Camp at the base of New Mexico’s tallest mountain at the Three Rivers Campground. It’s a sweet spot to avoid the crowds, and at a lower elevation than the other campgrounds in Lincoln National forest, it’s a bit easier on the lungs. You’re going to want all the oxygen you can get for exploring the White Mountains Wilderness, which you can access from the Three Rivers trailhead at the campsite. Definitely don’t miss the Three Rivers Petroglyph site on your way in or out either.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
14 sites
Up to guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

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


Natural features you'll find at Three Rivers Campground.

Hot spring
River, stream, or...
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Hipcamper Natalia
Natalia S.
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 13th, 2016

Had a great time here during the month of october! there are numerous hikes close to the campgrounds ranging from all expertise-levels. Definitely reccomend it if you want a quick escape from routine and civilization. Before entering the dirt trail into the camground there is a little store with souvenirs but most importantly wood.

Hipcamper Shannon
Shannon C.
recommends this listing.
March 3rd, 2017

Beautiful site, a nice hiking trail just a few minutes walk from the campsite. With only about 13 sites it's blissfully uncrowded.

Stream at the beginning of the trailOur dog trying to cross the stream. Beautiful views on the trail near the campsite. The trail is really well defined
Hipcamper Kate
Kate G.
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 13th, 2017

You can't beat $6 a night! The trail starts at the end of the loop where there's parking, a water hydrant and vault toilet. I stayed in site #2 which was big enough to accommodate a larger group. Some sites have tent pads and/or shelters. A few sites require parking at the road and a short hop uphill for a great view. I visited in April 2017 and only saw four other sites in use. There was minimal traffic for the Three Rivers Trail. The trail is a really nice hike but after the first bit is strenuous. It's nice that it's along a creek for soaking the feet!

Hipcamper Steve
Steve B.
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 23rd, 2017

I found this campground on-line recommended for winter camping but at 6,394ft, it doesn't seem like it wold be suitable. Opinions? That's what I'm looking for--good winter campsite in southern New Mexico. Suggestions?

Hipcamper Brenda
Brenda C.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 13th, 2017

Wonderful Campground and so MANY Memories there............

I Lived in Cloudcroft back in 2008-2010. Camped here a few times with my boys and rode horses with Christi, the Camphost's John's girlfriend. We came through May of 2013 and was sad to see that John, Christi and his grandson was gone....If anyone knows him and where to find him, pass a message along. Last we heard he moved down to Tularosa.
Let him know me and Johnnie Clevenger was there on our honeymoon trip May 2013 and ran out there to visit with him to find he had moved away......:) would like to get back in touch.....
Johnnie Clevenger 417*337*2256

Hipcamper Jeff
Jeff L.
recommends this listing.
April 16th, 2019

decent campground. Great trails. A potential base camp for White Sands.

the road out.   The Trinity Site is far off in the distanceone of several easy stream crossings.  The main trail parallels the water well into the wilderness.   another picture of my tenta nice stream (not a river) runs through the camp
Hipcamper Jeannette  J.
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December 4th, 2018
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August 7th, 2018
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June 15th, 2018
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September 28th, 2017
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May 13th, 2017
Lincoln National Forest
New Mexico
United States
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33.401° N, 105.885° W
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