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CAMPGROUND NAME: Agua Piedra

VISIT DATE: 06/17/1999

UPDATE DATE: 4/22/2013

STATE: New Mexico

REGION: Southwestern

RANGER DISTRICT: Camino Real

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Penasco

RESERVATIONS: No

DIRECTIONS:
From Penasco, NM, take State Rt. 75 east 4.8 miles to "T" 
intersection (State Rt. 518).  Turn right onto Rt. 518 (unmarked) 
and go 6.8 miles to campground sign.  Turn right into campground.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 8,100 ft.

The campground is composed of two sections near the Rio Pueblo. 
One section, at entrance to campground, is a small loop with
sites that can accommodate small groups.  The other section
contains two loops one of which accommodate tents or RVs
(combined) and the other  is for tents only.  Shade is provided
by spruce, fir and a few aspen.  The sound of the river can be
heard throughout the campground.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: Yes
Open All Year: No

Seasonal Comment:
Open May 17 through September 22

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: $16 per day
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 19
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 23
   
   Total Sites: 42

Tent Pads: No
Open Sites: Yes
Wooded Sites: Yes

No. Tables on Sites: 42
No. Grilles on Sites: 37
Equestrian Camping:  No

RV INFORMATION
Hookups: None
No. RV Pull Throughs: 3
Waste Station: No
Average Parking Apron Size: 9' X 51'

Comments:
The parking aprons are gravel and paved.

FACILITIES
Vaults: Yes
Flush Toilets: No
Hot Showers: No
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes

Public Phone: No
Playground: No
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0

WATER SPORTS - None

HIKING
Agua Piedra #19A (foot, horse, mountain bike & motorcycle) - 6.1
miles

FISHING   
Rainbow trout (stocked) - there is wheelchair friendly fishing
access in the day-use area.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Capulin VISIT DATE: 06/14/1999 UPDATE DATE: 4/2/2013 STATE: New Mexico REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Camino Real NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Taos RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Taos, NM, at the intersection of State Rts. 68/585 and US Rt. 64, take Rt. 64/585 east 2.1 miles to stop sign at "T" intersection. Turn right at intersection onto Rt. 64 (Enchanted Circle) and go 4.5 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 8,000 ft. The campground stretches along the Rio Fernando with most sites adjacent to it. The area is riparian set in mixed conifers and cottonwoods. The campground is within sight and sound of US Rt. 64. With no turn-arounds in the campground, only small RVs are recommended - no travel trailers. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 24 through September 2 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $6 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 4 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 7 Total Sites: 11 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 11 No. Grilles on Sites: 11 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 14.5' X 36' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. With no turn-arounds in the campground, access is limited to small RVs. Travel trailers are not recommended. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Cimarron VISIT DATE: 06/25/1999 UPDATE DATE: 4/2/2013 STATE: New Mexico REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Questa NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Costilla RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Costilla, NM, at intersection of State Rts. 522 and 196, take Rt. 196 east 17.3 miles to where Rt. 196 becomes Forest Rt. 1950. Continue straight on Rt. 1950 and go 1.6 miles to a "Y" intersection. Bear right, staying on Rt. 1950, and go 9.3 miles to Cimarron campground sign. Turn right at sign and go 0.8 miles to campground entrance. Turn right into campground. NOTE: State Rt. 196 becomes a dirt and gravel roadway after 10 miles and continues that way on Forest Rt. 1950. Both roads vary from single-lane to wide two-lane. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 9,400 ft. The campground permits horses and is located within the Valle Vidal Unit among spruce. The 100,000-acre Valle Vidal was donated by the Pennzoil Co. in 1982. It is a wild life habitat which limits vehicles to designated roads and campgrounds. Elk calving is a major activity from May 1 through June 30. Hiking and horseback riding is permitted throughout the Unit. The open range feel provides a unique experience for all with lots of wild life viewing. Some sites have feeding bins and hitching rails. NOTE: Bring a spare tire and changing tools. Rock and gravel on the access roads can be sharp. