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Open Year-round
Yes
Reservations possible?
No
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
Yes
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The wild Rio Grande runs through a vast gorge in northern New Mexico and is crossed by bridges in very few places. One notable crossing is the Taos Junction bridge near the confluence of the Rio Grande and the Rio Pueblo de Taos just north of Pilar. There is a boat ramp and swimming area under the bridge, and this tiny campground perched a short way up the wall of the gorge.

Taos Junction Campground is a dusty and bare place with partial views of the river from some of the campsites. There are basic facilities, but the main draw of this campground is its proximity to river recreation--paddling, swimming and fishing. The campground has a reserveable group day use and camping area for up to 40 people. There are some nice hikes in the area, including the very close trailhead for La Vista Verde Trail.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer

Congestion

Frequently full

Parking Pass

Park entrance fee

Price per night (basic site)

7.00 $ (5.88 €)

Pros

Close to the river. Some river views. Group camping area.

Cons

Can be dusty and windy. Only four sites. First-come, first-served.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Managed by

Bureau of Land Management

Features

ADA accessible
Family friendly
Flushing toilets
Potable water
Picnic tables
Covered picnic areas
Boat ramp(s)
Near lake or river
Fishing

Access

Vehicle

Total number of sites

4

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains, New Mexico
Rio Grande del Norte National Monument
Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains, New Mexico

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Rio Grande del Norte National Monument

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