Rio Chama Recreation Area | Wild Camping

United States

Details

Verified:
11 months ago
Altitude:
1841.2 masl
Website:
None
Contributor:
beachouse81

Amenities

Electricity:
No
Wifi:
No
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
No
Showers:
No
Water:
Natural Source
Toilets:
Pit Toilets
Big Rig Friendly:
No
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Yes

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Description

Large, level, gravel area big enough for several big rigs. Located right along the river. Large cottonwood trees for hammocks, dark sky full of stars, fire pit, quiet and peaceful. Cell reception comes and goes. One local came for a few hours to fish - otherwise we had the place to ourselves for multiple days. The road in was rough and washed down in some spots but we were able to get through with no issues. Highly recommend this spot!

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The original coordinates went nowhere.
The road to this place is the Rio Chama Recreation Area Road. It is located on 96 just past the Boat Ramp and Day Use area as well as the Riana Campground. At a certain point past the Rio Chama Day Use Area, the road turns into an off road, you will need a high clearance vehicle past the three sites that seem to be available for Wild Camping.
I did not finish the road after the last site as it was getting late and the road was getting worse to drive and narrower and had few places if any to turn around.
Absolutely lovely to wild camp out.

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Got in here fine with 159 WB Promaster, you need to drive slow and keep tires in the right spot but it's possible. High clearance not required. Absolutely beautiful - keep it clean folks! Sad to see garbage in this place.

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Beatiful, calm spot, rough last syretch of access road, muddy, need high clearance, avoid driving in rain.

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Large, level, gravel area big enough for several big rigs. Located right along the river. Large cottonwood trees for hammocks, dark sky full of stars, fire pit, quiet and peaceful. Cell reception comes and goes. One local came for a few hours to fish - otherwise we had the place to ourselves for multiple days. The road in was rough and washed down in some spots but we were able to get through with no issues. Highly recommend this spot!

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