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 24 through October 30 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 NOTE: Fee may be reduced if no water is available. CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 35 Total Sites: 35 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 35 No. Grilles on Sites: 35 Equestrian Camping: Yes RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 4 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 20' X 47' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel and the pull-throughs are very long. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 6 Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Shuree Ponds Trail (foot and horse) - 0.5 miles There are few maintained trails, BUT the whole area is an open range permitting horseback riding and hiking under a "park and go" policy. FISHING - No Comments: Shuree Pond, located 0.5 miles from the campground on Forest Rt. 1950, is stocked with Rainbow trout.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Columbine VISIT DATE: 06/14/1999 UPDATE DATE: 4/2/2013 STATE: New Mexico REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Questa NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Questa RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Questa, NM, take State Rt. 38 east 3.9 miles to campground sign. Turn right into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,900 ft. The campground, a.k.a Columbine Canyon, is composed of two loops. One small loop, at the campground entrance, has all open sites and views of the towering mountains. It would be nice for large gatherings. The other is a large long loop up the canyon along a fast flowing Columbine Creek. The campsites in this loop are tucked in among pine, spruce and some aspen so have ample shade and good to excellent privacy between campsites rather than the poor privacy found in the smaller loop. The Columbine trailhead is off this loop. I think he may have higher expectations than those concessionaires he is representing. The sound of the creek can be heard throughout the large loop. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 17 through September 29 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $17 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 1 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 26 Total Sites: 27 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 26 No. Grilles on Sites: 26 RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 6 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 45' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. An RV waste station with potable water is available for a fee at the private River Ranch campground on State Rt.38 just west of Red River. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 4 No. Threaded: 3 Comments: Hot showers are available, for a fee, at the private River Ranch campground, located just west of Red River on State Rt. 38. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Columbine - Twining National Recreation Trail (foot & horse) #71 Provides access to a network of trails including: Gold Hill - 9 miles Lobo Peak - 10 miles Twining - 13 miles FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Comales VISIT DATE: 06/17/1999 UPDATE DATE: 4/2/2013 STATE: New Mexico REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Camino Real NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Penasco RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Penasco, NM, take State Rt. 75 east 4.8 miles to "T" intersection (State Rt. 518). Turn right onto Rt. 518 (unmarked) and go 2.2 miles to campground sign. Turn left into campground GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,700 ft. The campground is located along the Rio Pueblo with some sites overlooking the river and is one step above dispersed camping. Sites 4,5,6, 12 and 13 are located on dead ends with no turn- arounds. The road to right of campground entrance is not trailer-friendly. Spruce and juniper are the predominate trees. The sounds of the Rio Pueblo and traffic noise from Rt. 75 can be heard throughout the campground. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Msy 17 through September 2 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $11 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 5 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 8 Total Sites: 13 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 13 No. Grilles on Sites: 7 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 2 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: Open field Comments: The parking aprons are grass, dirt and rock. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow trout (stocked)

