Recreation


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Current Recreation Conditions

Area Name Status Area Conditions
Apache Campground Closed Closed First come, first serve. No reservations. $28 per night. Extra vehicle $9. 30' RV limit.
Argentina Canyon Trail (T39) Open Open
Aspen Group Campground Open Open Reservations required through Recreation.gov. Cost: $108-$135. 30' RV limit.
Baca Campground Open Open
Barber Ridge Trail (T49) Open Open T49 Barber Ridge Trail is closed between junction of T44 Three Rivers and T47 Goat Canyon.
Black Bear Group Campground Open Open Reservations required through Recreation.gov. Cost: $108-$135. 26' RV limit.
Cedar Creek Picnic Area Open Open
Cedar Creek Picnic Shelter Open Open
Crest Trail (T25) Open Open T25 Crest Trail is closed between junction with T78 Lookout Mountain Trail and T49 Barber Ridge Trail.
Deerhead Campground Closed Closed First come, first serve. No reservations. $28 per night (Extra vehicle: $9). 25' RV limit.
James Canyon Campground Open Open
Lower Fir Group Campground Open Open Cost $108-$135. Reservations required through Recreation.gov. 30' RV limit.
Lower Karr Canyon Campground Open Open
Oak Grove Campground Closed Closed
Pines Campground Closed Closed First come, first serve. No reservations. Cost: $28-$50. 40' RV limit. 
Saddle Campground Closed Closed First come, first serve. No reservations. Cost $28 ($9 per extra vehicle). 30' RV limit.
Sam Tobias Memorial Group Campground Open Open
Schoolhouse Picnic Area Open Open
Silver Campground and Amphitheater Closed Closed First come, first serve. No reservations. $28 per night (Extra vehicle $9). RVs limited to 30'.  
Silver Overflow Campground Closed Closed First come, first serve. No reservations. $24. No RV length limit. 
Skyline Campground Open Open Please check road conditions before you go. 
Sleepy Grass Campground Closed Closed First come, first serve. No reservations. Cost $26-$41 ($9 per extra vehicle). 30' RV limit.
Sleepy Grass Picnic Area Open Open
Slide Group Campground Open Open Reservation required through Recreation.gov. Cost: $100-125. RVs limited to 35 feet.
South Fork Campground Closed Closed
Southfork Trail (T19) Open Open T19 South Fork Trail is closed after junction with T33 Bluefront.
Three Rivers Campground Open Open
Trestle Recreation Area Open Open
Upper Bonito Dispersed Recreation Area Open Open
Upper Fir Group Campground Open Open Cost $108-$248. Reservations required through Recreation.gov. 30' RV limit.
Upper Karr Recreation Area Open Open

Spotlights

La Pasada Encantada Trail (T233)

La Pasada Encantada Trailhead

Trail #233: The La Pasada Encantada Trail is 0.4-mile long interpretive trail for both the sighted and visually impaired.  It is an easy hike located just south of Cloudcroft and offers regular interpretive signs as well as signs in Braille.  The path of the trail is bordered by railroad ties allowing for easy use for those using assistive canes. It begins at Forest Road 24B at a trailhead immediately adjacent to the Sleepy Grass Campground and loops back to the starting point. When the trail is open, it is open for the following uses: Hiking.

Recreation Areas