Big Tesuque Campground

Santa Fe National Forest

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Hyde Park Road
Santa Fe, NM 87506
505-753-7331
505-438-7840
Official Website

GPS: 35.7692, -105.8092

Last Price Paid: $0
Number of Sites: 10
Open Seasonally: Yes
Elevation: 9760 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

Cell Phone Coverage

2bars
Verizon 4G
2bars
AT&T 4G
Days stayed: 1

Geronimous kami would stay here again

“Uphere as much as i can- ”

Reviewed Jun 13, 2017

Overall Rating

About an hour up the road from downtown Santa Fe-perfect getaway and many other subiee parking spots just a ways up-- always see tents pitched and a couple lingering folks.

dump stations, bathroom facilities.

Favorite things about the area parking right off the road, access to two streams, forever a quick trek off the beaten path to makeshift aspen huts all around surrounding areas, great/good cell reception I see wildlife free and content nearly every visit.

Spent many evenings watching the sun drop out the sky its beauty eaten like fire in the tree scape.. The night sky is amazing out there, a partial view of the eclectic city can be seen-look out point just a bit more up the road-ski base etc only a hop, skip and a parkour jump away-

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Jeneric Ramblings
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29 Holiday Rambler Traveler
2006 Jeep Liberty CRD
40 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 6

Jeneric Ramblings would stay here again

“Gorgeous stream-side tent camping”

Reviewed Jun 09, 2017

Overall Rating

The Big Tesuque campground has 10 first-come-first-served tent sites, all within hearing distance of 2 beautiful mountain streams and all fairly level. The mountain views, cool temps, and the rushing stream were pretty idyllic. A few of the sites will accommodate a 6-person tent, but most sites are more suitable for up to 4-person tents. The campground has picnic tables, fire rings, pit toilets and garbage cans. I would have given it 4 stars but cell coverage was spotty and very slow and that's a critical item for us.

If tent camping, you will need to park you car in the parking lot and carry all your gear to your site. Sites 1-5 are on the northern or uphill side of the campground, and sites 6-10 are on the southern or downhill side. There are streams running on each side of the campground and the noise of the rushing water does a great job of masking road noise. The campground was very clean at the time of our visit (June 2017).

There is one parking spot in front of site 6 (on the downhill side of the campground) that is very long. We were able to park our 29-foot Class A RV in the spot with our Jeep parked in front of it; however, the parking is sloped so we were not able to quite level the rig front-to-back, even using jack pads. Although a longer RV would fit in the spot I'm not sure you could safely level it. We did use the picnic table and fire ring from site 6, which is immediately behind the parking spot. Over the course of our stay we were joined by a small Class B van which solved the leveling problem by parking parallel to the wall (note: the parking lot gets busy on Saturday and VERY busy on Sunday, so you wouldn't want to park this way on the weekend).

Cell coverage was barely workable, in spite of our phones telling us we had 4G coverage. Even with a booster, the Verizon phone sometimes couldn't even sustain a phone conversation. AT&T coverage with the booster was workable for data but NOT for streaming.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
2bars
AT&T 4G
2bars
Verizon 4G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities:
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • restrooms: vault
Pets:
  • pets

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