Whirlpool Dispersed Camping Area

Santa Fe National Forest

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FR-151
Abiquiu, NM 87510
505-638-5526
505-438-5300
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GPS: 36.3145, -106.5926

Last Price Paid: $0
Pad Type: dirt
Open Seasonally: April - Oct
Elevation: 6280 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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4 people have reviewed this location.

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1 review
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
“Great quiet stay”

Reviewed Oct 17, 2017

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Good spot to stay on the way to CO. The dirt road was well maintained and as long as there isn’t much rain the road is solid. Beautiful sites on the water. If in a rig stay to the left of the porta John when going to the sites. We have a 25’ sprinter van and was able to handle the roads just fine. One other couple there super nice spot!

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time for advanture

22 Ford E-150
4 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2

time for advanture would stay here again

“Scenic river camping and beautiful mountain views. ”

Reviewed Jun 08, 2017

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We stayed here in June of 2017. The service road leading to the camping area is dirt but was well packed and easy to travel (in a van). The camping area is to your right to about 6 miles down SR 151, just past Deep Eddy Take Out. The road to the sites themselves are a little soft but not too rutted, we stayed to the left of the (very c... more

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5 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 0
Site Number: Dispersed camping

Cptbuck would stay here again

“Yes this is one of New Mexico's hidden gems. I have been camping here for 20 years. ”

Reviewed Oct 13, 2016

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Truly a beautiful place until the rains come. I have been stuck up to my axles in mud on this road. A popular day trip on the Rio Chama a beautiful wild scenic river. Large Trailers and Rvs really don't belong on this road you might make it in but road conditions change overnight and you will have to wait until the road hardens up to g... more

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24 Ford/Lance F-550/1121
16 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 4
“The only noise is the Rio Chama”

Reviewed Oct 07, 2016

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This area is a bit of an oddity, a USFS-designated "Dispersed Camping Area". What that means is that it has a pit toilet and has had some gravel laid down on the entrance drive, but no other improvements. The "campsites" are informal and have no picnic tables, grills, or other amenities besides rock campfire rings. But it's a beauti... more

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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
Facilities:
  • restrooms: vault
Pets:
  • pets

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