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SAN ANTONIO CAMPGROUND, NM

part ofSanta Fe National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: SAN ANTONIO CAMPGROUND
Status: Closed through Wed May 13 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

San Antonio Campground is adjacent to the San Antonio River, tucked into a forest of ponderosa pine at 7,600 feet above sea level. This popular campground is open from May through October in the Santa Fe National Forest. Visitors should be prepared for hot summer days and cool nights.

San Antonio Campground was completely rebuilt and reopened in August 2010. It is designated as a reduced impact and recycle campground.

Natural Features:

Some of the finest mountain scenery in the Southwest is found in the 1.6 million acres within the Santa Fe National Forest. Elevations range from 5,300 to 13,103 feet at the summit of Truchas Peak, located within the Pecos Wilderness.

The diverse ecosystems of the Santa Fe National Forest are home to a variety of wildlife species. The ponderosa pine forests at 6,000-9,500 feet provide habitat for the Jemez Mountain salamander, northern goshawk, Merriam's turkey, Abert's squirrel and hairy woodpecker.

Recreation:

A paved walking trail along the river provides access for fishing. Anglers can fish for rainbow trout. Visitors enjoy wading in the river on hot summer days.

The campground offers easy driving access to several recreational sites nearby, including the popular La Cueva Picnic Site, Spence Hot Spring Trailhead, Battleship Rock Trailhead and a couple of fishing sites along the San Antonio River.

Facilities:

The campground has 29 standard sites that can accommodate tents, trailers and RVs. A group area on the north end of the campground includes a pavilion that can accommodate up to 100 people. Nine tent sites in the group area may be available on a walk-in basis. Accessible sites are located on the south end of the campground.

Sites are equipped with picnic tables and pedestal grills, and sites 1-6 have water and electric hookups. Site 3 can accommodate two RVs.

Drinking water and vault toilets are provided. Parking areas, spurs and roads within the campground are paved. A camp host is available during the peak season. Visitors are encouraged to pack out trash, but recycling bins are provided.

Nearby Attractions:

The 163-mile Jemez Mountain Trail Scenic Byway passes amazing geological formations, ancient Indian ruins and an Indian pueblo. The area is rich in logging, mining and ranching heritage.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Fishing Dock
  • Accessible Hiking Trails
  • Accessible Restroom
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Birding
  • Campground Host
  • Drinking Water
  • Dumpster
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Host
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Paved Roads
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Recycling
  • River Access
  • Tent sites
  • Trails
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water Hookups
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Grocery Store
  • Hiking
  • Pay Phone
  • Restaurant
  • Scenic Drive
  • Trailheads
Know Before You Go
  • No dump station available at this campground
  • Cutting live vegetation is prohibited
  • Charcoal only in pedestal cooking grills
  • Maximum vehicle length is 35 feet
  • Click here for more information about Santa Fe 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):
35.88667, -106.64611
35°53'12"N, 106°38'46"W

From Jemez Springs, New Mexico, travel 9 miles north on New Mexico State Road 4 and along the Jemez Mountain Trail National Scenic Byway, then take New Mexico State Road 126 for 2 miles to campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

SAN ANTONIO CAMPGROUND
051 Woodsy Lane, P.O. Box 150
Jemez Springs  NM  87025

Phone Number:

Information:  (575)829-3535
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