Located in the scenic “whale’s vagina" canyon, ok actually the San Diego Canyon, Vista Linda Campground offers exactly what its name implies – pretty views. Enjoy the red rock canyon and mesa panoramas from your tent year round. Expect to experience warm days and cool nights in the summer and chilly winter temps. If you can bear the cold, there is some excellent fishing to be had on the Jemez River, which is conveniently located next to the campground, just make sure you have a valid State fishing license.
Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
13 sites
Up to guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Snow sports
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Vista Linda Campground.

Hot spring
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
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Hipcamper Angelaca
Angelaca S.
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 11th, 2020

We stayed 2 nights in July 2020 at Vista Linda during our stay at Santa Fe National Forest. The red rock canyon views were amazing! It's a pretty small area with not much privacy, and in our case not much shade either. Our site was near the restrooms and was visible to people coming and going. There are a few options further back that allow for more privacy, and shade, but we prefered to be close to the restroom. There is also a stream a stone's throw away that is good for hanging out in the water or just sitting on the edge and dipping in your feet. There was a campsite attendant, a friendly older woman, that came by daily to take our trash and give us a new bag. Beware there is no signal and the site was very dusty. Overall a good site.

Hipcamper Abby
Abby C.
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 4th, 2016

Great spot, offers picnic tables with a roof over them. Beautiful views of the red rock canyons, you're right there with them! Very private campsites, you're in your own little bubble of trees. It's in the Jemez mountains so you're close to the Gilman Tunnels, Fenton Lake, and a historical landmark where you can walk through some ruins. Very neat spot! We came here when we weren't able to get a camp site at Fenton Lake and from what the woman at the bath houses told me, there are always open spots here because not many people know about that campground.

Santa Fe National Forest
New Mexico
United States
Phone Number
(505) 438-5300
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35.717° N, 106.721° W
Tent / RV / Trailer: 13 Sites
(Up to people per site)