CAMPGROUND NAME: Duran Canyon VISIT DATE: 06/17/1999 UPDATE DATE: 4/2/2013 STATE: New Mexico REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Camino Real NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Penasco RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Penasco, NM, take State Rt. 75 east 4.8 miles to "T" intersection (State Rt. 518). Turn right onto Rt. 518 (unmarked) and go 8.3 miles to La Junta Canyon (Forest Rt. 76) sign. Turn left at sign onto Rt. 76 (dirt and gravel) and go 2 miles to campground sign. Turn right across low water bridge into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 9,000 ft. The campground is located on the Duran and Junta Creeks nestled among mature spruce. It is basically a tent camp with a couple RV-friendly sites. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 17 through September 22 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $11 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 10 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 2 Total Sites: 12 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 12 No. Grilles on Sites: 12 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 2 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: Not applicable Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. The only RV sites are located to the left of campground entrance. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Duran Canyon Trail (foot) - 3 miles FISHING Rainbow trout (stocked)

CAMPGROUND NAME: Elephant Rock VISIT DATE: 06/14/1999 UPDATE DATE: 4/2/2013 STATE: New Mexico REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Questa NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Red River RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Red River, NM, take State Rt. 38 west 1.7 miles to campground sign. Turn right into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 8,500 ft. This attractive campground is a single loop that meanders up a hillside with several sites featuring stone terracing. The campiste are tucked in among a mixture of Ponderosa pine, aspen, fir and spruce. It is convenient to State Rt. 38 and well situated for day trips on the Enchanted Circle and the town of Red River. The Red River is across the road from campground but is not accessible. There is some light traffic noise from Rt. 38. Although little middle-story, campsites are well separated providing good privacy. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 24 through September 29 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $17 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 18 Total Sites: 20 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No. Tables on Sites: 20 No. Grilles on Sites: 20 RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 14' X 38' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. An RV waste station with potable water is available for a fee at the private River Ranch campground on State Rt.38 just west of Red River. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 4 No. Threaded: 4 Comments: Hot showers are available, for a fee, at the private River Ranch campground, located just west of Red River on State Rt. 38. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Fawn Lakes Trail (foot & wheelchair friendly) - 0.3 miles FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Fawn Lakes VISIT DATE: 06/14/1999 UPDATE DATE: 4/22/2013 STATE: New Mexico REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Questa NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Red River RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Red River, NM, take State Rt. 38 west 1.3 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 8,500 ft. The campground stretches out along Red River with waterfront sites. There are two sections. The first section is a loop for both tent and RV campers. The second section, sites 8 through 12, is a spur with sites better suited to tent and slide-in pick- up campers. It is convenient to State Rt. 38 and day trips on the Enchanted Circle and the town of Red River. The sound of the river can be heard throughout the campground. Ponderosa pine dominate the campground with a mixture of fir and spruce. The understory is grass and open which limits privacy between sites to fair. The nearby Fawn Lakes (3 little ponds) offer bank fishing only. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 17 through September 29 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $17 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 6 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 11 Total Sites: 17 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No. Tables on Sites: 17 No. Grilles on Sites: 17 RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 14.5' X 48' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. An RV waste station with potable water is available for a fee at the private River Ranch campground on State Rt.38 just west of Red River. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: Hot showers are available, for a fee, at the private River Ranch campground, located just west of Red River on State Rt. 38. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow trout (stocked) in the ponds.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Hopewell VISIT DATE: 04/02/2013 UPDATE DATE: 4/22/2013 STATE: New Mexico REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Tres Piedras NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Tres Piedras RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Tres Piedras, NM, at the intersection of U.S. Rts. 285 and 64, take Rt. 64 west 19.2 miles to mile-marker 204. Turn left at this mile-maker into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 9,800 feet. NOTE: The authors did not personally research this campground - information provided by the Tres Piedras Ranger District office. This scenic campground is a single loop in a stand of thinning conifers and aspen and a short walk from the canoeable Hopewell Lake in the shadow of the Tusas Mountains. The campground is named for a nearby turn of the 20th century village that was named for rancher and promoter, Willard S. Hopewell. Campsites 16 and 17 are designated for equestrian campers. Each has a small corral. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 17 through September 29 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $15 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 4 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 27 Total Sites: 31 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: No No. Tables on Sites: 31 No. Grilles on Sites: 31 Equestrian Camping: Yes RV INFORMATION Hookups: No No. RV Pull Throughs: 5 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 14' X 40' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 5 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: No Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Hopewell Lake is a natural lake and is 19 acres. There is a primitive boat ramp for launching a canoe on the lake's southwest shore. HIKING Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (foot, horse, and mountain bike) - total 3,100 miles - 95 miles of it are across Carson National Forest FISHING Rainbow trout (stocked)

CAMPGROUND NAME: Junebug VISIT DATE: 06/14/1999 UPDATE DATE: 4/2/2013 STATE: New Mexico REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Questa NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Red River RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Red River, NM, take State Rt. 38 west 0.6 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 8,500 ft. The campground stretches along the fast-flowing Red River with several waterfront sites. It is convenient to State Rt. 38 and well situated for day trips on the Enchanted Circle and the town of Red River. The sound of the Red River can be heard throughout the campground. Sites 9 through 12 are very rocky making it a challenge for tent campers to find a smooth spot. The campground is dominated by mature spruce with a mixture of cottonwoods, fir and conifers. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 17 through September 2 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $17 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 1 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 21 Total Sites: 22 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No. Tables on Sites: 22 No. Grilles on Sites: 22 RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 4 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 16' X 37' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. An RV waste station with potable water is available for a fee at the private River Ranch campground on State Rt.38 just west of Red River. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a hand pump. Hot showers are available, for a fee, at the private River Ranch campground, located just west of Red River on State Rt. 38. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow trout (stocked)

