Carson National Forest
Fawn Lakes Campground
As of 2022, Scenic Canyons no longer manages this campground, and this page will no longer be updated. For up to date information, please visit the Forest Service website.
A Food Storage Order is currently in place at this location. All food, cooking supplies, coolers, and personal hygiene products must be placed in a hard sided trailer or vehicle. Please put food away, even if you are in camp. Current drought conditions are drawing bears to the area and food, food smells, and other attractants can draw them in. Please do your part in keeping yourself and others safe by keeping a clean site. All garbage should be removed from your site immediately to the dumpsters. You can view the full order here.
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.