Paliza Family Campground

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Paliza Family Area Scenic Campground

Recently renovated, the campground is situated in a beautiful Ponderosa Pine forest. Located in Lower Paliza Canyon,  the campground has original CCC shelters in some sites.  At 6,700 feet please come prepared for warm days and cool nights.

Uses: Overnight camping, hiking

Facilities: 30 camp sites; five sites have shade shelters. Vault toilets; no dump station available. There is no drinking water available at the campground.

Special Instructions: This campground is designated as a reduced impact and recycle campground. Users are required pack out trash during the off-season. Cutting live vegetation is prohibited. Charcoal only in pedestal cooking grills.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: The road to the campground is being resurfaced. Visitors may experience some delays in accessing the campground due to construction and traffic controls. 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: Check out time is 2:00 PM,  check in time is 3:00 PM. 14 day stay maximum. The campground typically opens in early May and closes in mid October.
Reservations: This campground is first come-first serve facility. No reservations are accepted.
Rentals & Guides: None
Fees $8 per night per vehicle for a single family unit. Only two (2) vehicles and up to 8 people (same household) are permitted at a camp site.
Usage: Medium
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Dogs must be leashed at all times while in campground area.
Closest Towns: Ponderosa has few services; Jemez Springs has limited service for food services and lodging.
Water: No drinking water available
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Passes: America the Beautiful/Golden Age Passes
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Access to the campground is off Forest Road 10. The last two miles is dirt and can be difficult for low clearance vehicles. High clearance vehicles recommended.

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