Rio De Las Vacas Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Tall Ponderosa Pines and meadows frame the Rio de las Vacas Campground. The Rio de las Vacas stream runs along side the east boundary of the campground and offers fishing adjacent to camping sites. The campground is lcated approximely one mile past the Clear creek Campground and is popular duriing weekends and hoildays.

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: Seasons: May to October, picnicking in the open meadows, fishing the river or hunting the forests make this 15-unit campsite extra popular. Drinking water, vaulted toilets, tables,  fire rings, camping, picnicking, fishing and hiking.  16' trailer limit.
Fees $10/Night per vehicle
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Cuba, NM
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Potable water now available

General Information

Directions: 12 miles east on NM Highway 126 from Cuba, NM

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

No. of Sites13 single site(s), 2 double site(s)
Reservation InfoNot reservable
No. of Accessible sites8 of 15

RV Camping

Hookup - SewerNo
Hookups - ElectricNo
Dump StationsNo
Pavement Type for ParkingAsphalt
No. of Sites15
Reservation InfoNot reservable
No. of Accessible sites1
Hookup - WaterNo


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