Campgrounds in Red River, New Mexico

Campgrounds in Red River, New Mexico
Red River is a small mountain village 8,750 feet in Carson National Forest in the northern part of New Mexico. The rugged Sangre de Cristo mountains surround Red River, offering plenty of hiking on trails like the Red River Trail and the Horsehoe Lake Trail, and fishing on the Red River. In the winter, skiers enjoy downhill skiing at Red River Ski Area and cross country skiing at Enchanted Forest, while those wanting more terrain flock to nearby Taos, the jewel of New Mexico skiing. Surrounded by National Forest land, Red River has many camping possibilities.

June Bug Campground

June Bug Campground is a small National Forest campground on the west side of Red River at an elevation of 8,500 feet. It is open from May to September, and has a 14-day maximum stay limit. The facility has seven sites designated exclusively for RVs, and 13 designated as tent or trailer. Each campsite has picnic tables and fire pits. Water is available, as are toilets.

June Bug Campground
State Highway 38
Red River, N.M. 87558
fs.fed.us/r3/carson/recreation/camping/june_bug_campground.shtml

Fawn Lakes Campground

Fawn Lakes Campground is three miles west of Red River at an elevation of 8,450 feet. It is a National Forest campground in the Questa Ranger District of Carson National Forest, and is open from May to October. It has a 14-day maximum stay limit. The campground has 22 sites, each of which has picnic tables and fire pits. Fishing access to Red River is available from the campground. Water and toilets are available. The Forest Service recommends against drinking water from the river itself, and suggests using the spigots instead.

Fawn Lakes Campground
State Highway 38
Red River, N.M. 87558
fs.fed.us/r3/carson/recreation/camping/fawn_lakes_campground.shtml

River Ranch

River Ranch is a combination RV and cabin camping facility ideal for tent campers who want more developed facilities than those found on national forest land. Some of the RV sites are allowed for tents, and they also have designated tent sites, some of which are open year round. The facility has bathrooms and showers, laundry, and a dump station. The camping sites, which have picnic tables are located right on the river.

River Ranch
1501 Main St.
Red River, NM 87558
(575) 754-2293‎
riverranchnm.com

Article Written By Candace Horgan

Candace Horgan has worked as a freelance journalist for more than 12 years. Her work has appeared in various print and online publications, including the "Denver Post" and "Mix." Horgan holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and history.

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