James Canyon Campground, Mayhill, NM

Sacramento Ranger District

Lincoln National Forest

Free Camping Near Cloudcroft, NM

This is a free developed campground offered by Lincoln National Forest. There are two sites that you can park your vehicle next to, the other four tent sites are approached by foot walking across a small bridge. The two vehicle sites are small, suitable only for cars, vans, motorcycles, or small RVs.


Sacramento Ranger District

Lincoln National Forest

District Office

Tel: (575) 682-2551


GPS: 32.9047, -105.5051

Reservations: First come, first served

Camping Fee: None

Permit: None

Max Stay: 14 days in a 45 day period

Amenities: Picnic table, fire ring, vault toilet, trash bins

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Camping at James Canyon Campground

James Canyon Campground offes 6 sites along US 82 just west of Mayhill, NM. The lower elevation of 6,800′ means this small site is usable longer than most Sacramento Mountain area campgrounds when the snows begin.

The Forest Service says that RVs at 16 feet in length or smaller is suitable for the two vehicle sites, though realistically you could possibly fit a 24 foot trailer in either of them if you park your tow vehicle in the dirt parking lot. The parking lot itself could double as another RV site, but still only suitable for small trailers and motorhomes.

Campground sits on US-82 about a 1 1/2 miles west of Mayhill town center.

In our experience, the campground is clean and well taken care of. Remember to bring your own toilet paper if using the vault toilet.

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Motor Vehicle Use Map, Sacramento Ranger District - Lincoln National Forest, 2018

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