Water Canyon Campground

Cibola National Forest

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Water Canyon Rd. Magdalena, NM 87825 505-854-2281 505-346-3804 Official Website

GPS: 34.0244, -107.1333

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Overview of Water Canyon Campground

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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Number of Sites 16

Pad Type dirt

Elevation 6,922 ft / 2,109 m

Max Stay 14

Max Length 22 ft

Tent Camping Yes

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Reviews of Water Canyon Campground 3 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

Overall Rating
Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

Cell Phone Coverage

Verizon 3G
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 6/1/2016
Allen
Tucson, AZ
19' Bullet Premier
Ford F150 Supercrew FxF
3 reviews
“Very quiet forest setting”

Reviewed 8/19/2020

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 1
Overall Rating

25 miles east of Socorro and 4.5 miles down a sometimes paved road takes you to one of the quietest campgrounds we’ve visited lately. The campground is reached by following a rutted and somewhat washed out dirt road uphill to the right of the entrance. I engaged 4WD as the road was moderately steep with loose gravel and a few rocks and... more

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Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
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Allen would stay here again

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Chas
TX
Subaru Outback
4 reviews
“great isolated camp, poor access road”

Reviewed 12/1/2016

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: ?
Overall Rating

The short access road (~100 yards) was badly washed/rutted but managed to tiptoe my Accord in there w/o dragging. A camper in the adjoining group camp came by to borrow a match and marveled that I was able to get a sedan up it. Only a few sites have level tent pads but we managed to get one of those as there was only one other campe... more

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Location
Cleanliness
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Chas would stay here again

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

A. Christensen
SD
Chevrolet Express 2500
44 reviews
“Nice, functional, but nothing spectacular”

Reviewed 6/1/2016

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 3
Overall Rating

I read somewhere that this is a very popular spot, but I arrived the Tuesday after Memorial Day and the crowds had gone home. There were just three of us in the campground. The road from US60 is paved most of the way. The unpaved section is relatively short with some chunky patches, but sedans made it to the campground. A tight turn mi... more

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Noise
Verizon 3G

A. Christensen would stay here again

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Amenities

Hookups
  • dry camping
Recreation
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities
  • restrooms: vault

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