Wouldn’t you love to just listen to the sound of a rushing waterfall all day? The partially developed picnic and dispersed camping area at Bluff Springs has that track on repeat 24/7. Pitch your tent or park your camper among the grasses and wildflowers, then take a short trail up and over the waterfalls. If you feel like walking further, Willie White Spur trail follows an old railroad grade to the east. Forget what TLC said, go on chasing waterfalls! Start with Bluff Springs.
Campsite area
Tent or motorhome pitch
1 site
Up to guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Toilet available
No picnic table


Offered near the campground.

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


Natural features you'll find at Bluff Springs Dispersed Campsites.

Hot spring
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Hipcamper Colleen
Colleen M.
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January 4th, 2019

The best spot to camp is at the top of the stairs, but only if you are backpacking. There is also another trail to the left before going up the stairs that will take you to great backpacking spots. Or just a good dar picnic. Easy camping with access to your vehicle and a toilet would be below near the stream, but there are no trees for shade. There is also a ATV trail further down the road.

Hipcamper Amber
Amber H.
didn't provide a recommendation.
April 25th, 2017

This place was beautiful! Even though we were right off the road, we loved it! Next time we'll take advice and carry our gear up over the waterfall for a spot with a few more trees. Nobody else camped here the night we were here, so it was extremely peaceful. The next day we drove further up the road and really loved those dispersed camping sites as well. Well worth seeking out if you desire something a bit more remote!

Hipcamper Johnross
Johnross R.
didn't provide a recommendation.
September 13th, 2016

Visited, didn't camp at Bluff Springs

In fact, we heard about it through a nice couple at Academy and decided to go while we were prepping gear in El Paso. To say the least, we thoroughly enjoyed it. The waterfall is bit smaller than anticipated, but the surrounding area is amazing and worth the drive.

Here's a quick Aerial/Drone footage of the area:

Hipcamper Jenny
Jenny B.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 11th, 2016

Beautiful spot, beautiful forest! We were blown away, you would never guess this is all in the US, much less New Mexico. Lush forest and so many canyons and hiking trails. This spot is beat enjoyed by hiking up the stairs by the waterfall and picking an area to set up camp, it is easy to spot a few places tucked around where others have stayed before. It is well worth it to carry your gear, in the first spot we chose at the bottom our neighbors, though friendly, had a generator running all night, not cool! We couldn't hear it above. The area has access to trails as well, we saw many elk on our morning hike. There are bears too, we didn't see any but you will want to raise your food or keep it in the car. Gross bathroom is the only downfall

Hipcamper Leilani L.
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December 20th, 2018
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February 27th, 2019
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June 15th, 2017
Hipcamper Amber H.
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April 25th, 2017
Lincoln National Forest
New Mexico
United States
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32.83° N, 105.739° W
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Tent / RV / Trailer: 1 Site
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