Rio Puerco Campground, Coyote, NM

Coyote Ranger District

Santa Fe National Forest

Free Camping Near Coyote, NM

This is a free, developed campground offered by Santa Fe National Forest, located close to San Pedro Parks Wilderness. There are five campsites here, but are sized small. Trailers up to 20 feet in length are okay, but it'll tough getting in something larger. There is tight turnaround at the end that may be too small for larger rigs.


Coyote Ranger District

Santa Fe National Forest

District Office

Tel: (575) 638-5526


GPS: 36.0996, -106.7243

Reservations: First come, first served

Camping Fee: None

Permit: None

Max Stay: 14 days in a 45-day period

Amenities: Vault toilet, picnic tables

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Camping at Rio Puerco Campground

Rio Puerco is a remote primitive campground used primarily by local hunters and fishermen. It’s also popular with wildlife, with mountain lion, black bear, raccoons, frequenting this area due to the nearby Puerco River.

Seclusion is what this campground primarily offers. It’s about 13 miles from Gallina, the nearest town with supplies, and 25 miles from Bud’s Oil, in Regina, the nearest fuel station. That being said, it’s generally easy to get an open campsite here any time during the week.

Road conditions along Forest Road 103 remains firm-packed dirt suitable for any 2WD vehicle; it just gets narrow in many places with potholes. Otherwise, not bad.

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Forest Order 10-494, Occupancy Rules - Santa Fe National Forest, 2021

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