CAMPGROUND NAME: La Junta Canyon VISIT DATE: 06/17/1999 UPDATE DATE: 4/2/2013 STATE: New Mexico REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Camino Real NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Penasco RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Penasco, NM, take State Rt. 75 east 4.8 miles to "T" intersection (State Rt. 518). Turn right onto Rt. 518 (unmarked) and go 8.3 miles to La Junta Canyon (Forest Rt. 76) sign. Turn left at sign onto Rt. 76 (dirt and gravel) and go 0.2 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 8,200 ft. The campground stretches 4.5 miles up through the canyon with sites scattered along Junta Creek in grass fields or under spruce. The campground is composed of two sections, one of which is called Upper La Junta where the sites are more formally designated. The other area is along the road (sites numbered 1 through 30) and has a more dispersed camping feel. This section may have cattle wandering among the sites. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 17 through September 22 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $11 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 18 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 23 Total Sites: 41 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 8 No. Grilles on Sites: 6 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 8 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: Open field Comments: The parking aprons are grass and dirt. The aprons are poorly defined and irregular in shape. Access to some sites is not trailer-friendly. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING La Cueva Lake #8 (foot, horse, mountain bike & motorcycle) - 4.4 miles FISHING Rainbow trout (stocked)

CAMPGROUND NAME: La Sombra VISIT DATE: 06/14/1999 UPDATE DATE: 4/2/2013 STATE: New Mexico REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Camino Real NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Taos RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Taos, NM, at the intersection of State Rts. 68/585 and US Rt. 64, take Rt. 64/585 east 2.1 miles to stop sign at "T" intersection. Turn right at intersection onto Rt. 64 (Enchanted Circle) and go 4.8 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation 7,800 ft. The campground stretches along the Rio Fernando among cottonwoods, conifers and other riparian plants. Access to sites 1 through 5 and 9 through 12 require fording a creek. Trailers are not recommended - there is no turn-around. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 24 through September 2 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $5 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 10 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 2 Total Sites: 12 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 12 No. Grilles on Sites: 12 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 23' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. With no turn-arounds in the campground, access is limited to small RVs. Travel trailers are not recommended. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Lower Canjilon Lake VISIT DATE: 06/11/1999 UPDATE DATE: 3/30/2013 STATE: New Mexico REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Canjilon NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Cebolla RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Cebolla, NM, take US Rt. 84 south 3.5 miles to State Rt. 115 (Canjilon Lakes/Canjilon) signs. Turn left onto Rt. 115 and go 3.3 miles to Canjilon Lake sign (County Rt. 280). Turn left onto Rt. 280 and go 7.6 miles to Canjilon Lake sign (Forest Rt. 129). Turn left onto Rt. 129 (paved) and go 3.4 miles to campground on left. NOTE: County Rt. 280 becomes dirt after 3.2 miles at which time it becomes Forest Rt. 559. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 9,900 ft. The campground is one of two campgrounds in the Canjilon Lakes Recreation Area. It is heavily wooded with spruce and aspen and laid out in a tight single loop. Two sites have view of Lower Canjilon Lake. The campground is full of birds and the Lower Canjilon Lake is a good beginning lake for canoeists. Some interesting day trips are: 1) Monastery of Christ in the Desert - On Forest Rt. 151, off US Rt. 84. (2) Ghost Ranch Living Museum - on US Rt. 84 about 12 miles north of Abiquiu, NM. (3) Ghost Ranch Conservation Center (Paleontology and Archaeological museums) - south of the Ghost Ranch Living Museum on US Rt. 84. (4) Drive US Rt. 84 between Abiquiu and Cebolla, NM and take in the magnificent views of the "Red Rocks" canyons. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Memorial Day through Labor Day - weather permitting RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $5 per vehicle per day CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 1 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 10 Total Sites: 11 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 11 No. Grilles on Sites: 11 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 5 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12.5' X 40.5' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. The pull-throughs are not suitable for large RVs. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: No Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Lower Canjilon Lake is 4 acres. The Middle and Upper Canjilon Lakes are a mile or so further on Forest Rt. 129. HIKING Canjilon Mountain Loop Trail (foot & horse) - 12 miles FISHING Rainbow trout (stocked)

