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

Current Conditions: Limited services may be available. Please be prepared and recreate responsibly. Park only in designated areas. Avoid crowded areas to maintain social distancing and comply with state public health orders limiting group size. Visit our Know Before You Go page for more information.
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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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

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


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