CIMARRON CAMPGROUND, NM

Cimarron Campground is located in the scenic Valle Vidal within Carson National Forest in northern New Mexico, at an elevation of 9,300 feet. The sites are tucked among spruce, aspen and fir trees, and the camp offers an open range feel. Visitors have opportunities to enjoy a ...
Status: Open through Sun Oct 26 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • Campground is remote. The nearest gas station or convenience store is approximately 29 miles away in Costilla, NM.
  • Off-road vehicles are not allowed in the campground
  • Access roads may have sharp rocks and gravel; bring a spare tire and changing tools
  • Horse facilities are available
  • For single sites, the base fee includes one vehicle; for double sites, the base fee includes two vehicles; all additional vehicles will be charged an extra vehicle fee at the campground
  • Click here for more information about Carson National Forest
  • 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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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Cimarron Campground is located in the scenic Valle Vidal within Carson National Forest in northern New Mexico, at an elevation of 9,300 feet. The sites are tucked among spruce, aspen and fir trees, and the camp offers an open range feel.

Visitors have opportunities to enjoy a variety of recreational activities in a picturesque setting. Viewing wildlife and simply relaxing in the mountain air are popular activities.

Natural Features:

Some of the finest mountain scenery in the Southwest is found in the 1.5 million acres within the Carson National Forest. Elevations range from 6,000 feet to 13,161 feet at Wheeler Peak, the highest in New Mexico.

Big game animals roam the Carson, including mule deer, elk, antelope, black bear, mountain lion and bighorn sheep. Many species of smaller animals and songbirds can also been found in the forest.

Cimarron Campground is located within the beautiful Valle Vidal, a Spanish term meaning "Valley of Life," of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Shuree Ponds, Comanche Creek and the Rio Pueblo are all near the campground, offering excellent fishing.

Recreation:

Anglers can fish for Rio Grande cutthroat trout in Comanche Creek and the Rio Pueblo. Nearby Shuree Ponds offers excellent fishing. The smaller pond is a fishing hole for kids 12 and under. The main pond is stocked with rainbow trout and is also popular for float tubing.

The area around the campground is open to horseback riding, and there are few maintained trails. Elk and deer hunting is excellent.

Facilities:

The campground contains 36 overnight campsites, which includes nine horse sites, two double sites and 25 single-family sites. Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are provided.

Sites are equipped with picnic tables and campfire rings with grills. Horse corrals and water troughs are available in the campground. A host is on-site and trash collection is provided.

Booking Window
Wed Jul 23 2014 - Tue Jan 13 2015

Reservations must be made 10 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Fri May 23 2014 Mon Sep 15 2014
Walk In Tue Sep 16 2014 Sun Oct 26 2014
Peak Fri May 22 2015 Mon Sep 14 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Birding
  • Campfire Rings
  • Creek Access
  • Drinking Water
  • Equestrian Sites
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Horse Corrals
  • Host
  • Hunting
  • Picnic Area
  • River Access
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water Troughs
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Mountain Biking
  • Trails
  • Tubing
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 23 2014 -
Sep 15 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $16.00-$30.00
EQUESTRIAN NONELECTRIC $16.00
Walk In Season
Sep 16 2014 -
Oct 26 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $16.00-$30.00
EQUESTRIAN NONELECTRIC $16.00
Peak Season
May 22 2015 -
Sep 14 2015
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $16.00-$30.00
EQUESTRIAN NONELECTRIC $16.00

*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):
36.7703, -105.2054
36°46'13"N, 105°12'19"W

Driving Directions: From Costilla, NM, on State Highway 522, travel east on State Highway 196 past Amalia to the intersection of Forest Service Road 1950. Travel on 1950 (a gravel road) east to the unit boundary. Follow Forest Service Road 1950 to the junction with Forest Service Road 1900. Turn right; you will cross Costilla Creek. Continue on Forest Service Road 1950, 10 miles to the junction with Forest Road 1910. Climb 1 mile up the hill to Cimmarron Campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

CIMARRON CAMPGROUND
Questa Ranger District PO Box 110
Questa  NM  87556

Phone Number:

Information:  (575)586-0520