Links Tract Campground, Pecos, NM

Pecos Ranger District

Santa Fe National Forest

Free Camping Near Pecos, NM

This is a designated dispersed camping area offered by Santa Fe National Forest. There is a vault toilet on site, and a few picnic tables and fire rings. Otherwise, you are allowed to camp at any previously-used campsite reachable from this area. This campground is popular with OHV riders even though OHVs are not allowed here.


Pecos Ranger District logo

Pecos Ranger District

Santa Fe National Forest

Pecos, NM Office

Tel: (505) 757-6121

Official campground webpage


GPS: 35.7567, -105.6624

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Reservations: First come, first served

Camping Fee: None

Permit: None

Max stay: 14 days in a 45-day period

Amenities: Vault toilet, picnic tables, fire rings

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Camping at Links Tract Campground

The town of Pecos, where fuel and supplies can be found, is located 16 miles to the south along State Route 63. This area is commonly used as a free-camping option for nearby Pecos Canyon State Park.

This campground stretches about 1/5 of a mile along Davis Willow Road where numerous previously-used campsites can be found. Even though OHVs are not allowed here (according to the campground page on Santa Fe National Forest), people still bring them here and ride them, and apparently Forest Service officials don’t stop them.

Access road into here is along firm-packed dirt suitable for any 2WD vehicle. The campsites are large, capable of accommodating full-sized RVs with additional vehicles.

Other Campsites Within 20 Miles Radius

Associated Documents

Santa Fe National Forest Order 10-494, Occupancy rules, camping limits, alcohol possession, public nudity, (eff: June 10, 2021, term: December 31, 2026)
Motor Vehicle Use Map, Espanola & Pecos Ranger Districts, Illustrates dispersed camping restrictions & OHV restrictions, (eff: January 1, 2024)

1 thought on “Links Tract Campground, Pecos, NM”

  1. Big mistake 2yrs ago was the Hermit Peak Fire some like our selves couldn’t just leave, still haven’t been compensated it’s Dry, the water is so low our Governor needs to stop these out of state individuals for free stay, sadly we that live here are the ones who are gonna suffer . Arson in Ruidoso that is a wake up call! We here in Pecos last week had a fire took the Helicopters hours to turn it out trying hard to stop it they used a neighbors pond and after they thought it was out it started up again! Think again of opening up the forest…


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