La Cueva Picnic Site

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Located along the San Antonio River in the community of La Cueva, this popular picnicking and fishing site is a favorite with families and fishermen. 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: Closed indefinitely to protect public health and align with state and local measures to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. Visit for more information.
Operational Hours: Day use only; no overnight camping.
Reservations: None. The picnic area is a first come-first serve facilility.
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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