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Mountain View Campground

50 sites 路 RVs, Tents33 acres 路 Aztec, NM
Learn more about this land:Enjoy majestic sunrise and sunset views as you bask in the relaxed atmosphere. Mountain biking is available at the edge of the property. Horseshoes is available onsite. Fishing, kayaking, hiking, motocross, natural arches, and so much more are just a short drive away!
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Horse-Thief Campground

12 sites 路 RVs, Tents15 acres 路 NM
From U.S. Highway 550 (north of Nageezi), follow the signs that say Chaco Canyon National Monument Park (County Road 7900). From County Road 7900 and County Road 7950 (turn right on 7950). After 3 miles, at the end of pavement, you will see a sign that says "Dry Camp", with a long dirt driveway. Our campground is 13 miles before the hazardous road to Chaco Canyon. We like to say the we are "The Gateway to Chaco Canyon". Save the wear and tear on your trailers, camp with us! Horse-Thief Campground is an upcoming camp; located on 5 acres of land and more, for campers to enjoy. In a quiet; serene, beautiful landscape area of the Dine Nation. With beautiful sunrise; sunsets and night sky is out of this world. There are trails in which visitors may walk or bike, as well as a Look Out Point. Horse-Thief is currently a Dry Camp with no Electricity or running water however generators are welcome. There is one portable restroom. We look forward to Meeting and Greeting you! We think you will enjoy your stay with us, and hope you give us a great review!
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Bear springs

1 site 路 RV35 acres 路 Durango, CO
Beautiful mountain views, trails and only 10 minutes to downtown Durango! 35 acre gated community property with miles of private trails to explore. Friendly pets welcome. Complementary firewood fire restrictions permitting. Owners live on property and are available to help or answer questions. Great setup and location.
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The Cockhouse lodge.

16 sites 路 Lodging15 acres 路 Navajo Dam, NM
Learn more about this land: The Lodge was a historic Cockfighting arena in the 1970-90鈥檚. Now it鈥檚 used as a blast & cast lodge. Surroundings are full of recreation options just 5 miles from Navajo Lake and San Juan River. Has a full kitchen two bathrooms and showers. Open arena with outdoor cooking options and fire pit. RV access for 5 spacious spots w Electrical. Dry camping or glamping areas are available on the 15 acres.
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Nakation Group Booking

10 sites 路 RVs, Tents20 acres 路 La Plata, NM
Step out of your tent in the morning, and the sun kisses your cheeks... All of them. Private adult only (18+) Clothing Optional dry tent camping set on 20 rural acres. Book the entire campground for your Group Stay, for those who are looking for a private Getaway. Re-use, Re-purpose, Up-cycle... We are committed to making great treasures from one man's trash! Our sites have tables and chairs created from old tires. We are re-using old pallets to create tent platforms, benches and signs. Our little campground is primitive, but we are a work in progress, with amenities coming in the future. Property butts up against a large BLM area, with plenty of room to take a walk in the buff. We have an above ground pool if you would prefer to relax and skinny dip. Or if you're preferring to sight see, there are numerous places to go around our area. In New Mexico, in 45 minutes or less you can be at one of the following: Navajo Lake State Park, Aztec Ruins, Glade Run Recreational area, Jackson Lake Wildlife Refuge, Farmington Lake Recreational area. San Juan Quality Waters in the San Juan River offers world class fishing. The Animas River offers fun river floats. Chaco Canyon National Park is only 2 hours away. In Colorado, we are about an hour from these attractions: Mesa Verde National Park, McPhee Reservoir, Canyon of the Ancients, Lake Nighthorse Day Use Recreation area, Chimney Rock and Purgatory Ski Resort. La Plata Canyon has great mountain hiking and is only 30 minutes away. We look forward to assisting you in a memorable Getaway!
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Moore's RV Park and Campground

1 site 路 Tent10 acres 路 Bloomfield, NM
We are an active RV park that resides on 10-acres and has ample space for camping activities. We have tent sites, RV sites, horseshoes, pool (seasonal), and laundry and gift shop amenities. We hope you book with us! Lots to see to include Aztec Ruins, city of Farmington, and Chaco Canyon. Hope to talk soon!
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Fourth Sister Farm

