OAK FLAT PICNIC, NM

The Oak Flat picnic sites feature four large fields perfect for sports like softball or soccer. Play around the picnic area or take a scenic drive or bike ride on the old South 14 highway, which connects with the facility. The scenic South 14 highway winds through peaceful Ponderosa...
Status: Open through Tue Oct 14 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • Drinking water is not available, please bring your own
  • Visitors must pick up the key to their site at the Sandia Ranger District office with a returnable key deposit of $10
  • Bears frequent the area; Keep all food out of site in approved containers or locked inside your vehicle
  • 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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JUNI GROUP PICNIC AREA 60 Accessible 0
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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LOCU GROUP PICNIC AREA 125 Accessible 0
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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OAKL GROUP PICNIC AREA 800 Accessible 0
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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PINO GROUP PICNIC AREA 60 Accessible 0
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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YUCA GROUP PICNIC AREA 60 Accessible 0
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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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

The Oak Flat picnic sites feature four large fields perfect for sports like softball or soccer. Play around the picnic area or take a scenic drive or bike ride on the old South 14 highway, which connects with the facility.

The scenic South 14 highway winds through peaceful Ponderosa forests and past interesting road cuts that highlight the area's geological variety. The route is an extension of the beautiful Turquoise Trail, best known as the link from Albuquerque to Santa Fe.

Natural Features:

The Oak Flat Picnic area sits in an open field at an elevation of 7,000 feet, in the Manzano Mountains, just east of Albuquerque.

The open field is surrounded by forests with oak, Piñon, Juniper, Ponderosa pines, and plenty of Yucca plants-- New Mexico's state flower.

Recreation:

Several hiking trails extend from the vicinity to nearby overlooks, but the most popular activity at Oak Flat is barbecuing.

With an average of 310 days of sunshine a year, photography enthusiasts can enjoy shooting the expansive blue skies and characteristic wispy clouds or aim their lenses at local wildlife, including mountain lions, bobcats and bears.

Facilities:

Six picnic areas are available, surrounding four sports fields that are first come, first served. The fields are ideal for a game of softball or kickball, but be sure to bring your own ball and bases.

Picnic sites range in capacity from 60 (the Yucca site) on upward to 800 at the Oak Group site.

Large grilling areas are available to cook for a crowd.

Nearby Attractions:

Take a scenic drive or bike ride on the old South 14 highway to Cedar Crest. Stop at the picturesque Gutierrez Canyon Open Space, ideal for hiking, horseback riding, and taking in views of the eastern Manzano Mountains and Estancia Valley.

Booking Window
Tue Sep 23 2014 - Tue Sep 22 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates
Reservation Start & Opening Date is May 15th.
Last night to camp is October 14th.
Park Closes on October 15th.

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Thu May 15 2014 Tue Oct 14 2014
Peak Fri May 15 2015 Wed Oct 14 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Biking
  • Drinking Water
  • Grills
  • Group Cooking Facilities
  • Hiking
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Softball Fields
  • 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 -
Oct 14 2014
GROUP PICNIC AREA $45.00-$65.00
Peak Season
May 15 2015 -
Oct 14 2015
GROUP PICNIC AREA $45.00-$65.00

*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):
34.99889, -106.32
34°59'56"N, 106°19'12"W

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Contact Information

Mailing Address:

OAK FLAT PICNIC
11776 HWY 337
TIJERAS  NM  87059

Phone Number:

Information:  505-