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part ofCarson National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Sun Sep 27 2015   Season Dates


Hopewell Lake Campground sits next to its scenic namesake lake between Tres Piedras and Tierra Amarilla in northern New Mexico. Visitors enjoy horseback riding, hiking, fishing and canoeing.

Natural Features:

Hopewell Lake is a small, man-made lake, set high in the Carson National Forest at an elevation of 9,500 feet. A forest of conifer and aspen trees covers the area and offers partial shade in the campground.


The 14-acre lake is perfect for canoeing and is regularly stocked with rainbow and brook trout. Several trails begin in the campground and are popular with horseback riders and hikers.


The campground contains a group day-use shelter and overnight campsite, as well as several family overnight sites. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided. Horse corrals and water troughs are on-site.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Campfire Circles
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Horse Corrals
  • Host
  • Lake Access
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Self Pay Station
  • Trails
  • Trash Collection
  • Water Troughs
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Hunting
Know Before You Go
  • There is no cell service
  • A fee will be charged at the campground for extra vehicles
  • Off-road vehicles are allowed in the area, but must be trailered in and out of the campground
  • Click here for more info about the Carson National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
36.70444, -106.23556
36°42'16"N, 106°14'8"W

From Taos, New Mexico, take U.S. 64 about 40 miles west. The campground is on the south side of the road.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Tres Piedras Ranger District, PO Box 38
Tres Piedras  NM  87577

Phone Number:

Information:  (435)245-6521
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