2 sites 路 RVs, Tents10 acres 路 CO
Ten acres overlook the La Plata Mountains outside of Durango, CO. My small farm borders pinyon forest and rings with crickets, redwing blackbirds, and chorus frogs. You can find shady spots in the Forest, the orchard, or enjoy the view from the clearing. The irrigation ditch offers fun for dogs and ambient sounds. This is a working farm, and we are often in the greenhouse and garden. Leashes dogs only to protect wildlife and chickens! You鈥檙e likely to see deer, raccoons, foxes, hawks, hummingbirds, and maybe a skunk!
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Tranquility @ The Farm

2 sites 路 RVs, Tents600 acres 路 Hesperus, CO
5th generation, 600 Acre working farm, with two miles of the La Plata River running through it and spectacular views of the La Plata Mountains and Sleeping Ute Mountain. You will find a wide variety of vegetation and wildlife; Southwest Sage, Cactus, Ponderosa, Pinion, and Pine trees, Mule Deer, Turkey, Fox, Rabbits, Bald Eagles, and Red Tail Hawks to name a few. Learn more about this land: 600 Acre working farm, with two miles of the La Plata River running through it and spectacular views of the La Plata Mountains and Sleeping Ute Mountain. You will find a wide variety of vegetation and wildlife (Southwest Sage, Cactus, Ponderosa, Pinion, and Pine trees, Mule Deer, Turkey, Fox, Rabbits, Bald Eagles, and Red Tail Hawks to name a few) . Guests are encouraged to explore this beautiful piece of the southwest. The Farm is located just 12 miles from La Plata Canyon, 15 miles from Durango, 15 miles from Lake Nighthorse, and聽35 miles from Mesa Verde National Park. There is one large campground that can hold up to 5 RV's and 1 secluded tent small camper site to choose from. Guest are welcome to purchase vegetables and fresh farm eggs.
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Reset Wild U Can

6 sites 路 RVs, Tents5 acres 路 Navajo Dam, NM
5 beautiful acres 4 miles N of the marina at Navajo lake tucked only .4 of a mile from the Hwy and hidden behind the hundreds of cedar and pinion trees. It's beautiful location offers limitless mountain biking trails, endless blue skies and has room for all your outdoor activity equipment. We have room for your boat, atv and RV.
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Linda M.鈥檚 Santa Rita Ranch

3 sites 路 RVs, Tents40 acres 路 Durango, CO
Santa Rita Ranch is located in a rural, agricultural valley south of Durango, Colorado.聽 Originally a dairy and hay farm, the Mannix's raised all organic beef in the past.聽 Currently it operates as a hay farm and Linda has three horses and three donkeys.聽 Very quiet rural area with plenty of open space. Elevation 6,000 ft.Learn more about this land:The 40 acre Santa Rita Ranch has hayfields, irrigation and plenty of room to camp. Located 20 minutes south of Durango Colorado it is quiet and peaceful. Good internet access!聽 Porta potty available. Only 20 minutes to two wineries: Foxfire Farms in Ignacio, CO and Wines of the San Juans near Aztec, NM.聽 Paddleboarding and windsurfing on Lake Nighthorse. Lots of mountain bike trails near Durango and good road biking on our CR 213. Canyon hiking direct from the ranch. Horses and donkeys available to pet.聽 Horse boarding available for those traveling with their equine friends.
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Grizzly Peak Ranch

1 site 路 RV, Tent40 acres 路 Hesperus, CO
Located in southwest colorado the Grizzly Peak Ranch is a beautiful 40 acre piece of land.聽 Home to a fun loving family, horses, and dogs!聽 We have seen Elk, Mule Deer,聽Black Bear, Coyotes, and even Mountain Lions on this property!聽 Close enough to town and it's conveniences- but far enough away you won't hear or see a soul.Learn more about this land:Located an easy 15 minutes from down town Durango this beautiful property offers guaranteed privacy and secluded camping- you will be the only campers on the sprawling 40 acre property, with convenient access to all that Durango has to offer, and just 10 minutes from Lake Nighthorse- great for fishing, paddle boarding, canoeing, etc. Come pitch your tent or park your camper in the pinon and juniper trees, with magnificent views of the la plata mountains.聽 Abundant wildlife, magnificent stars, quiet seclusion.
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Navajo Dam,Relax Wilducan Groupsite

