La Cueva Picnic Site

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Located along the San Antonio River in the community of La Cueva, this popular picnicking and fishing site is a favorite with families and fishing enthusiasts. The San Antonio River runs through the picnic area and individual sites are located on both sides of the river offering cool spots to enjoy an afternoon, or morning.

Uses: Picnic, hiking and fishing.

Facilities: Site amenities include 12 picnic units with grills. vault toilets. The picnic site is universally accessible.

Special Instructions: This picnic site is designated as a reduced impact picnic site. Please pack out your trash and leave the site clean for others to enjoy. Charcoal only in pedestal cooking grills.

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: Day use only; no overnight camping.
Reservations: None. The picnic area is a first come-first serve facility.
Rentals & Guides: None
Fees No fee.
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Summer and Fall
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Dogs must be leashed at all times while within the picnic area.
Closest Towns: La Cueva, Jemez Springs
Water: No drinking water available
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Passes: N/A
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: The La Cueva Picnic Area has cooking grills, but no camp fire rings. Pleas use charcoal in cooking grills and not wood or other flamable materials. Please carry out all trash so others can enjoy the facility.

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