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CAMPGROUND NAME: Black Canyon

VISIT DATE: 06/02/1999

UPDATE DATE: 3/25/2013

STATE: New Mexico

REGION: Southwestern

RANGER DISTRICT: Espanola

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Santa Fe

RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation

DIRECTIONS:
In Santa Fe, NM, at intersection of Paseo de Peralta and US Rt.
84/St. Francis Dr. and Santa Fe Ski Basin sign, take Paseo de
Peralta east 1 mile to State Rt. 475 and Ski Basin signs.  At
signs, turn left and go 0.2 miles to another State Rt. 475
sign/Artist Rd.  Turn right at sign onto Artist Rd. (becomes Hyde
Park Rd. in 0.6 miles) and go 7.2 miles to campground sign.  Turn
right at sign into campground.

NOTE: For RVrs, the right turn onto Artist Rd. is tight and
requires slipping briefly into the oncoming lane.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation 8,400 ft.

The campground is located along scenic Rt. 475 in a canyon among
a nice mixture of Ponderosa pine, aspen and fir.  Each site has a
lantern pole.  Some parking aprons are slopped and the interior road 
is narrow in places.  The campground stretches along  Tesuque 
Creek with some sites overlooking the creek.  The tent sites are 
walk-in.  It is a good location for day trips into Santa Fe and up to 
the Ski Basin where there are several trails and magnificent views 
of the valley below and aspen groves.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: Yes
Open All Year: No

Seasonal Comment:
Open April 15 through September 30.

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: $10 per day, per vehicle
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 6
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 29
   
   Total Sites: 35

Tent Pads: Yes
Open Sites: Yes
Wooded Sites: Yes

No. Tables on Sites: 35
No. Grilles on Sites: 35
Equestrian Camping:  No

RV INFORMATION
Hookups: None
No. RV Pull Throughs: 1
Waste Station: No
Average Parking Apron Size: 9' X 50'

Comments:
The parking aprons are paved.  Some aprons are "V" shaped, one
side for trailer the other for tow vehicle, etc.  A state-owned waste
station with potable water is available for a fee across from 
campground entrance.

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

Public Phone: Yes
Playground: No
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 9
  No. Threaded: 9

WATER SPORTS - None

HIKING
Borrego Trail  - 22 miles
Black Canyon Trail (loop) - 1.5 miles

Both trails are foot, mountain bike & horse)

FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Clear Creek VISIT DATE: 06/08/1999 UPDATE DATE: 3/25/2013 STATE: New Mexico REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Cuba NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Cuba RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Cuba, NM, take State Rt. 126 east 11 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 8,300 ft. The campground stretches up Clear Creek among Douglas fir and other conifers. The understory is grass and wild flowers with good separation between sites. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open mid-May through October 31. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day, per vehicle Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 13 Total Sites: 13 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 13 No. Grilles on Sites: 13 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13.5' X 46' 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): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a handpump. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Stocked Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: El Porvenir VISIT DATE: 06/04/1999 UPDATE DATE: 3/25/2013 STATE: New Mexico REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Pecos/Las Vegas NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Las Vegas RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Las Vegas, NM, take State Rt. 65 north 13 miles to campground sign (Forest Rt. 261). Turn right onto Rt. 261 and go 2.6 miles to campground on right. NOTE: After Montezuma, NM, road becomes winding and narrow two- lane. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,600 ft. The campground is located near Hollinger Creek among heavily wooded Ponderosa pine, Gambel oak, Douglas fir and some Spruce. It is convenient to the Pecos Wilderness. Some sites have attractive stone terracing. All tent only sites are walk-in. This is bear country; practice safe food protection techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 1 through November 15. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $8 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 3 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 10 Total Sites: 13 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 14 No. Grilles on Sites: 14 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 5 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 15.5' X 44' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a hand pump. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Herman's Peak (foot & horse) - 4 miles Porvenir Trail #219 (foot & horse) - leads to network of trails in the Pecos Wilderness. FISHING Rainbow (stocked) and Brown trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: EV Long VISIT DATE: 06/04/1999 UPDATE DATE: 3/25/2013 STATE: New Mexico REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Pecos/Las Vegas NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Las Vegas RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Las Vegas, NM, take State Rt. 65 north 15.2 miles to Johnson Mesa sign (at end of pavement). Turn left at sign and go 0.1 miles to campground on right. NOTE: After Montezuma, NM, road is winding and narrow two-lane. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,500 ft. The campground is located alongside Gallings Creek among Ponderosa pine, Gambel oak and Douglas fir. Sites are well separated, but there are some parking aprons with low overhanging branches. This is bear country; practice safe food protection techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 1 through November 15. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $8 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 15 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 6 Total Sites: 21 Tent Pads: No 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: 5 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 21' X 32' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt and irregular. 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. Safe drinking water is not reliable; it is recommended water be brought. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow (stocked) and Brown trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Field Tract VISIT DATE: 06/03/1999 UPDATE DATE: 3/25/2013 STATE: New Mexico REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Pecos/Las Vegas NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Pecos RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Pecos, NM, take State Rt. 63 north 7.8 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,400 ft. It is reported if you listen carefully, the Pecos River will talk to you. Six of the camping sites have log lean-to shelters with stone fireplaces. The campground is a single loop with a grassy open center and nicely shaded by Ponderosa and deciduous trees on the outer edge. The Pecos River runs along the back edge of the campground. With the grass and pine needle understory and shelters, the campground has a special character. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 1 through November 15. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $8 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 14 Total Sites: 14 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 14 No. Grilles on Sites: 14 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 10 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11.5' X 45' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 3 No. Threaded: 3 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow (stocked) and Brown trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Holy Ghost VISIT DATE: 06/03/1999 UPDATE DATE: 3/25/2013 STATE: New Mexico REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Pecos/Las Vegas NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Pecos RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Pecos, NM, take State Rt. 63 north 12 miles to "Y" intersection (Forest Rt. 122). Bear left at intersection (toward Holy Ghost, NM) onto Rt. 122 and go 2.5 miles to campground. NOTE: Forest Rt. 122 is a single-lane, paved roadway loaded with potholes. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 8,100 ft. The campground has two sections, upper and lower loops. The upper loop stretches up a mountainside - all sites are walk-in. The lower loop runs along Holy Ghost Creek with some sites overlooking the creek. Generally, the campground extends up a grassy valley surrounded by Aspen, spruce and a few Ponderosa pine. This is a tranquil campground with sounds of the creek and birds all around. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 1 through November 15. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $8 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 5 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 18 Total Sites: 23 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 0 No. Grilles on Sites: 22 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 2 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 43' 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): 3 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigots are hand pumps. Safe drinking water is not reliable; it is recommended water be brought. WATER SPORTS - None Comments: Wading is possible in Holy Ghost Creek, but should be adult supervised. HIKING Holy Ghost Trail #283 (foot & horse) - 3.3 miles Provides access to a 350-mile network of trails in the Pecos Wilderness. FISHING Rainbow (stocked) and Brown trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Jacks Creek VISIT DATE: 06/03/1999 UPDATE DATE: 3/25/2013 STATE: New Mexico REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Pecos/Las Vegas NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Pecos RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Pecos, NM, take State Rt. 63 north 12 miles to "Y" intersection. Bear right at intersection (toward Cowles, NM) and go 8.3 miles to campground. NOTE: Although the entire route is paved, some portions are narrow, two-lane curvy roadway. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation 8,900 ft. The campground is composed of two sections. One section is equestrian oriented with trail head. The other is for RVs and tents. The equestrian section is more open, has long parking aprons and corrals at most sites. The RV and tent section stretches out across an Aspen-encircled mountain meadow with a spectacular view of the Pecos Wilderness and snow-capped Round Mountain. There are double occupancy sites but with only one grille. Wildlife visiting the campground include coyote, elk and deer. Wild flowers such as iris, raspberry, wild roses and paintbrush are abundant. Although Aspen is the dominant tree, Spruce and Ponderosa pine are plentiful. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 1 through November 15. