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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

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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