Jacks Creek Horse Camp

Area Status: Open

Beautifully located among aspens and mixed conifer, you will definitely get the mountain experience at Jack's Creek. 

Some recreation uses include:  camping, hiking, horseback riding.


  • 8 units for equestrian camping.
  • 5 12'x12' corrals, with a highline or picket line on 3 others. 
  • 15 spaces for horse trailer parking. 
  • Trash bins, vaulted toilets, tables, and grills. 
  • The sites are flat.
  • The bathrooms are accessible for people living with physical disabilities. 

Special Instructions:  NO potable water currently available. New water systems are anticipated to be installed in 2024. 

  • RVs are welcome, but there are no hook-ups or showers.
  • Users are encouraged to recycle and pack out trash.
  • Please visit the Leave No Trace website for more information about frontcountry and backcountry outdoor ethics.



At a Glance

Reservations: No Reservations - First Come, First Served Basis
Area Amenities: Accessible, Tent camping, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water, Parking
Open Season: May - November, weather permitting
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: No ATVs allowed.  Quiet hours from 10pm to 7am.
Water: No potable water is available
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Please keep your dogs on a leash for their own safety, to be courteous to other users, to respect & protect wildlife, and to protect vegetation. In a Developed Recreation Area it is prohibited to bring in or possess an animal, other than a service animal, unless it is crated, caged, or upon a leach not longer than six feet, or otherwise under physical restrictive control. (36 CFR 261.16 (j))

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Day Hiking

General Info:


21 miles north of Pecos on NM 63 and Forest Road 555


Horse Camping

Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites 7 of 7

Horse Riding



Drinking water: Temporary water outage. Bring your own potable water for the duration of your trip.

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