Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

 Located along the San Antonio River, the campground is situated in Ponderosa Pines and and forest meadows. Campground elevation is 7,600 feet above sea level. Come prepared for warm days and cooler nights. The campground was completely rebuilt and reopened in August, 2010. A paved walking trail along the river provides stream access for a pleasant morning or evening stroll and offers fishing and wildlife viewing.

Uses: overnight camping, hiking and fishing.

Facilities: Extremely popular camping area with 20 single sites and a group site with nine walk-in camp sites and a pavillion which accomodates up to 100 people. The campground has six camp sites with electric and water hook-ups for trailers and RV's up to 35 feet. Drinking water available. The campground has vault toilets; no dump station available.

Special Instructions: This campground is designated as a reduced impact and recycle campground. Users are encouraged to recycle (recycle bins on site) and pack out trash. Cutting live vegetation and placing tents on the grass is prohibited. 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: 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: From mid May through early September all campsites are reserved through or by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777. Prior to and after to the reservation period ends the campground is a first-come first-serve site.
Rentals & Guides: None
Fees $10 per vehicle per night for single family unit; $15 per night for hook-up sites. Only two (2) vehicles are permitted at a camp site.
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Summer and Fall
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Dogs must be leashed at all times while in campground area.
Closest Towns: La Cueva with country store and lodging is two miles from campground. Jemez Springs offers food, lodging and other services. 
Water: Potable water available
Restroom: Vault Toilet (4)
Passes: America the Beautiful/Golden Age Passes
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Very popular campground. Early arrival is suggested. No day use activities, such as picnics, are allowed. Although the campground has an on-site drinking water supply, a five (5) gallon per trailer or RR restriction may be in effect. Please bring potable water with you if available. 

General Information


From the Jemez Ranger Station go 7.5 miles to the junction of State Road 126 at La Cueva. Turn left at the stop sign and follow State Road 126 approximately two miles to campground turnoff.

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