Rio Chama Campground, Small Group Sites

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The Rio Chama developed campground is non-fee.  No reservations are required. Located along the Rio Chama Wild & Scenic River, the developed campground offers a great place for families, groups, or RVs to come camp on the river's edge.  Uses: camping, hiking, fishing, and river access. Facilities:  This site offers two group sites with two picnic tables and fire rings, one vault toilet and trash bin.  Special Instructions: Smaller RVs (up to 20') can be accomodated at some sites.  No drinking water is available.   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 locked during Winter months.
Reservations: No Reservations
Fees No Fee
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Best Season: Spring/Summer/Fall
Busiest Season: Spring/Summer
  • Motorized vehicles or mechanized equipment are prohibited in the Chama River Canyon Wilderness
  • All pets must be on a leash
  • Call Coyote Ranger District @575 638-5526 for current fire restrictions
  • Fishing is allowed in accordance with the NMG&F Dept. regulations.
Closest Towns: Abiquiu, NM
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


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

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Group Camping

Two double sites avaialble to accomodate small groups.

Group Shelter0
Hookups - ElectricNone
Group Cooking Facilities0
No. of Sites2
Reservation InfoNo Reservations
Sleeping Shelter0


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