7.4 Good
Pilar, New Mexico

Rio Bravo

Pilar, New Mexico

Pilar, New Mexico
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Sites: 10
Recent Rate: $$$$

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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) yes
  • 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 ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • 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) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service no
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • 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
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • 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) yes
  • 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 yes
  • 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 no
  • 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 yes
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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5 Reviews

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

We did not enjoy our stay at this dusty, trashy BLM site. $15 a night gets you an electric/water site with no sewer. Nearest dump is 30 miles away. You pay extra to shower. We had partial shade. Two unhappy campers. Stayed 2 nights; had planned to stay 7 nights. We camped at Rio Bravo in a Travel Trailer.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Taos is 25 miles; Sante Fe is 60. Several Catholic churches in Taos for those interested.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a BLM site near the river in the Rio Grande Gorge. In march we were only neighbors with the campground host most of the time. If it rains the park can get a little muddy. We camped at Rio Bravo in a Travel Trailer.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

This is bighorn sheep country and the last two visits in March 2015 and 2016 we saw sheep near the Taos Junction bridge up river. Excellent hiking and knock-your-socks-off views. No cell or internet. Quiet.

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Review Count: 50
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $9.00
Overall Rating:      

BLM Campground in Pilar AR. Lights, water and 25 cent showers with hot water. Very nice but only 7 spot with hookups. We stayed here in July in our Airstream. We would have stayed longer but a church group from Texas moved in across the road from us. They were loud and kept asking to plug into our trailer to run their crock pots and fans and what ever. Tiny bugs came out at night and we had to plug up all the gaps in our windows (airstream owners know what I mean). Buy some tubes in Taos and float the rio grande. We had a grand time until..... we would stay here again! We camped at Rio Bravo in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 117
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is part of the Orilla Verde Recreation Area operated by the BLM. Two of the campgrounds have W&E: 4 sites in Rio Bravo and 6 in in the Pilar campground. Rio Bravo has shade so it is the most popular. There is no reservation system. All 5 of the campgrounds fill up on summer weekends. So try to arrive on Thursday before noon. There is no dump. We dumped at the Taos Valley RV Park on 120 Este Es Road. Cost $10.70. We loved this campground so much we extended our stay. It is 18 miles to Taos but the nice peaceful campground was such a relief after the crowds in Taos. Spring and fall are better times to visit. Fewer people and less heat. Don't worry about the campgrounds being near the road. No one but campers and fisherpeople use the road into the Rec area. There is no traffic at night. We would camp here again. We loved it. We camped at Rio Bravo in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 50
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $8.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is the only one of the 7 BLM campgrounds that has showers and flush toilets. We camped at Rio Bravo in a Fifth Wheel.

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