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 43 Total Sites: 43 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 43 No. Grilles on Sites: 36 Equestrian Camping: Yes RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 16' X 51.5' 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): 7 No. Threaded: 3 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Jacks Creek Trail # 25 - 0.75 miles Provides access to a 350-mile network of trails in the Pecos Wilderness (To) Pecos River - 1.5 miles (To) Iron Gate Campground - 3.75 miles All trails are foot and horse only FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Jemez Falls VISIT DATE: 06/07/1999 UPDATE DATE: 3/25/2013 STATE: New Mexico REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Jemez NEAREST CITY/TOWN: San Ysidro RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From San Ysidro, NM, take State Rt. 4 north 24.5 miles to "Y" intersection. Bear right at intersection, staying on Rt. 4, and go 5.5 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign and go 0.8 miles to campground entrance. Turn right into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,900 ft. The campground is composed of four loops among Ponderosa pine. Each loop features a single water spigot, a wheelchair friendly vault and a pull-through. The campground is conveniently located on the scenic Jemez Mountain Trail (State Rt. 4). A few day trips from the campground are the Jemez Falls, Gilman Tunnels (old railroad tunnels) and the Bandelier National Monument (prehistoric volcanic ruins). SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 15 through November 15. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day, per vehicle Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 51 Total Sites: 51 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 51 No. Grilles on Sites: 51 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 5 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 50' Comments: The parking aprons are paved with a gravel surface. An RV waste station is available for a fee at Trail's End RV Campground (private) located 1.2 miles north of the State Rts. 4 and 126 intersection. 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: Each loop has wheelchair friendly vaults. Limited drinking water may be available at San Antonio (national forest) campground. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Jemez Falls trail head is 0.5 miles beyond the campground entrance (foot) - 0.3 miles FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Paliza VISIT DATE: 06/06/1999 UPDATE DATE: 3/25/2013 STATE: New Mexico REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Jemez NEAREST CITY/TOWN: San Ysidra RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From San Ysidro, NM, take State Rt. 4 north 4.4 miles to State Rt. 290. Turn right onto Rt. 290 and go 6.9 miles to end of pavement. Continue straight onto Forest Rt. 10 (gravel) and go 2.2 miles to "Y" intersection. Bear right and then turn right (almost immediately) into one section of the campground. Or, bear left and turn left (almost immediately) into second section of campground. NOTE: There is no sign representing the campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,500 ft. The campground, composed of two sections, is set in a large stand of Ponderosa pine. Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) influence can be found in the log lean-to's scattered throughout the campground. A small stream runs alongside the campground, which must be crossed to reach some walk-in tent sites. The section of campground on the right of the "Y" is a loop containing the walk-in tent sites and only pull-throughs. The section on the left side of the "Y" has slightly larger camping sites and no walk-ins. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Comment: Open April 15 through November 15 NOTE: Temporarily closed in 2013 due to budget shortfall; contact district office for status. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $8 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 3 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 23 Total Sites: 26 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 26 No. Grilles on Sites: 26 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 3 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 21' X 21' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel and dirt. There is an RV waste station available for a fee at Ponderosa RV Park, Ponderosa, NM. 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: The only wheelchair friendly vaults are on right side of "Y". WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Redondo VISIT DATE: 06/07/1999 UPDATE DATE: 3/25/2013 STATE: New Mexico REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Jemez NEAREST CITY/TOWN: San Ysidro RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From San Ysidro, NM, take State Rt. 4 north 24.5 miles to "Y" intersection. Bear right, staying on Rt. 4, and go 2.2 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 8,100 ft. The campground is composed of three unnamed loops. The western side of the campground features "V" shaped parking aprons and lots of shade. The eastern side has the traditional straight parking aprons and more open sites. All the loops are located among Ponderosa pine and some Douglas fir. The campground is conveniently located on the scenic Jemez Mountain Trail (State Rt. 4). A few day trips from the campground are the Jemez Falls, Gilman Tunnels (old railroad tunnels) and the Bandelier National Monument (prehistoric volcanic ruins). Also, hot springs are located south of campground along State Rt. 4 toward Jemez Springs. There are hot springs in Jemez Springs too. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 15 through November 15. NOTE: Temporarily closed in 2013 due to budget shortfall; contact district office for status. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day, per vehicle Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 59 Total Sites: 59 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 59 No. Grilles on Sites: 59 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13.5' X 36' 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): 8 No. Threaded: 4 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Rio Chama VISIT DATE: 06/11/1999 UPDATE DATE: 3/25/2013 STATE: New Mexico REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Coyote NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Abiquiu RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Abiquiu, NM, take US Rt. 84 north 15.5 miles to Rio Chama sign (Forest Rt. 151). Turn left onto Rt. 151 (dirt) and go 11.6 miles to sign ("no camping or picnicking beyond this point"). Turn left into campground. NOTE: Forest Rt. 151 is eroded, deeply rutted, rough, mostly single-lane and NOT RV friendly. It is not safe for any vehicle to travel this road during inclement weather. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,400 ft. The campground, located in a canyon among juniper and oak trees, is adjacent to the Rio Chama Wild and Scenic River with the Chama River Canyon Wilderness on both sides. The Rio Chama is floatable with some sites overlooking the river. The canyon has been occupied by different cultures since 9500 BC. Contact the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on (505) 761-8700 for information on the river and licensed outfitters. Multi-colored canyon walls tower some 2,000 feet above the river in places and provide breathtaking vistas throughout the campground. There are several interesting day trips from the campground: (1) Monastery of Christ in the Desert - about 2 miles up from the campground. (2) Ghost Ranch Living Museum - on US Rt. 84 about 12 miles north of Abiquiu, NM. (3) Ghost Ranch Conservation Center (Paleontology and Archeological 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 May 1 through November 15. NOTE: Not accessible during inclement weather, e.g., monsoons. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: No charge Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 NOTE: Currently only nine (9) campsites are available to campers. CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 18 Total Sites: 18 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 10 No. Grilles on Sites: 8 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 49' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. Access road (Forest Rt. 151) is not RV friendly. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: No Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: No Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): Yes Kayaking (whitewater): Yes Comments: The Big Eddy Takeout for the Rio Chama is 3.3 miles downstream from the campground on Forest Rt. 151. HIKING - No FISHING Brown and Rainbow Trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Rio de Las Vacas VISIT DATE: 06/08/1999 UPDATE DATE: 3/25/2013 STATE: New Mexico REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Cuba NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Cuba RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Cuba, NM, take State Rt. 126 east 12.2 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 8,160 ft. Under Ponderosa and other conifer trees, the campground is a single loop with one side adjacent to Rio Las Vacas (river). The understory is grass and pine needles. The San Pedro Park Wilderness is 5 miles away with a 37-mile network of trails. Some sites overlook the river and others overlook a park-like meadow. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open mid-May 30 through October 31 - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day, per vehicle Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 15 Total Sites: 15 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 15 No. Grilles on Sites: 15 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 15.5' X 50' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. The interior road is a tear-drop shape making it difficult for RVrs to make a second pass. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a handpump. WATER SPORTS - None Comments: Wading is possible in the Rio Las Vacas. HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow (stocked) and Brown trout.

