Joe Skeen Campground

El Malpais National Conservation Area

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Hwy 117 Grants, NM 87020 505-280-2918 Official Website

GPS: 34.9411, -107.8237

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Overview of Joe Skeen Campground

The Joe Skeen Campground offers 10 campsites with sheltered picnic tables and two ADA accessible vault toilets. 8 visitors are allowed per site.
Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads. Learn more: Boondocking 101.

Number of Sites 10

Pad Type dirt

Elevation 6,856 ft / 2,089 m

Max Stay 7

Tent Camping Yes

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Q&A - Ask the Community about Joe Skeen Campground

To ask questions of the owner or manager please contact the campground directly. 505-280-2918

Rhino1977 asked on 6/3/2021

If all the spots are filled then can I camp anywhere off of one of those dirt roads? That campground closed sign sai...

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Fisch asked on 5/2/2023

Where is the nearest water spigot? I saw a mention that there was water available at the BLM station on 117, but the...

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Outdoor man asked on 11/14/2021

I'm passIng threw late November, is it open year round and do thy get snow there?

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Gypsycoach asked on 4/15/2021

How far is Joe Skeen Campground from I-40?

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Reviews of Joe Skeen Campground 70 people have reviewed this location.

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Cell Phone Coverage

Verizon 4G/5G
Confirmed by 33 Users
Last reported 3/7/2023
AT&T 4G/5G
Confirmed by 16 Users
Last reported 11/1/2022
T-Mobile 4G
Confirmed by 11 Users
Last reported 3/11/2023

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  • dry camping
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
  • ADA Accessible
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
  • pets
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