Cave Canyon Campground

Fort Stanton National Conservation Area

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Cave Canyon Trail
Lincoln, NM 88338
575-627-0272
575-354-0099
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GPS: 33.5066, -105.493

Last Price Paid: $0
Number of Sites: 3
Pad Type: gravel
Elevation: 6124 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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Live Small Ride Free

25 Self-rebuilt fifth wheel
41 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 4

Live Small Ride Free would stay here again

“Clean campground with great access to trails and good views.”

Reviewed May 21, 2018

Overall Rating

The road is washboarded so it's a bit bumpy coming in, but it's not a big deal if you go slow and put your tires in the right spot. It's a small campground with only three sites that have covered picnic shelters and are large enough for an RV (two of which are pull-through sites). There were two fire grates in between the covered sites that might be for tenters.

The whole campground was extremely clean, but we were particularly impressed by the pit toilet which looked like it was newly renovated and the cleanest pit toilet I've ever seen.

It's a really quiet spot with easy access to a variety of trails (paper maps are available at the kiosk by the cave entrance) that can be hiked or mountain biked. There are great views from the trails of the surrounding mountains. The cave was still closed to the public when we stayed there.

Fresh water and a dump station are available (for a fee) at Rob Jaggers Camping Area right down the road (I wouldn't recommend staying there if you don't need electricity because of the horse smells).

If you can't find space in the campground to turn around (in case all the spots are taken), keep driving straight and there'll be an intersection that'll give you enough space to make a 3-point turn.

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


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TrailingAway

26 Winnebago View
5 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2

TrailingAway would stay here again

“Great, secluded spot!”

Reviewed May 02, 2017

Overall Rating

We loved this spot. Only downfalls were the bumpy road in (not too bad though) and that the spots were not level at all. Definitely make sure you have some way to manually adjust. Bathroom was out of order, so can't comment on that. And the cave is permanently closed due to white-nose syndrome, so don't visit solely to explore that because it is fenced off now.

But the nearby trails and views are totally worth any little inconveniences. It was a truly beautiful place. There was one other van while we were there, but they kept to themselves.

Definitely check out nearby Fort Stanton if you go exploring.

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Location
Cleanliness
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4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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


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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
Pets:
  • pets

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