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5 RV Parks near Jemez Springs, New Mexico
Jun 2011 - $5.00
Redondo CG has deteriorated over the years, and could use a complete rebuild. The water system hasn't worked in years, so make sure your water tank is FULL. Vault toilets are very old and smelly. Many sites won't fit an RV. East side of CG okay for tents, not RVs. When I was here, there was no host, and pit toilets hadn't been serviced (no TP) in a while, fire pits were full of trash. CG is densely wooded, and really needs to be thinned out to be safer from wildfire. Usually very quiet during week, somewhat busy weekends, rarely full. No cell phone service, but is available across Hwy. NOTE - CG is temporarily closed due to extreme drought. Call Jemez Ranger Station (575-829-3535) for latest conditions. - dave3114
Aug 2016 - $5.00
Albuquerque was at 100 degrees but we had a campfire in the evening. Site was clean overall and each individual site is level concrete. No power but water available at a communal spigot. - Limeybob
Jun 2015 - $10.00
This is a state campground reservable on ReserveAmerica.com. Dry camping in the mountains between Cuba and Jemez Springs on HWY 126, this campground has a great group site that is difficult to reserve, and several individual sites that can be reserved in advance. Weekends are usually booked if not reserved several weeks/months in advance.
Surrounded by tall trees and a small creek that runs on the East side of the campground, this is a quiet and peaceful retreat from the hot New Mexico sun during the summer months. It is at over 8,000 feet so can be very cold in the off-season.
Vault toilets are kept clean and sites are level, although vary in size. Definitely no room for Class A or large 5th wheels, but perfect and spread out for TTs and popups.
We've stayed 10+ times at this campground and enjoy. - skyhawk133
Apr 2018 - $10.00
Fenton Lake is a beautiful location, but the campground was designed when tent camping was the norm. Maybe 10-15% of the sites are suitable for a 20' RV and then you have to deal with tow vehicle parking. Some sites are level, but many require considerable blocking to level. There is a single drinking water spigot at the boat ramp. So bring your 5 gallon water jugs to transport water. No dump station anywhere close. Nearest groceries are available in La Cueva (10 miles) and fuel in Jemez Pueblo (30 miles). No cell service. FYI NM126 from Seven Springs to Cuba has a 15 mile section not yet paved that can be a white knuckle adventure to drive when wet or snow covered. I would not pull my 25' travel trailer through this even when it is dry. This is a popular destination so weekends and holidays are very busy. I do use this park as a base for area fishing during the work week and sleep in the shell of my truck. Quite pleasant! - New Mexico Stan
Oct 2012 - $14.00
In late October this park was quiet, and its lake offered the best trout fishing I have seen in years. The hiking trails were easy, and beautiful fall colors were everywhere. It would be an ideal park for someone with a truck camper. If you are visiting with a travel trailer or motorhome it might not be a pleasant experience. Roads are quite bad with many potholes. If you are going up the "RV loop," be careful, as there are a couple spots where you could easily bottom out if too low off the ground. If the only pull through spot, at the end of the loop, is occupied you may have to back up to negotiate the curve to exit the camping loop. There are no showers or dump station. There is no internet, over the air television or telephone service. A map on the bulletin board shows the nearest cell phone service, 5 miles down the highway (which does work!). If you want a peaceful getaway without technology this is a great place to find it. One bonus surprise was that the 6 electric sites all had generous stacks of nice burning free firewood at the grills! - Traveling man
Nov 2010 - $14.00
The campground is quite pretty, although there is more dirt and pine needles than grass. The sites are unlevel, and only five have electricity. There is very little privacy between them. The non-electric sites have more separation and privacy. There are no facilities other than pit toilets; the one in the electrical section was very smelly, but the one in the non-electric was nicer; those sites are only $10. Excellent hiking, and fishing for those who are interested. We would have preferred to stay in the San Antonio Creek Campground, but it was closed for maintenance. - Michael.Roadtrek
Sep 2015 - $33.00
While this campground is tucked into a lovely Ponderosa pine forest, the mountain view and meadow views as advertised are lacking. The mountain view is the side of the mountain the site is set on and the meadow overlook includes a church, parking lot, trucks and farm equipment. The campground property has large storage containers, garage and more vehicles & equipment. Its located close to highway, so some traffic noise but not too distracting - surprisingly quiet. We had a few site choices when we arrived - we chose the front section near the highway it was a better location than the views of the storage container and garage. Water pressure was weak. Wifi was non-existent. Electric surged quite often at all hours of day & night. We were happy that we had a surge protector. A bit of a challenge maneuvering our truck when another trailer parked in next spot down hill from us. Full hook up and views for $33 was pricey especially since we did not receive what was advertised - campground website makes this place out to be more than what you get.
Will stay at national forest campgrounds when we are in the area again. - SlurLanceALot
Aug 2010 - $30.00
Small privately owned (owner lives on property) RV campground that has full hookups and free wi-fi. Park is situated in the ponderosa pines of the Jemez mountains at an elevation of 7600 ft. Unable to acquire satellite due to pine trees and no over the air channels could be found but we didn't care with so much to do and explore in this area. - Gary Sanders
Jul 2016 - $5.00
No hookups or dump station. Pit toilets only. There are 4 loops and the weekends are busy, especially in the summer. It's a popular location for hiking and fishing. The falls are a moderate hike over a mile from the campground. McCauley Warm Springs are over 2 miles away via hiking trails only. Several fishing accesses within driving distance, but not at the campground. Lots of space between sites and plenty of shade. Camp hosts really keep this campground CLEAN. There are faucets that provide drinking water, but they are not threaded. - Terry P
Jun 2016 - $10.00
This is a big-rig-friendly campground. Plenty of spots for our 32' triple-slideout travel trailer. The area is fairly heavily forested so solar power requires a lot of moving the panels throughout the day.
My only complaints are lack of threaded water spigots and no dump station. You'll need to fill up your tank before arrival. But there is water available for filling jugs, etc. Trash dumpsters are severely spilling over for some reason but otherwise it's clean and well maintained.
The sites are well laid out and for the most part are nicely spread out from one another. Sunday through Wednesday there's been no sound other than birds, thunder, and the breeze.
Some sites have a weak but usable Verizon 3G signal, others have a good 4G signal. Fellow campers with AT&T have no signal. Two years ago we had no T-Mobile signal (can't speak for present day but it's likely the same).
There is one special spot that has sewer, electric, and water. It appears to be a secondary host spot, but is currently not used by a host and is available if you're the lucky contestant. - Brad & Angela
Sep 2012 - $8.00
This a wonderful place for camping while you enjoy the activities in the Jemez Mountains, such as fishing, hiking, and enjoying the hot springs. It's an easy hike to the waterfalls from here. The campground is large, with several loops of campsites. There is plenty of room to maneuver your rig. They are planning to upgrade some of the sites in 2013. Reserved sites are available.
Adminstrtor Note: This USFS area is temporarily closed. Check with the Ranger Office for updates. - Mojo goes