South Fork Eagle Creek

Lincoln National Forest

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FR-127A Alto, NM 88312 575-257-4095 575-434-7200 Official Website

GPS: 33.393, -105.7241

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Overview of South Fork Eagle Creek

Pad Type dirt

Elevation 7,611 ft / 2,319 m

Tent Camping Yes

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Ratings Summary

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Location
Cleanliness
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Cell Phone Coverage

2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 6/16/2020
3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 6/16/2020
1 review
“Good site if you're going to Ski Apache - Be Bear Aware.”

Reviewed 6/16/2020

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: N/A
Overall Rating

This spot is SUPER convenient if you're going to the ski area. It's right off the road, which is the biggest drawback, as it can be busy at the beginning and end of the day, and a little noisy.

If you stay here, make sure you know how to camp in bear country. There are black bears that roam up and down the creek. DO NOT keep food in your tent, vehicle, or trailer, DO NOT cook in your campsite.

There are no bathrooms here, and as a recurring guest, I'd appreciate it if you wouldn't do your business here, even if you do bury it. The Rio Ruidoso runs through this site and there's not enough room to stay a safe distance from it. Just go down the road to the gas station and buy some food or gas and do your business there. Or go to the park next to the gas station.

Cell service is OK at best -- two to three bars. You are down in a valley, so you may want a booster. If you stay up at Monjeau Peak, it will be windy, but MUCH better LTE.

You can stay up at Oak Grove Campground in the summer for $2 per night. There are pit toilets there, fire rings, etc.

Also - further down the road are some burned areas from the Little Bear fire. Those trees can fall at any time, so best to not hike those areas. Definitely do not camp amongst dead trees!

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

JRauland would stay here again

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