Vista Linda Campground

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed

Notice:  Due to concerns related to the COVID-19 virus, this campground is temporarily closed.  Please contact the Jemez Ranger Station for further information. 

This popular campground is open year round. The campground is located in the scenic San Diego Canyon, with spectacular red rock canyon and mesa views. Come prepared for warm days and cool nights during the summer months and cold winter temperatures. The Jemez River, adjacent to the campground, offers excellent fishing opportunities (valid State fishing license required) and wildlife viewing. Fishing is best during the Winter months.

Uses: Overnight camping, hiking and fishing.

Facilities: The campground has 13 units with grills. Amenities include drinking water, paved access and vault toilets. No hook-ups or dump station available. Tents, RV's and trailers up to 40 feet and pull through capability.

Special Instructions: Cutting live vegetation is strictly prohibited. Charcoal only in pedestral 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 12:00 PM. Quiet hours are from 9:00 P.M. to 7:00 A.M. (No generator use during quiet hours). 14 day stay maximum.
Reservations: No reservations accepted at this site.
Rentals & Guides: None
Fees $10 per vehicle per night for single unit. Only two (2) vehicles are permitted at a camp site.
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Spring and Fall
Busiest Season: Spring
Restrictions: Dogs must be leashed at all times while within campground area.
Closest Towns: Jemez Springs where food and lodging is available.
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
Passes: America the Beautiful/Golden Age Passes
Operated By: Forest Service

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From the Jemez Ranger Station go 5.6 miles south on State Highway 4.

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