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Ponderosa Campground

Cimarron Canyon State Park

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US-64 Eagle Nest, NM 87718 575-377-6271 Reservations: 877-664-7787 Official Website

GPS: 36.5464, -105.1324

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Overview of Ponderosa Campground

Number of Sites 12

Pad Type asphalt

Reservations yes

Elevation 7,480 ft / 2,279 m

Max Stay 14

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Last reported 9/23/2019
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Last reported 9/23/2019
7 reviews
“Great! ”

Reviewed 9/23/2019

Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 85
Overall Rating

Stopped in Ponderosa Campground to stay one last night in the mountains before heading to Amarillo, TX. Nice, quiet campground with beautiful views. Great price, dog friendly, quiet. Definitely worth the stop on the way out of the mountains.

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Verizon 4G/LTE

Hope would stay here again

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TX 40'
11 reviews
“Many options for all”

Reviewed 12/22/2018

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 14
Overall Rating

The canyon is in a state park surrounded by a wildlife management area. There are several options. Some have hookups, garbage dumpsters, bathrooms, and grey water dump stations. Others are set up for tents and have only tent pads and bear boxes. All have excellent access to the prettiest little well stocked trout stream you can imagine. Hiking along the stream is good. Hiking up into the hills is highly limited by the fish and game. Is is completely off limits during elk calving season.

Tolby on the far west side of the canyon is where the ranger works and can sell you a park pass to make all your state park visits free.

Maverick on the east side has ponds and lots of kids. It is very shady from the big cottonwood trees.

Ponderosa on the Far East side has the easiest access for big rigs, is usually least full, and very quiet. It isn’t much more than a big parking lot. I’ve had it to myself for days at a time.

Finally, there are campground hosts at some spots, but they turn off the water, and lock up the bathrooms at the end of summer. If that matters, call first.

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Verizon 4G/LTE

Homer would stay here again

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  • dry camping
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities
  • big rig
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • restrooms: flush
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets


Maverick Campground

Worth it for the location

- Lowell C.

Tolby Campground

Safe camp site near Eagle Nest.

- Darth Vader

Colin Neblett Wildlife Area

Primitive and very restricted

- Homer

Golden Eagle RV Park

Great staff and a good location

- Wandering, Not Lost

Eagle Nest Lake State Park

Gorgeous lakefront camping at only $10/night

- Zamia Ventures

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