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Agua Piedra Campground is nestled in the Carson National Forest, located in northern New Mexico. It offers a rustic camping experience amidst a forested area with ample opportunities for hiking, fishing, and enjoying the serene mountain environment.


Agua Piedra Campground is situated within the Carson National Forest, roughly between the towns of Taos and Tres Piedras in New Mexico. It is accessible via State Highway 518, but please check for the most recent road conditions before heading out as weather can affect accessibility.

Features and Amenities

  • Campsites: The campground offers several campsites, suitable for both tent and RV camping, though hookups are typically not available.
  • Picnic Tables and Fire Rings: Most sites will have a picnic table and a fire ring with a grill.
  • Water Availability: Potable water is usually available through spigots distributed throughout the campground. Always confirm the current status prior to arrival.
  • Toilet Facilities: Restrooms with vault toilets are available.
  • Trash Disposal: There are facilities for garbage disposal, but visitors are encouraged to minimize waste and pack out what they can.


  • Hiking: Trails in the vicinity offer scenic views and a chance to explore the local flora and fauna.
  • Fishing: Streams and rivers in the area can provide a good opportunity for trout fishing.
  • Wildlife Viewing: The forest is home to a variety of wildlife, including deer, elk, and numerous bird species.
  • Photography: The picturesque landscape makes for excellent photography opportunities.

Reservations and Fees

  • Reservations: It is advisable to make reservations, if possible, as the campground can be quite popular, especially during peak season. Check the latest reservation system utilized by the U.S. Forest Service for availability.
  • Fees: There is usually a nightly fee for campsite usage, and exact rates should be confirmed on the official website or by contacting the Forest Service.


Agua Piedra Campground typically operates from late spring to early fall, though opening and closing dates may vary depending on weather conditions and snow levels. It is essential to check with the Forest Service for current operating status.

Important Notes

  • Wildlife Precautions: Due to the presence of wildlife in the area, it is important to follow guidelines regarding food storage and disposal to keep both campers and animals safe.
  • Weather Considerations: Mountain weather can change rapidly, so be prepared with appropriate clothing and equipment.
  • Leave No Trace: Practice Leave No Trace principles to minimize impact on the environment.
  • Connectivity: Cellular service might be limited or non-existent, so plan accordingly.
  • Altitude Awareness: The campground is at a high elevation, so visitors may need time to acclimatize and should be aware of altitude sickness symptoms.

For the most current and detailed information, please visit the official Carson National Forest website or contact the U.S. Forest Service office responsible for the area. Always confirm details prior to your trip, as conditions and policies may change.

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