The best camping near Fenton Lake State Park

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Star Dance High Desert Retreat

9 sites · Tents100 acres · Youngsville, NM
Visit the startling beauty of the plateaus above Lake Abiquiu in northern New Mexico.  Star Dance provides a secluded experience for travelers, artists, fishermen, birdwatchers, stargazers, and more.  Star Dance sits above the upper Rio Chama canyons on 30 acres of trails and undisturbed natural terrain.
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RoadRunner Coyote Retreat

5 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents40 acres · Coyote, NM
Nature's allure knows no bounds at RoadRunner Coyoté Retreat: Embrace Mother Nature as she guides you to discover the depths of your soul. Find sanctuary here, tailored to your desired level of comfort and simplicity. Choose accommodations that resonate with you, whether you seek comfort or a closer connection to nature. With 40 gated acres, come with just your basic needs, and let RRCR cater to your wide range of accommodation preferences. As part of your booking, consider the extras offered for Interspiritual Companioning or An Encounter With the Land.
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Tierra del RavenTree

1 site · RV, Tent18 acres · Placitas, NM
Ultimate peace and privacy. Nestled in juniper-wooded hills with sweeping views. Close to Albuquerque (20 minutes) and Santa Fe (40 minutes) but feels like a secluded retreat. Most people have no problem finding my place by entering my address in their GPS. However, I have had 2 HipCampers report their GPS directed them to a road called Camino de las Brisas or Las Brisas Loop. Turning here will lead you to a steep, dangerous road where it will be very difficult to turn around if you're in an RV and impossible with a trailer. Continue on Camino de Las Huertas to Senda Osa Vieja. It's marked with a street sign, a stone monument with brass plate. There's also a blue "private road" sign with a dragon. This land was purchased in 1956 by my archeologist parents because of the ancient pueblo site (dating from 1000 A.D.) and pit house sites (dating from 800 A.D.) Until the mega drought seriously impacted the land, a stream ran through it year round. Now it is only intermittent. Across the valley from this property, and within view of the campsite, is the site of a Spanish Colonial village, San Jose de las Huertas. It dates from the 1700s and is now owned by the Archeological Conservancy. This area is rich in history both Native American and Spanish. Learn more about this land: Located in the high desert 20 minutes from Albuquerque and 40 minutes from Santa Fe. Views of Sandia mountains, and near historic archeological sites. Within a 10 minute drive are popular mountain biking trails. Petroglyphs are a 20 minute, moderately strenuous hike from property. Very peaceful, quiet and safe. Read all the Rules and Safety info before booking so you understand exactly what facilities are and are not available, particularly if you in an RV or trailer.
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Crow's Nest

1 site · Lodging1 acre · NM
Welcome to the Crow’s Nest! A tranquil retreat, relax and enjoy the hot tub spa filled from the healing waters of Jemez Springs. You'll have everything you need in this cozy and artfully crafted tiny home high up in the Jemez Mountains nestled in with the tall Ponderosa trees. Hike the trails to the top of unique mesas with spire formations or take a casual stroll to the breathtaking vistas. Enjoy peaceful time sitting and relaxing around a campfire. Stargazing like no place else. 10 min from Jemez Springs art village. Very close to the river, hot springs, fishing, and nearby Fenton Lake. There is a trundle bed in the home which is 2 twin mattresses. An inflatable twin mattress is also available. There is adequate outdoor space for you to bring your own outdoor tent. Up to 5 guests total are allowed. Message me for availability November thru February. A patio shade is located over the hot tub spa and another by the grille. Plenty of space for RV and vehicle parking. Pets are welcome. Wi-Fi is available!
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Mesa top camping

1 site · RV, Tent20 acres · Madrid, NM
Set above the historic town of Madrid N.M. is Waldo Mesa. The location of past mining operations and stunning Vista's.
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Kati C.’s Land

7 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Coyote, NM
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Javali River Glamping Resort

9 sites · Lodging5 acres · Abiquiu, NM
Nestled in the bosque of the Abiquiu valley, filled with tall, majestic cotton woods and softly fragrant Russian olives. At sunset, the sky opens up to amazing beauty and the swallows begin their nightly swooping over the river. Very near by are locally owned cafes and historic places to visit. The Abiquiu valley is filled with music, arts, studio tours, spas, hot springs, lake recreation, fishing, hikes, and so so many spectacular things to see and experience. Some nearby highlights include Abiquiu lake, Plaza Blanca and Ghost Ranch, with many hidden gems in between. Reach out to us if you have any questions about local activities. We have uniquely remodeled vintage and modern, trailers and an Airstream available to rent in a lush, grassy field . The field is very open, we have some mature trees and have just planted some new, baby cottonwoods. We have a couple of communal seating areas and a propane fire pit for all to enjoy. Please do not be shy. Introduce yourself to the other campers. Share stories, make s’mores. Sing songs!! Our yoga, meditation and meeting space is now open. If you are interested in booking this space for private use, please contact us to tell us what you are planning. We have several daily yoga classes available. Please book to ensure a spot! We, live onsite at the edge of the resort area. Please respect our neighbors by remaining within the "Glamp Zone" This glamp zone occupies only 1.25 acres. Part of our mission in creating this space is to bring folks together. We encourage campers to mingle. Maybe organize a group float down the Chama. The float from just above Bodes to our very own shore is wonderful. It takes about two hours. There is one challenging spot, but beside that, the float is calm and tranquil. Please be aware, we have cats, chickens, goats and dogs that live on the property. Your pets are welcome only if they are guaranteed to not pester or hurt our gang of pets. Also, we will not tolerate excessive barking or inappropriate running around or bothering ourselves or other guests. You must pick up all your and your pets waste and take it with you when you leave. We look forward to hosting you and sharing the fortune of this beautiful and stunning place. See you soon!!!
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Balloon Fiesta RV Parking Space

