Hipcamp host Aurolyn L.
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2.3 acres of undeveloped farmland on the banks of the Rio Grande, 3 miles from the charming little town of Dixon, NM, a haven for artists and vintners. Great galleries and wineries, plus a local brew pub within walking distance of the site. Not many amenities, but they're not far away. Access to apple, peach, pear, plum trees, and grapes when in season. Great for tent campin

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2.3 acres of undeveloped farmland on the banks of the Rio Grande, 3 miles from the charming little town of Dixon, NM, a haven for artists and vintners. Great galleries and wineries, plus a local brew pub within walking distance of the site. Not many amenities, but they're not far away. Access to apple, peach, pear, plum trees, and grapes when in season. Great for tent camping or a small trailer. Close to beautiful hiking, the Rio Grande Gorge, Taos. New Wave Rafting is nearby, for white water adventures. Gorgeous views, good people if you want company and privacy if you just want to watch the river go by...

RV only area
Vans and truck campers, trailers
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Aurolyn a message!
  • Check in: After 9AM
  • Check out: Before 4PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Fishing

Fish for trout from the bank.

Hiking

Beautiful hikes available in and around Dixon and in the Rio Grande Gorge Recreation Area.

Paddling

New Wave Rafting is right next door, offering white-water rafting and kayaking for different skill levels.

Wildlife watching

Elk are common in the winter months.

Biking
Whitewater paddling

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Riverside Refuge in New Mexico.

River, stream, or...
Driveway

The vibe at Riverside Refuge

10 Written reviews
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Hipcamper Andrea

Nice quiet spot

Andrea H.
recommends this listing.
April 18th, 2020

Quiet flat spot close to water. Houses near by but very low key. We took our small trailer and had no issues.

Riverside Refuge
Hipcamper Mark
Mark G.
doesn't recommend this listing.
August 22nd, 2018

Aurolyn was very accessible by phone and very helpful. Suggestion: create better directional signage to campsite. Observations: misleading description provided including site IS NOT on the Rio Grande but next to a small and shallow runoff "creek". The creek is muddy and the bank is conjested with weeds. The creek is uninviting with a very rough rock and pebble shore. You would not want to bath in this water. The local brew pub is a cool hangout but NOT within a safe walking distance. The property owner adjacent to the campsite has a FULL AND CLEAR view and can see EVERYTHING you do. There is no place to hide! The only time I attempted to use the "outhouse" near the site it was locked. I stayed an additional night only because I did not want hassle with taking down the campsite for this additional night.

Hipcamper Aurolyn
Response from Aurolyn, the Host, on August 23rd, 2018

Mark, I wonder if you were in the right place. Because the campsite goes right up to the river and it's 100 feet wide there -- not a "creek" by any stretch! Water runs too fast for safe swimming (there is white-water rafting). Sorry about the outhouse! I did ask the caretaker to leave it open, but I make sure to double-check in the future. Happy to offer you a free night on your way back to make up for your disappointing time, if you like.

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Hipcamper Grace
Grace C.
recommends this listing.
June 20th, 2020

We ended up not staying here because we miscalculated the drive time that day but Aurolyn was super nice in the phone and the directions to get here were really easy to follow.

I would stay here on another trip for sure!

Hipcamper Jeffrey
Jeffrey H.
recommends this listing.
July 5th, 2020

What a beautiful spot by the river!

Hipcamper Daniel
Daniel R.
recommends this listing.
July 19th, 2020

Aurolyn’s site was primitive but right along the river. It was warm when we got there, but the trees and water cooled things right down. I certainly recommend this site and the host was awesome.

Hipcamper D

Nice and private river spot

D M.
recommends this listing.
August 2nd, 2020

A nice private spot. Pretty basic primitive camping, but I’d much rather do that than listen to an RV generator. We laid down in the cool river. I’ll camp there again

Hipcamper Jeff
Jeff C.
recommends this listing.
August 10th, 2020

Nice dispersed spot. Primitive but totally as advertised

Hipcamper Julianna
Julianna M.
recommends this listing.
August 24th, 2020

Beautiful spot right on the river! Great fruit stand down the road and a quick trip into Taos! My kids loved exploring and were sad we had to leave early because of fires close by causing bad air quality:(

Hipcamper Lisa

A peaceful place

Lisa C.
recommends this listing.
September 5th, 2020

This spot is ideal for those who wish to familiarize themselves with the Rio Grande and all the charming communities and history and absolutely breathtaking beauty surrounding it. We enjoyed exploring the spot and birdwatching on the banks

Property
Aurolyn L.’s Land
State
New Mexico
Country
United States
$20/night
1 Site
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