8.6 Excellent
La Cueva, New Mexico

Santa Fe Nat'l Forest / Jemez Falls Campground

La Cueva, New Mexico

Jemez Springs
La Cueva, New Mexico 87025

Sites: 52
Recent Rate: $5 7/2016

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Latitude: 35.824068082242
Longitude: -106.60603880882
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) no
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets yes
  • Showers Showers no
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station no
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre yes
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek yes
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

8 Reviews

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $5.00
Overall Rating:      

No hookups or dump station. Pit toilets only. There are 4 loops and the weekends are busy, especially in the summer. It's a popular location for hiking and fishing. The falls are a moderate hike over a mile from the campground. McCauley Warm Springs are over 2 miles away via hiking trails only. Several fishing accesses within driving distance, but not at the campground. Lots of space between sites and plenty of shade. Camp hosts really keep this campground CLEAN. There are faucets that provide drinking water, but they are not threaded. We camped at Santa Fe Nat'l Forest / Jemez Falls Campground in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Loop 2 site 24
Site Surface
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Tips for other Campers:

The closest store is 5 miles away and the closest shopping is almost 20 miles away so stock up!

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a big-rig-friendly campground. Plenty of spots for our 32' triple-slideout travel trailer. The area is fairly heavily forested so solar power requires a lot of moving the panels throughout the day.
My only complaints are lack of threaded water spigots and no dump station. You'll need to fill up your tank before arrival. But there is water available for filling jugs, etc. Trash dumpsters are severely spilling over for some reason but otherwise it's clean and well maintained.
The sites are well laid out and for the most part are nicely spread out from one another. Sunday through Wednesday there's been no sound other than birds, thunder, and the breeze.
Some sites have a weak but usable Verizon 3G signal, others have a good 4G signal. Fellow campers with AT&T have no signal. Two years ago we had no T-Mobile signal (can't speak for present day but it's likely the same).
There is one special spot that has sewer, electric, and water. It appears to be a secondary host spot, but is currently not used by a host and is available if you're the lucky contestant. We camped at Santa Fe Nat'l Forest / Jemez Falls Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Sewer Connection
Tips for other Campers:

Hot springs at Jemez Springs, the Valles Caldera preserve (real-world site of Longmire's cabin on the tv show), Bandelier National Park and Los Alamos are all 15-30 minutes away.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $8.00
Overall Rating:      

This a wonderful place for camping while you enjoy the activities in the Jemez Mountains, such as fishing, hiking, and enjoying the hot springs. It's an easy hike to the waterfalls from here. The campground is large, with several loops of campsites. There is plenty of room to maneuver your rig. They are planning to upgrade some of the sites in 2013. Reserved sites are available.

Adminstrtor Note: This USFS area is temporarily closed. Check with the Ranger Office for updates. We camped at Santa Fe Nat'l Forest / Jemez Falls Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $5.00
Overall Rating:      

Jemez Falls CG is a beautiful CG at 8100'. Surrounding forest was recently thinned out for safety, though it didn’t prevent a camper from setting fire to his site Memorial Day weekend during extreme drought conditions. The CG water supply was tested in early June, but produced only a trickle, and the water well will have to be re-drilled much lower into the water table ($$$). That probably won’t happen until 2012, so make sure that your water tank is FULL (thus a rating of 8, not 10). Vault toilets are new style, and well vented, but without water in CG, are rarely washed out. Cell phone service (Verizon) is spotty and depends on where you stand. Nearby Jemez Falls is a nice walk and picturesque, and McCauley warm springs is a good hike where you can soak your muscles for free. Toward the end of our 4-day stay (June 22-25, 2011), drought conditions caused the Forest Service to declare “no open flames” in CG, which meant fire pits, or exterior propane stoves and grills could not be used. CG is usually fairly quiet weekdays, but can fill up on weekends, especially holidays. We use a 45 watt solar panel kit to keep the TT battery charged while dry camping. NOTE - CG was temporarily closed during summer due to extreme drought and the Las Conchas wildfire. Call Jemez Ranger Station (575-829-3535) for latest conditions. We camped at Santa Fe Nat'l Forest / Jemez Falls Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 147
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $5.00
Overall Rating:      

Our rate of $5 was with the Golden Age Passport. We visited a week at Memorial Day. When almost everyone left on Monday, a VERY CARELESS CAMPER left his campfire going. We had to call in a 911 for fire equipment. The fire traveled fast and took 5 hours to contain. Please, campers, put water on your campfires!!! This is a typical forest service campground with pit toilets which weren't kept clean by campers or the host. On May 23 the water spigots weren't turned on yet. It was very noisy during the weekend but pleasantly quiet weekdays. There were some sites for our 40' motorhome. We camped at Santa Fe Nat'l Forest / Jemez Falls Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

One of our favorites of all time. Well planned campground with great tree cover. Jemez Mtns are beautiful, and close by are such things as the East Fork, the Calderra, and our favorite, the Fish Hatchery with it's children's pond. We camped at Santa Fe Nat'l Forest / Jemez Falls Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2007 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Jemez Falls is a Us Forest Service campground. The sites are first come, first served and vary in size from suitable for a pop-up trailer to easily capable of handling a large Class "A". Most are well shaded and well spaced. An on-site host is very helpful with site selection and area info. The hike to the actual falls is brief and enjoyable. Fresh water spigots are not threaded -- so come with fresh water tank full. We camped at Santa Fe Nat'l Forest / Jemez Falls Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 36
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2006 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

National Forest campground at elevation 7800 on NM4. Huge paved sites but no hookups, paved roads, very scenic and beautiful falls a short walk from campground. Best big rig sites stay left after you enter campground. Excellent and attentive camp hosts keep typical Forest Service outhouse bathrooms spotless and odor free. Virtually no litter anywhere we walked Note: very busy on weekends in summer and no reservations. Accepts Golden Age passport, we paid just $5 per nite. We camped at Santa Fe Nat'l Forest / Jemez Falls Campground in a Motorhome.

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