2 sites · RVs1 acre · Albuquerque, NM
You bring your RV/Camper, we will provide a space for you to park it. We are within 2.1 miles from Balloon Fiesta Park. We provide the space along with 20- or 30-amp power hookup, water and WIFI. You bring your RV and enjoy the quiet neighborhood close to Balloon Fiesta, walking and biking trails, shopping and restaurants
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Circle A Ranch, Cuba New Mexico

5 sites · Tents5 acres · Cuba, NM
The Ranch is 360 acres. The camp sites are on the lower 5 acres. There are 5 tent sites and a common area near the Yurt. At 7500 ft. except for the front gate, the ranch is surrounded by the Santa Fe National Forest. Above that forest is the Wilderness area. The one nearby house is a mile away. The dark skies are stunning. A very walkable hike of several hours takes you to the top of the Los Pinos trail, about 9000 feet, crossing the wild Los Pinos stream numerous times. Even a short walk takes you through Pinyon, Mountain Cottonwood, oak. We site deer, coyotes, elk regularly and bear and cougar tracks. If you get to the top of the Los Pinos trail (about 2 to 3 hours) you are in Canadian zone with spruce fir and deep grassy meadows. The small town of Cuba NM is 6 miles away. The road is paved half way and the dirt road is maintained beyond the front gate. There is a yurt for check in. Only 5 other camping sites are there. You will be completely surrounded by wild mountain land. There are beautiful hikes but you can just sit and listen to the wind. The Forest service road is the only traffic. This is as far away from everything as you can get. Indescribable Dark Skies. Chaco Canyon is 40 miles away. The Continental Trail goes through Cuba. Untrammeled nature is what we offer. It is a pack in and pack out site.
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Bear Paw lake Cabin

1 site · Lodging2 acres · Regina, NM
Relax with the whole family at this peaceful hideaway. Spend the evening star gazing on the balcony, or roasting marshmallows on the open fire pit. There is also Wi-Fi and two televisions for those who would rather relax indoors. We remodeled the cabin this year, so it is Ready for your families adventures.
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Circle B Ranch

1 site · Lodging200 acres · San Luis, NM
Circle B Ranch is a working cowboy ranch that overlooks the ghost town of Cabezon. The property is around 75,000 acres with Rio Puerco access and offers RV hookups (Electric, Water). The house sleeps 7 comfortably but if one just wants to camp, that is also acceptable. We offer horseback rides and ranch tours. There is petroglyphs on the ranch along with old ruins. Supper flexible just give me a call 5052594823
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Balloon Fiesta Ranch Oasis

8 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Los Ranchos De Albuquerque, NM
Beautiful 2 acre property, green wild grass and alfalfa, surrounded by trees. You wouldn’t realize you’re in the city. Located at the end of a dead end road. The property borders a local acequia (ditch water way) with quick access to nature walkways, bike paths and the Rio Grand River. Lots of bike and walkways. 1.2 miles to the Balloon Fiesta Park. Excellent location for attending or viewing from the land.
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The best camping near Fenton Lake State Park guide

Overview

About

Stop and breathe in the ponderosa pines as you hike through the Jemez Mountains at Fenton Lake State Park. Go ahead, let it in, and let go of your everyday worries. A stunning lake and the Rio Cebolla are waiting on you to cast a line for rainbow trout, or kick it in your canoe in the sun. The kiddos can use the playground or take them hiking and biking on the trails which, when covered in snow will make snowshoeing and cross country skiing oh, so enticing! Hang your hammock up for a rest at one of Fenton Lakes campgrounds, there’s even space for your gaggle of friends! For an epic time on the water and under the stars, Fenton Lake has your name written all over it.

Notable campgrounds

  • Developed Campsites - Enjoy the comfort of well-maintained sites, perfect for family camping trips.
  • Group Campsites - Ideal for larger gatherings, these sites offer space and facilities for a memorable group experience.
  • W+ E Sites - Equipped with water and electric hookups, these sites cater to those looking for a touch of convenience in the wild.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early to secure your spot, as campgrounds fill up quickly, especially during peak seasons.
  • Check for cancellations regularly, as last-minute openings can provide unexpected opportunities.
  • Consider visiting during the off-season for a quieter experience and easier reservations.
  • Explore nearby camping options to increase your chances of finding an available site.

When to go

The best time to visit Fenton Lake State Park is during the warmer months, from late spring to early fall, when all activities are accessible. Winter offers a unique charm with opportunities for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, though some facilities may be limited.

Know before you go

  • Check park alerts for any closures or restrictions before planning your visit.
  • Remember, swimming and gas-powered boats are not permitted in the park.
  • For a smooth entry, have your fees and permits ready upon arrival.
  • Stay safe by wearing life jackets while boating and following all safety regulations.
  • Accessibility options are available; contact the park office for more information.

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