Upper Bonito Dispersed Recreation Area

Lincoln National Forest

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FR-107
Nogal, NM 88341
575-257-4095
575-434-7200
Official Website

GPS: 33.468, -105.7856

Last Price Paid: $0
Pad Type: dirt
Open Seasonally: Yes
Tent Camping: Yes

2 people have reviewed this location.

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Smokey & Tater
AZ
13 Teardrop
8 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

Smokey & Tater would stay here again

“Very nice area”

Reviewed Apr 24, 2018

Overall Rating

This is a cool spot for an overnight camp that is easy to access with a truck and trailer. 14 miles west of Bonito Lake with a nice little stream for a view. The dispersed camping was plentiful. Looks like the reclamation of Bonito Lake should be complete in 2020.

Overall a nice area

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1 review
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

ChemB would stay here again

“Rough Winter Camping ”

Reviewed Dec 19, 2017

Overall Rating

Me and my pup stayed overnight during this month of December. We didn’t have any snow, but it was pretty cold, and extremely windy! There’s a little creek nearby for non-potable washing, and there’s ample firewood available and some established fire pits. I arrived at the campsite fairly late, and by the time I stared cooking our meal it was dark out (about 7pm). The smell of my cooking brought coyotes down from the hills, and they started crying and cackling. Please camp with the necessary safety equipment! I used a little (but loud) compressed air blow horn and that made the coyotes retreat, and have many canisters of mace. We were sure to store all food items far away from our campsite, and I kept a big fire going all night to deter any hungry creatures.

We didn’t get the opportunity to check it out, but this campsite is really close to a manmade reservoir with an impressive dam, which may or may not be stocked with fish.

There were a couple of hunting troops dispersed throughout the area. I highly recommend wearing a blaze orange vest, and getting such vests for any pets you may bring.

One more thing: this area is highly susceptible to forest fires (much of the hillside has already been burned). Be sure to check the Nogal fire restrictions, and practice responsible fire maintenance.

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0bars
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This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Hookups:
  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
Recreation:
  • recreation trail
Facilities:
  • restrooms: vault
Pets:
  • pets

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