Jacks Creek Campground

Area Status: Closed


Bring Your Own Water

No drinking water provided. Please bring your own potable water for the duration of your trip. New water systems are anticipated to be installed in 2024.

Located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains this 39 site campground is near the Pecos Wilderness Area, which features 160,000 acres of majestic mountain scenery, high mountain lakes and the Pecos River, and is forested with fir trees intermixed with aspens, which shimmer with golden foliage in the fall. A variety of wildlife, such as elk, mule deer, migratory birds, and other raptors inhabit the nearby Forest. Hikers find this location convenient to the popular Pecos Wilderness Areas trails which can be easily accessed from the campground. 

At a Glance

Reservations: First-come, first-serve basis.
Area Amenities: Accessible, Tent camping, Camping trailer, Picnic tables, Toilets, Parking
Fees: $10 per site per night. 
Open Season: May - October
Usage: Heavy
  • No horses or horse trailers allowed. 
  • No ATVs allowed. 
  • 3 cars per site limit. 
  • Quiet hours from 10pm to 7am.
  • No water.
Closest Towns: Pecos, NM
Water: No drinking water.
Restroom: Vault & Compost Toilets (3)
Passes: Santa Fe National Forest honors America the Beautiful Interagency Passes. Senior Pass (Lifetime and Annual) and Access Pass holders receive a 50% discount on single unit campsites.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Please keep your dogs on a leash for their own safety, to be courteous to other users, to respect & protect wildlife, and to protect vegetation. In a Developed Recreation Area it is prohibited to bring in or possess an animal, other than a service animal, unless it is crated, caged, or upon a leash no longer than six feet, or otherwise under physical restrictive control. (36 CFR 261.16 (j))

General Information


21 miles north of Pecos on Highway 63 and Forest Road 555

Recreation Map

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Campground Camping

No. of Sites 40 single site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites 32 of 40

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