Pecos Community
Water: No potable water is available
Restroom: Vault Toilet
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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