Less than two hours from the city of Albuquerque, Clear Creek Campground is nestled away in the Jemez Mountains. This cool oasis offers refuge from the New Mexico heat. Visitors delight in the hiking and fishing opportunities available in the shade of the pine covered Jemez Mountains.
Clear Creek Campground includes paved RV pads, fire rings, picnic tables, and vault toilets.
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 The fire restrictions are in place until Dec. 31, 2022, unless rescinded earlier.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 The closure order will remain in effect until July 18, 2022, unless it is rescinded earlier.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/.
Online reservations are payment for one vehicle. Additional vehicles will need to pay $10 per night at the campground.
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.
Before making a reservation, check the driveway details to ensure your vehicle equipment will fit on the site.
The campground is located amid stunning ponderosa pines in close proximity to Clear Creek. In the fall, elk can be heard bugling in the early mornings and late evenings.
The San Pedro Parks Wilderness, just north of the Clear Creek Campground, offers easy and scenic day hikes. The minimal grade increases of the trails into the San Pedro Parks make this wilderness an ideal backpacking destination for beginners and experienced backpackers alike. Three main trailheads, the San Gregorio, Palomas, and Los Pinos, are within driving distance of the campground.
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.