McGaffey Campground

Cibola National Forest

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NM-400 Fort Wingate, NM 87316 505-287-8833 505-346-3900 Official Website

GPS: 35.3706, -108.5231

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Overview of McGaffey Campground

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

Number of Sites 29

Open Seasonally Mid-May - mid-Oct.

Elevation 7,775 ft / 2,369 m

Max Stay 14

Max Length 22 ft

Tent Camping Yes

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To ask questions of the owner or manager please contact the campground directly. 505-287-8833

copperdan asked on 7/18/2022

Is this a campground for trailers? If so, can you make a reservation?

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Reviews of McGaffey Campground 3 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Site Quality
1 review
“Mcgaffey Lake has no water, no fish. nothing”

Reviewed 6/10/2023

Days stayed: 1
Overall Rating

Used to be a nice campground and lack back in the 60's. went out to the lake last year and someone took the water out of the lake. no lake. like a ghost town. and afer all these years the road to the campground is still full of potholes and will tear your car up. bad road, no water, o fish, and the little town (fort winga... more

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14 reviews

Reviewed 5/23/2022

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Overall Rating

What a find! Just off the main dirt road to your left. Beautiful level site with wonderful views. Quiet with rock fire pits and plenty of firewood around. Just a short drive from I40. (The main campground was closed so keep going and take the first left dirt road to the dispersed camping area.)

Site Quality

Mark would stay here again

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21 reviews
“Dec through March closure”

Reviewed 3/18/2020

Days stayed: 0
Overall Rating

We were unable to camp there. Camp grounds closed from Dec through March. We parked nearby and walked through the site.

Site Quality

SMAI would stay here again

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  • dry camping
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • group sites
  • restrooms: vault
Discount Clubs
  • Senior Discounts
  • pets
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Quaking Aspen Campground

Beautiful Campground!

- Apee13

Six Mile Canyon Dispersed Camping

Pretty Scenery With Wild Dogs And A Strange Checkup

- camper-755699

Main Campground

Not Bad!

- camper-830302

Fire Rock Casino

Noisy but good for a night

- beevan_travels

Red Rock RV Dump Station


- camper-743153

West Campground

Not as bad as the reviews say...

- Bruce

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