Forest Road 64J, Tres Piedras, NM

Tres Piedras Ranger District

Carson National Forest

Free Camping Near Tres Piedras, NM

Free, dispersed camping is allowed along Forest Road 64J located off of US-64, one mile west of the town of Tres Piedras, NM. The forest road runs a short distance of about 1/2 mile, but offers about a dozen or more previously-used campsites nestled under pine trees and under the base of a giant rock formation.


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Tres Piedras Ranger District

Carson National Forest

District Office


Official campground webpage


GPS: 36.6534, -105.9773

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Reservations: First come, first served

Camping Fee: None

Permit: None

Max stay: 14 days in a 45-day period

Amenities: None

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Camping at Forest Road 64J

With supplies and fuel just a mile away in the town of Tres Piedras, boondocking off of Forest Road 64J becomes a convenient place to hole up for a few days or the full two weeks.

Once you enter on to the road from US-64, you’ll see the green water tower and know you’re on the right road. You can set up camp anywhere along this road, however your vehicle cannot drive more than 300 feet from either side of the road. But that shouldn’t be an issue because there are plenty of campsites to find here.

The road condition is firm packed dirt, suitable for any 2WD vehicle. There are places where it get rutted from mud; as long as the ground is dry, it shouldn’t be much a problem towing a heavy trailer or driving a large motorhome.

Other Campsites Within 20 Miles Radius

Associated Documents

Motor Vehicle Use Map, Tres Piedras, Canjilon, El Rito Ranger Districts, Illustrates dispersed camping restrictions & OHV restrictions, (eff: January 1, 2023)
Carson National Forest Order 03-02-00-2023-03, Occupancy rules, maximum camping limits, (eff: May 31, 2023, term: December 31, 2027)

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