Description

When you see the forest greens and topaz skies at James Canyon Campground, you’ll be wondering if this James they named it after was some sort of king. Because it’s only located at 6,800 feet, this campground sees snowfall come a bit later in the season and remains usable for longer than most sites in the Sacramento Mountain area. There is one group ramada available.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
5 sites
Up to guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Snow sports
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at James Canyon Campground.

Beach
Cave
Desert
Forest
Hot spring
Lake
River, stream, or...
Waterfall
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Hipcamper Mavisha
Mavisha R.
recommends this listing.
August 17th, 2021

The Lincoln National Forest has no signage when driving in from the Carlsbad side into the park. That being said we found this area as google maps kind of screwed us and we were the only ones camping that night making it extra special. Great clear skies will enable you to catch the Milky Way at night. That being said it is quite challenging to stake the tent as there is a gravel bed underneath so during rain you may need to find other ways to hold tent down. Toilets are not well maintained during the summer so recommend bringing necessary items to sanitize the space.

Campsite which is bareSky at night - picture does not do any justiceSky at dawn - the picture does not do any justiceCampsite -  8 person tent being set up
Hipcamper Catherine
Catherine H.
didn't provide a recommendation.
November 28th, 2017

Basic site. 4 walk in sites. 3 sites that a small RV/trailer could get in to. All sites have a ring fire pit and picnic tables. Pit toilets are clean. Close to road so perfect for a one night stop over between Carlsbad Caverns and White Sands National Monument.

Out our back window
Hipcamper Catherine H.
recommends this listing.
November 28th, 2017
Park
Lincoln National Forest
State
New Mexico
Country
United States
Phone Number
575-682-7570
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
32.905° N, 105.505° W
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 5 Sites
(Up to people per site)