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North Lake Campground

Santa Cruz Lake Recreation Area

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25 Santa Cruz Lake Rd. Chimayo, NM 87522 575-758-8851 Official Website

GPS: 35.9796, -105.9147

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Overview of North Lake Campground

Number of Sites 25

Elevation 6,299 ft / 1,919 m

Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

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3 reviews

Reviewed 8/10/2020

Nightly rate: $9
Days stayed: 0
Overall Rating

All of the BLM sites near Taos are currently closed, I presume because of Covid. Makes camping in this area a big PITA. But the drive here was beautiful once you go out of the residential areas and the stars would have been amazing. Oh well.


SnitchSocks would stay here again

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25' Airstream International
Ford F150
138 reviews
“Great views, confused about where to camp”

Reviewed 4/12/2018

Nightly rate: $9
Days stayed: 1
Overall Rating

The actual campground has a closed sign up and appears to be under construction. However if you loop around towards the boat ramp area there are some signs with arrows and pictures of tents and some parking spots within this. Then there are multiple covered picnic areas. We opted to park in the parking spot closest to the picnic table that was right next to the lot and set up camp. It didn’t really seem like a spot but we were right next to a camping sign so we went for it. There were numerous other walk in picnic/camp areas although I have no idea where one would put a tent as it’s not flat anywhere. We stayed here one night, enjoyed the views and walked around the lake and the trail. The game warden drove by once but didn’t bother us at all about our parking/camping situation.

Downside- no cell service at all

Site Quality
AT&T would stay here again

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  • dry camping
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
  • water access
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets
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