Cabresto Lake Campground

Carson National Forest

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Forest Road 134A Questa, NM 87556 505-586-0520 505-758-6200 Official Website

GPS: 36.7476, -105.4996

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Overview of Cabresto Lake Campground

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads. Learn more: Boondocking 101

Number of Sites 9

Open Seasonally May - Sept.

Elevation 9,186 ft / 2,799 m

Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

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“A mountain lake, amazing hike along Lake Fork stream, always lots of people on ATVs”

Reviewed 6/9/2020

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: NA
Overall Rating

If you're partial to mountain lakes, they got you from the jump here at Cabresto.

The 9 campsites were all occupied this past weekend. (Several face a few hundred foot cliff, so with little kids there are quite a few less.) We pitched tents in a dispersed spot with a couple of stone-built fire rings (no fires per Covid restrictions; camp stoves OK) just a few hundred yards down 134A from the lake and the campground tucked into a hairpin turn and the surrounding mountains. Just freaking beautiful. There are toilets in the campground parking area, but I guess the NFS ain't cleaning them.

The hike that departs from the trailhead sign with the faded trail map goes around the lake's northern shore and continues for 8 miles or so uphill to Heart Lake, which we only heard about but gather is a stunner of a natural feature. (Cabresto is made by a dam and currently pretty low but not so low to make it ugly like a lot of NM dammed lakes.)

If ATVs bother you, you're going to be cursing a lot. We didn't mind them too much. After dark it all settles down mostly. Folks were cool.

The road was no problem four our 2000 4Runner. But I could imagine the sign where 134A starts, something like, 'No passenger vehicles' should probably be taken seriously.

Site Quality

njoynit would stay here again

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  • dry camping
  • fishing
  • OHV
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • restrooms: vault
  • pets


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