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Water Canyon Campground Professional Review and Guide
"Water Canyon Campground is a surprisingly scenic getaway tucked in a small box canyon just 22 miles southwest of Socorro. It is an ideal family campground, with bicycle trails and one hiking trail that leads to the top of the canyon."
--Monte Parr, Best Tent Camping: New Mexico (Menasha Ridge Press).
Water Canyon Campground is a great place to basecamp for exploration of the Magdalena Mountains and the stupendous hiking trails in the high country, a true island surrounded by desert seas. The campground is popular with locals, which is great. The campground is less than a half hour from Socorro and closer to Magdalena, so it's not so hard to restock food or ice as needed.
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