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CEDAR CREEK (Sam Tobias), NM

Located on the outskirts of Ruidoso, Cedar Creek provides a wonderful space for groups visiting for the day or staying overnight. With a picnic shelter and three group campsites, the recreation area is ideal for an outing in Lincoln National Forest. A popular pastime is birding...
Status: Open through Sun Sep 14 2014   Season Dates

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  • No fuel wood cuttings; bring charcoal and/or wood from home, or collect down and dead wood
  • No smoking except within parking area or vehicles.
  • Fireworks are prohibited
  • For more information on Lincoln National Forest, click here
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.
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CEDAR GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC 40 0
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GRP1 GROUP STANDARD ELECTRIC 60 35 Back-In
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Overview

Overview

Located on the outskirts of Ruidoso, Cedar Creek provides a wonderful space for groups visiting for the day or staying overnight. With a picnic shelter and three group campsites, the recreation area is ideal for an outing in Lincoln National Forest.

A popular pastime is birding, and visitors can see many migratory birds like the western blue bird, the blue jay and the nuthatch.

Natural Features:

Cedar Creek is perched along its namesake, Cedar Creek at a 7,000 foot elevation. Lincoln National Forest, located in south-central New Mexico, is most notable as the birthplace of the original Smokey Bear.

Recreation:

Hiking and biking are among the most popular activities here, with options like the T90 Fitness Trail and the T121 and T121A biking trails. The fitness trail extends for 1.3 miles, and includes exercise stations where visitors can do pull-ups and similar workouts.

Open spaces in the picnic area and campground are good for Frisbee, corn hole or soccer.

Facilities:

The group picnic shelter offers drinking water and accessible vault toilets. Non-sheltered picnic tables are open to the general public.

The group campgrounds range from 60 to 100 person capacities and the group picnic shelter fits up to 40 people. Each site comes with accessible picnic shelters, campfire rings, drinking water vault toilets and grills.

Nearby Attractions:

Ruidoso is a delightful town with quaint shops, restaurants and art galleries. If picnickers wish to camp overnight, they can head to Sam Tobias Memorial Group Campground.

Booking Window

GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC

Tue Sep 02 2014 - Sat Aug 29 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

GROUP STANDARD ELECTRIC

Tue Sep 02 2014 - Sat Aug 29 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Thu May 15 2014 Sun Sep 14 2014
Peak Fri May 15 2015 Mon Sep 14 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Picnic Shelters
  • Accessible Sites
  • Birding
  • Drinking Water
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Roads
  • Playground
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 15 2014 -
Sep 14 2014
GROUP STANDARD ELECTRIC $60.00-$100.00
GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC $25.00
Peak Season
May 15 2015 -
Sep 14 2015
GROUP STANDARD ELECTRIC $60.00-$100.00
GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC $25.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
33.36139, -105.68472
33°21'41"N, 105°41'5"W

From Ruidoso on Mechem Drive, take Cedar Creek Road west .5 miles. Cedar Creek is the first recreational area located on the right (north).
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

CEDAR CREEK (Sam Tobias)
901 MECHEM DR.
RUIDOSO  NM  88345

Phone Number:

Information:  (575)257-4095
Additional Information