The best camping near Fenton Lake State Park

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Star Dance High Desert Retreat

9 sites · Tents50 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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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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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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Rio Grande Camp

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Embudo, NM
Enjoy this Rio Grande riverfront with great swimming & gorgeous views. Catch and release fishing only. Four local wineries, & one brewery within 5 miles. 110v power and 240v for your EV charger. Fresh water spigot on site. There are no bathrooms or trash facilities here. You are responsible for your waste. Rio Grande Camp does not support large recreational vehicles. The parking area will accommodate large vans, full size trucks & small trailers.
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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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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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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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Elk Ridge Ranch

1 site · RV7 acres · Placitas, NM
Park your RV up to 40 foot overlooking a beautiful pond and endless Mountain Views. Enjoy our Bison and Elk roaming near your campsite, you can even feed them apples out of your hand! You can swim in the crystal clear pond and enjoy the endless stars at night. We have 50 amp service and sewer hookup. Pets are welcome if well behaved and leashed because of the resident animals. Only 45 minutes to Santa Fe and 20 minutes to Albuquerque. Explore the great Southwest attractions: Tent Rocks, Bandolier National Monument, Chaco Canyon, Coronado Monument, and Sandia Tramway. Excellent hiking and biking area. Less than an hour to Santa Fe Ski area and 2 hours to Taos Mountain.
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RoadRunner Coyoté 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. Tents and a small camper are even available when arrangements are confirmed well in advance. As part of your booking, consider the extras offered for Interspiritual Companioning or An Encounter With the Land.
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Towapa PhotoFarm

6 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Placitas, NM
Pristine camping along a small creek. Flat area surrounded by mountains and cottonwoods. Hiking is along the acequia, across the creek or you can actually hike in the creek, as the water runs underground shortly past my property. There are also many places to hike west of my property along Rosa Castilla. Wild horses roam all over the BLM land and along the creek. Desert area, 6000" elevation, so very dry and must be excectionally careful about fires. Only in provided grills . There is abundant wood that you can use for free, but put all coals out and you can use the creek water, when it is there. REMEMBER this is the desert!!I would like to book a 3 month visit from January 1st-April 1st with free water. You need to provide your own electricity, but solar would be an excellent option as sites are on south facing, so panels would work well. I would like to trade a discount for help on the farm during this time. $5.00 a day disount, plus the water. You would be the only one booked during this time, so very quiet and private for long term winter stay!!
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CAMP WITH

5 sites · Lodging15 acres · Los Cerrillos, NM
Joachim and Patience are two artists living in Santa Fe with an extreme admiration and passion for the outdoors, sustainability, off grid living and experimental architecture from reclaimed materials. Joachim and Patience both come from deeply rooted- generations of families with a shared love affair with all things historical. Camp With is an endeavor to connect more people with the distinct features the high desert landscape has to offer and ultimately foster growth with ones relationship to nature. Learn more about this land:  ✨ Enjoy off grid curated camping at Camp With in the pristine foothills of the Ortiz Mountains, 30 miles south of Santa Fe. Camp with has expansive views of the Sangre de Cristos, The Cerrillos Hills, and the Jemez mountains. Camp With is 8 miles away from the artistic and historical coal town of Madrid and mining town Cerrillos. Our 210sq ft foot canvas bell tents Includes a super comfortable queen (Juniper) and full (Yucca) size bed, fresh cotton bed linens, towels, two headlamps, battery-powered lantern, games and a mix of eclectic, modern, and antique decor. Enjoy the sun, stars, and views, connect with nature, immerse yourself in rural off-grid living and unwind in the Ortiz mountains. Juniper Camp is set up for a couple in the queen-sized bed. Yucca camp has a full sized bed. We are happy to accommodate up to 2 extra guests inside each tent. Additional guests are responsible for their own sleeping bag, pad, and pillow. You will see this as an option while finalizing the booking. The campsites offers an open off grid private outdoor kitchen where we provide you a shade structure with cooking utensils (pots, cast iron pan, spatula, tongs), cutlery, 3 gallons of filtered water, propane bbq, propane two burner stove, plates, dinner linens, glassware, foil, paper towel, french press, bowls, and a platter. There is a table under the kitchen roof to enjoy your meals. There is no electricity, so bring your ice and coolers.  We are doing several small permaculture projects sprinkled throughout the land. There is a chance you could run into us building or planting something on the far side of the 15-acre property, but we like to give our guests privacy, peace, and quiet (how we would want to be treated ☺️). The unpaved road to the campsite is 3 miles and filled with stones, hence our street name, Stoney Road. We highly recommend a vehicle with clearance as there are some rocks on the road that are "oil pan busters." There are no street lights on the dirt road; we recommend arriving at the site during the day. After rainfall and during the monsoon season (May-September), the road can be very muddy. We don’t want you getting stuck. Let’s be honest here: high clearance and or 4x4 on your vehicle is recommended. There is a communal composting outhouse as your bathroom during your stay. We have an open air seasonal hot outdoor shower. (May-mid October) Please be mindful and use the Castile soap we provide. The greywater from your bathing feeds the plants. We remind you that this is a rural off-grid campsite: there is no electricity.  We have created this space for you to connect with your loved ones, play games, and enjoy being outside. The closest restaurants are in Cerrillos and Madrid, 8 miles away. You are responsible for your safety, food, ice, and relaxation. We have items for sale in a cool, old,  Kelvinator fridge (acts as a vending machine) if you forgot things like batteries, an extra pair of socks, a beanie, sunscreen, eye drops, canned goods, tums, ibuprofen, flashlight, etc. You will receive the key code upon your booking to access items for sale. Come enjoy the impeccable views, INSANELY spectacular stars, and a genuinely unique, curated, off-grid camping experience. Message us if you have any questions, concerns, or inquiries!✨ Please, no mean humans. We appreciate kind people only.
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The Best view Of the Sandia's

3 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Placitas, NM
Learn more about this land: We live at the end of the village and have an incredible view of the North end of the Sandia Range. Our property has frequent wild horse visits and other wildlife on occasion.  There is access close by to many hiking trails, Mtn biking and skiing. This is a residence that is surrounded by the majestic beauty of New Mexico. Because of the way our property is situated with the darkness and horses we need you to be here before dark especially RVs or request permission from owner to arrive later.
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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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