Tajique Campground, Estancia, NM

Mountainair Ranger District, Manzano Division

Cibola National Forest

Free Camping Near Estancia, NM

This is a developed campground offered for free by Cibola National Forest. It's a small unit with six sites intended for cars, trucks, and vans. Small RVs can get in, along with teardrop trailers. Anything larger won't be able to get in. It's intended for tent camping, but sleeping in your vehicle is course, fine.


Mountainair Ranger District, Manzano Division

Cibola National Forest

District Office

Tel: (505) 847-2990


GPS: 34.7645, -106.3282

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 ring, trash cans

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Camping at Tajique Campground

There are two dispersed campsites large enough for full-sized RVs located up the road, one 0.1 mile, just after the bridge on the east side of the road, and the other at 0.5 mile up on the same side. Even though it’s clear these two sites are often used, the Motor Vehicle Use Map indicates that dispersed camping is not allowed along this section of Forest Road 55 (County Road A013 on Google Maps). Refer to Downloads below to see the Motor Vehicle Use Map for the Manzano Division.

Otherwise, Tajique Campground, pronounced “Tah-HEE-key”, offers a lot of wildlife viewing, particularly with deer. There are bear-proof trash-cans, indicating that black bear frequent here.

This campground offers a lot of seclusion, with very few campers ever sighted here, if any. Even on weekends, you can get a site here and may even find yourself all alone.

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Download Related Documents

Forest Order 3-03-00-23-03, Occupancy Rules - Cibola National Forest and Grasslands, 2023

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