Clear Creek Group Campground is less than a two hourdrive from the Albuquerque area, and provides relief from the New Mexico heat with the cool shade and refreshing air of the pines and mountains. The group campground is located in the last loop of the Clear Creek Campground, alongside the serene Clear Creek.
The group campground can host up to 70 people, and has parking for a large bus or RV available. It’s location is far enough from the individual sites to make the place feel like your own campground. A large ramada with picnic tables and pedestal grill are available for the group area, along with a vaultedtoilet. There is drinking water available and a host on site to answer any questions. The campground opens in May and closes in mid October. This is a popular spot for Albuquerque recreationists, so make reservations early!
The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) will implement forest-wide Stage 2 fire restrictions at 8 a.m. Friday, April 22, to reduce the risk of human-caused wildfires. The fire restrictions are in place until Dec. 31, 2022, unless rescinded earlier.
Stage 2 fire restrictions prohibit the following activities on the SFNF:
• Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire or stove fire.
• Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is cleared of vegetation and flammable material.
• Blasting, welding, or operating an acetylene or other torch with open flame.
• Using an explosive of any kind. (Fireworks and other pyrotechnic devices are always prohibited on national forests.)
• Operating any equipment powered by an internal combustion engine, including chainsaws, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
• Driving off designated roads. Visitors may park in areas cleared of vegetation within 10 feet of the roadway, or in designated parking areas.
Visitors may use stoves, grills and lanterns fueled by propane or other liquid petroleum gas (LPG) fuels that meet manufacturer’s safety specifications.
Learn more by visiting the SFNF website to view the fire restriction details.
The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) implemented a forest-wide closure order at 8 a.m. Thursday, May 19, 2022, prohibiting public access across the entire 1.6-million-acre forest due to active wildfires and extreme fire danger. The closure order will remain in effect until July 18, 2022, unless it is rescinded earlier. Fire information will continue to be posted on Inciweb, the SFNF Facebook and Twitter, SFNF website, and New Mexico Fire Information website. https://www.fs.usda.gov/santafe/.
Fire restrictions may exist. Check with the Cuba Ranger District if you are unsure.
No ATV/ORV use in the campground. Travel is restricted elsewhere on the forest.
Check out is at 12 noon.
Evergreen ponderosa pines and Engelman spruce make up the forest around the campground, a welcome sight for those escaping the heat. The majesty of the Jemez Mountains provides amazing scenery for those inthe campground and for scenic drives through the forest. A variety of wildlife call this place home including black bears, mule deer, elk, and a plethora of bird species.
Local streams and the San Gregorio reservoir provide fishing opportunities for anglers, and hikers will delight in the many hiking opportunities in the nearby San Pedro Parks Wilderness.
PO BOX 130 Cuba NM 87013
For campground inquiries, please call: 575-289-3264
From Cuba, New Mexico, travel 11 miles east of Cuba on New Mexico State Highway 126.
The campground is located approximately 11 miles from Cuba where lodging, restaurants, and gas stations are available.
The campground is approximately a one and a half hour drive from Albuquerque.