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Rio Chama Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Located on the Rio Chama Wild & Scenic River.  The Rio Chama campground has no fee.  No reservations are required.  Uses: camping, hiking, fishing and river take. Facilities:  9 individual camp sites with picnic tables and fire rings, two double sites.  Two vault toilets and trash disposal bins are provided.  Special Instructions: RV's up to 20' can be accomodated in some sites.  No potable water, or hookups.   Forest Road 151 is not recommended for travel when wet.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open from Mid April through Late October. Gate is locked during Winter months.
Reservations: No Reservations
Rentals & Guides: NO
Fees No Fee.  First come, first served.
Permit Info: N/A
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Best Season: Spring/Summer/Fall
Busiest Season: Summer/Fall
  • Call Coyote Ranger District @ 575-638-5526 for current fire restrictions
  • Motorized vehicles or mechanized equipment are prohibited in the Chama River Canyon Wilderness.
  • All pets must be on a leash.
Closest Towns: Abiquiu, NM
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
Passes: NO
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


At Jct of SH 96 and US 84, travel 8 miles on US84 to FR 151.  On FR 151, travel 12 miles west to campground.


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RV Camping

No Potable water, utility hookups or dump stations available

Hookup - SewerNo
Hookups - ElectricNo
Dump StationsNo
Pavement Type for ParkingGravel
No. of Sites11
Reservation InfoNot reservable
No. of Accessible sites0
Hookup - WaterNo
Status: Open
Difficulty Level: Easy

Campground Camping

Tent, RV up to 16'

No. of Sites10 single site(s)
Reservation InfoNot reservable
No. of Accessible sitesNone
Status: Open
Difficulty Level: Easy
Rental info: no


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