Smokey Bear Ranger District

Learn about camping and boondocking in Smokey Bear Ranger District of Lincoln National Forest

Baca Campground, Lincoln, NM

This is a free camping area designated by Lincoln National Forest officials. It's an undeveloped area in that there are no designated campsites, and no amenities aside from a vault toilet and an information kiosk. There is also a free-standing brick chimney; evidence of a home that once stood here.

Monjeau Campground, Ruidoso, NM

This is a free, developed campground operated by Lincoln National Forest. It's effectively two camping areas. both small. The more popular is the gravel parking lot where there are two tent sites with picnic tables and fire rings, and the other is a dirt area, used as an overflow campground, about a mile before the parking lot.