CAMPGROUND NAME: McCrystal Creek VISIT DATE: 06/15/1999 UPDATE DATE: 4/2/2013 STATE: New Mexico REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Questa NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Costilla RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Costilla, NM, at intersection of State Rts. 522 and 196, take Rt. 196 east 17.3 miles to where Rt. 196 becomes Forest Rt. 1950. Continue straight on Rt. 1950 and go 1.6 miles to a "Y" intersection. Bear right, staying on Rt. 1950, and go 17.6 miles to campground sign. Turn left into campground. NOTE: State Rt. 196 becomes a dirt and gravel roadway after 10 miles and continues that way on Forest Rt. 1950. Both roads vary from single-lane to wide two-lane. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 8,100 ft. The campground permits horses and is located within the Valle Vidal Unit in a stand of young Ponderosa pine. The 100,000-acre Valle Vidal was donated by the Pennzoil Co. in 1982. It is a wild life habitat which limits vehicles to designated roads and campgrounds. Elk calving is a major activity from May 1 through June 30. Hiking and horseback riding is permitted throughout the Unit. The open range feel provides a unique experience for all with lots of wild life viewing. There are horse facilities within the campground. At the entrance to the campground, take the 1-mile Ring Ranch Interpretive Trail and walk into the past of ranching and logging in the area. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. NOTE: Bring a spare tire and changing tools. Rock and gravel on the access roads can be sharp. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 24 through October 30 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $12 per vehicle per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 60 Total Sites: 60 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 60 No. Grilles on Sites: 60 Equestrian Camping: Yes RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 6 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 15' X 53' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel and dirt and very long. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 Comments: Water available for livestock only. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Ring Ranch Interpretive Trail (loop-foot) - 1 mile There are few maintained trails, BUT the whole area is an open range permitting horseback riding and hiking under a "park and go" policy. FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Middle Canjilon Lake VISIT DATE: 06/11/1999 UPDATE DATE: 3/30/2013 STATE: New Mexico REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Canjilon NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Cebolla RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Cebolla, NM, take US Rt. 84 south 3.5 miles to State Rt. 115 (Canjilon Lakes/Canjilon) signs. Turn left onto Rt. 115 and go 3.3 miles to Canjilon Lake sign (County Rt. 280). Turn left onto Rt. 280 and go 7.6 miles to Canjilon Lake sign (Forest Rt. 129). Turn left onto Rt. 129 (paved) and go 4.2 miles to campground on right. NOTE: County Rt. 280 becomes dirt after 3.2 miles at which time it becomes Forest Rt. 559. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 9,900 ft. The campground is one of two campgrounds in the Canjilon Lakes Recreation Area. It is designed in a cloverleaf shape in thick aspen and some spruce trees, next to Middle Canjilon Lake. The campground is a very pretty with lots of birds. There may be standing water in some places. There are a half dozen or so tables and grilles (without designated parking) that are not included in the site count. These sites are ideal for tenters. Some interesting day trips are: 1) Monastery of Christ in the Desert - On Forest Rt. 151, off US Rt. 84. 2) Ghost Ranch Living Museum - on US Rt. 84 about 12 miles north of Abiquiu, NM. 3) Ghost Ranch Conservation Center (paleontology and archaeological museums) - south of the Ghost Ranch Living Museum on US Rt. 84. 4) Drive US Rt. 84 between Abiquiu and Cebolla, NM and take in the magnificent views of the "Red Rocks" canyons. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Memorial Day through October 1 -weather permitting RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $5 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 3 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 29 Total Sites: 32 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 32 No. Grilles on Sites: 32 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 21 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 53' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: No Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Middle Canjilon Lake is 3 acres. The Upper Canjilon Lake is 0.7 miles above the campground and the Lower Canjilon Lake is 0.8 miles below the campground. HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow trout (stocked)

CAMPGROUND NAME: Santa Barbara VISIT DATE: 06/17/1999 UPDATE DATE: 4/2/2013 STATE: New Mexico REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Camino Real NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Penasco RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Penasco, NM, from intersection of State Rts. 75 and 73, take Rt. 73 south 1.4 miles to Santa Barbara campground sign. Turn left at sign and go 6 miles to campground (just past Lower Santa Barbara campground sign). NOTE: The last 3.6 miles are along a dirt roadway. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 8,900 ft. The campground is adjacent to the South Santa Barbara River and nearby the Pecos Wilderness. It is convenient to the Pecos Wilderness and is comprised of spruce and aspen trees. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 17 through September 22 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16 per day - single $30 per day - double Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 21 Total Sites: 21 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 21 No. Grilles on Sites: 21 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 2 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 18' X 45' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 6 No. Threaded: 6 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Middle Fork Trail #24 (horse & foot) - 11.7 miles Indian Creek Trail #27 (horse & foot) - 4.6 miles Both trails access the northern section of the Pecos Wilderness and its network of trails. FISHING Rainbow trout (stocked)




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