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.
The campground has 31 camping sites. There is also a group day-use shelter and group overnight campsite, both available by reservation. Horse corrals and water troughs are available at two campsites. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided. First-come, first-served sites are available.
Please follow all New Mexico State Guidelines. It's your responsibility to check before you come that you meet these guidelines. To find those guidelines, go here
The Carson National Forest continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and evaluate potential impacts and adjustments to reservations and our reservation policies through Recreation.gov. Reservation holders will be notified via email and/or cell phone text messages if there are any changes affecting their reservation. In the event of delayed openings of some, part or all of the campgrounds and cabins to ensure safe social distancing, you will receive a full refund for your reservation. Please remember to review current recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and focus on recreating safely while protecting yourself, Forest Service employees and our volunteers
SCRS & Recreation.gov policy states we will keep your reserved site until check-out time on the day after the scheduled arrival date. If you haven't occupied it at any time during this period, your reservation is null and void and we will give it to first come first serve folks. Your reservation will be a no show and no refund will be given.
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. The Contiental Divide National Scenic Trail goes through the campgound, and is popular with horseback riders and hikers.
Tres Piedras Ranger District, PO Box 38 Tres Piedras NM 87577
For campground inquiries, please call: 435-245-6521
From Taos, New Mexico, take U.S. 64 about 40 miles west. The campground is on the south side of the road.