3 sites 路 Lodging, Tents3 acres 路 Navajo Dam, NM
We make camping easy on ya!! Relax鈥漣s a group site with 4 separate tent sites to pick from. All 4 Tents are setup and ready to go for just 80 bucks a night. No more excuses. Just throw in your sleeping bags, pack your cooler grab your kids and Camp Wild~u~can. Just up the road from the marina at Navajo Dam. There is a cool place where you can avoid the State park chaos and problems to just 鈥淩elax鈥! Live Wild~u~can properties are NewMexicoTrue. The surrounding area provides a living definition of the Land of Enchantment. Surrounded by rugged mesas and canyons of the high desert. You will experience views and sunsets that you have to see to believe. The area is known for its rich cultural history and has been inhabited for centuries by the Native American people. Home to an abundance of wildlife species, we are positioned along an annual wildlife migration from the High Rockies in the north to their wintering grounds to the south. Each season offers a truly unique experience. Secluded and remote but not far off the beaten path. In a world where freedom is hard to find this place still has plenty, with a whole lot of wild left to explore. Take a short drive to the following; *Ignacio for fuel, groceries or spend your afternoon at the Casino. *Fish the World renowned Quality Waters *Stop in at Navajo Lake Marina to enjoy all of their offerings *Visit Wines of the San Juan or Sportsman鈥檚 bar and Grill *Ride the famous Alien run bike trail and many others in the area * Play a round at Pinion Hills Golf Course *Explore the freedoms of New Mexico鈥檚 high desert public lands *Spend the day along a mountain stream under the protection of the pines in Colorado National forest. *Visit a number of remote registered archeological sites in the area. *(Inquire about guided tours.) *Or GPS locations to a few of our favorite places. Some well known tourist destinations within driving distance include; *Mesa Verde, Chaco Canyon, Bisti Badlands, Four Corners National monument, Aztec ruins, Salmon Ruins
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The best camping near Navajo Lake State Park guide



Get ready to romp and play in New Mexico鈥檚 second largest lake at Navajo Lake State Park! Wanna hit the water? Whether you boat, kayak, jet ski, canoe, or sail, Navajo Lake has got your back for an awesome day on the water (just don鈥檛 forget the sunscreen)! Anglers can show off their fly fishing skills on the San Juan River, some of the best in the southwest. From the riverside trails, hikers can check out a panorama of folks casting their rods as well as some beautiful scenery and birding. There鈥檚 two marinas, docks, and several comfy campgrounds in the park for you to enjoy, and with amenities like these, it鈥檚 easy to see why the locals love to come and play at Navajo Lake!

Notable campgrounds

  • Pine Main Campground: Offers a mix of electric and water sites, perfect for RVs and tents alike.
  • Juniper Campground: Ideal for groups, with facilities that cater to both comfort and convenience.
  • Cottonwood Campground: A serene spot for beach camping and boat-in access, surrounded by nature's beauty.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early, especially for peak season, to secure your ideal campsite.
  • Consider mid-week stays for better availability and a quieter experience.
  • Keep an eye on cancellations for last-minute opportunities.
  • Explore nearby camping options to maximize your chances of finding a spot.

When to go

The best time to visit Navajo Lake State Park is from late spring to early fall, when the weather is warm and the lake is bustling with activity. Winter months can be cold, with some facilities closed or limited, so check park alerts before planning a winter visit.

Know before you go

  • Check the park alerts for any closures or restrictions during your visit.
  • Life jackets are a must for all boating activities 鈥 safety first!
  • Accessible piers and facilities ensure an enjoyable visit for everyone.
  • Remember to pack out your trash and keep the park pristine for all.
  • Visitor center exhibits provide insights into the park's natural and cultural history.

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