Open Year-round
Reservations possible?
RV Hookups
Potable water
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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)



Frequently full

Parking Pass

Park entrance fee

Price per night (basic site)

7.00 $ (5.88 €)


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


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

Pets allowed


Managed by

Bureau of Land Management


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



Total number of sites



Nearby Adventures

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

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