Carson National Forest
Fawn Lakes Campground
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.
Fawn Lakes Campground lies along the banks of the Red River near the bustling resort town of Red River, N.M. Red River hosts several events throughout the summer, from the Memorial Day weekend motorcycle rally to October's celebration of the fall colors. Fawn Lakes has 18 units, 10 of which are RV friendly.
Fawn Lakes is named for two man-made ponds that are well-stocked with trout through the summer months.
$20 per night
$5 per extra vehicle
$10 for day use
Reservations: Available at recreation.gov. Sites can be reserved six months prior to the first day of your camping stay.
Directions: From Taos, N.M., drive 25 miles north on NM State Road 522 to Questa, then drive 9 miles east on New Mexico State Road 38 to the campground. It is 3.2 miles west of Red River. See map below.
Amenities: Vault toilets, pressurized drinking water, garbage service. Two toilets are accessible for people with disabilities.
Open dates: Opens one week before Memorial Day weekend. Closes 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.