Elephant Rock Campground

Carson National Forest

New Mexico

Due to COVID-19, we are hoping this campground will open in mid June, but do not know the exact date. When it does open, we will strive diligently to keep our facilities disinfected, but cannot guarantee our facilities will be 100% free of coronavirus. Please bring your own hand sanitizer, and if you are feeling ill, help protect other campers and our employees by staying home.​

No fires are currently allowed in this campground. For more information, visit the Forest Service website.

Elephant Rock Campground is near the Red River and has good access to short hikes from the campground.


    $20 per night
    $5 per extra vehicle
    $10 for day use


Reservations: Available at recreation.gov. Reservations can be made six months prior to the first day of your camping stay.

Directions: From Taos, N.M., drive 25 miles north on New Mexico State Road 522 to Questa, then drive 9 miles east on NM 38 to the campground, on your left. See map below.

Amenities: Vault toilets, pressurized drinking water, garbage service.


Open Dates: Opens one week before Memorial Day weekend.  May close as early as Labor Day, but may stay opened if needed until last Monday in September.

Nearby: Fishing, hunting and hiking are available nearby.

See more campgrounds managed by Scenic Canyons in the Carson National Forest.

For more information, visit the Forest Service website.

These facilities are operated under special use permits with the U.S. Forest Service.

Scenic Canyons Recreational Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity service provider and employer.

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