Las Petacas Campground
Las Petacas Campground is next to US 64 and the Rio Fernando just outside of Taos, NM. The campground has 8 sites and one vault toilet. There is no drinking water and no garbage service. The campground is a nice jumping-off point for exploring New Mexico's highest peaks. Highway 64 from Taos east to Eagle Nest is a very scenic route where deer, elk and other wildlife are commonly seen.
Prices: $6 per vehicle, day use or overnight
Reservations: First-come, first-served.
Directions: From Taos, NM, drive 5 miles east on US 64. The campground is on the right. See map below.
Amenities: Vault toilets. No drinking water. No garbage service.
Open dates: Memorial Day-Labor Day.
Nearby: The Rio Fernando runs through the campground. The small creek offers some fishing. There are dozens of hiking trails in the area.
For more information, visit the Forest Service website.
Scenic Canyons Recreational Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity service provider and employer.
These facilities are operated under special use permits with the U.S. Forest Service.