CAMPGROUND NAME: San Antonio VISIT DATE: 06/07/1999 UPDATE DATE: 3/25/2013 STATE: New Mexico REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Jemez NEAREST CITY/TOWN: San Ysidro RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From San Ysidro, NM, take State Rt. 4 north 24.5 miles to "Y" intersection. Bear left at intersection onto State Rt. 129 and go 1.6 miles to campground sign. Turn left into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,800 ft. The campground stretches along San Antonio Creek under a young stand of Ponderosa pines. Some sites are adjacent to the creek. Sites 1 through 9 are walk-ins next to an open grassy area - ideal for group gatherings. Sites 36 through 43 are wheelchair friendly walk-ins with two communal fire pits for group gatherings. Some sites located to the left of entrance have "V" shaped parking aprons and grey water disposal facility. NOTE: Campground fills quickly; reservations are recommended. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 15 through November 15. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day, per vehicle $15 per day, per vehicle - electric and water Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 12 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 18 Total Sites: 30 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 30 No. Grilles on Sites: 30 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 14' X 35' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. There is grey water disposal facility at some sites. An RV waste station is available for a fee at Trail's End RV Campground (private) located 1.2 miles north of the State Rts. 4 and 126 intersection. 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: 0 Comments: The only wheelchair friendly toilet is located in the cluster of walk-in tent sites, 36 through 43. Check ranger district office for potable water availability. WATER SPORTS - None Comments: Wading is possible in San Antonio Creek HIKING - No FISHING Stocked Rainbow trout.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Vista Linda VISIT DATE: 06/07/1999 UPDATE DATE: 3/25/2013 STATE: New Mexico REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Jemez NEAREST CITY/TOWN: San Ysidro RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From San Ysidro, NM, take State Rt. 4 north 11.5 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,800 ft. The campground, among juniper, cholla, prickly pear and cottonwoods, stretches along the Jemez River with some sites overlooking the river. Each site has a panoramic view of the multi-colored walls of Jemez Canyon. The campground is conveniently located off State Rt. 4 (Jemez Mountain Trail), a designated scenic route. A wheelchair friendly paved walkway provides easy access for all to the river and bank fishing. Several sites have ramada-like structures. The campground is well laid out and is almost as attractive as the view. Several day trips should be considered, such as Jemez Springs Bathhouse, Jemez Pueblo, Jemez State Monument and others. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day, per vehicle Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 13 Total Sites: 13 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: No No. Tables on Sites: 13 No. Grilles on Sites: 13 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 16' X 45' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow trout (stocked). There are wheelchair friendly fishing locations along the bank of the Jemez River.




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