James Canyon Campground | Established Campground

United States

Details

Last Visited: about 1 month ago
GPS: 32.90356, -105.50540
Altitude: 2072.0 masl
Place Website: https:/www.fs.usda.gov/recare/?recid=34174
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Amenities

Electricity: No
Wifi: No
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: No
Showers: No
Water: No
Toilets: Pit Toilets
Big Rig Friendly: No
Tent Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes
Sanitation Dump Station: No

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Description

2 sites for smaller RV under 16 feet. Tent site available across metal bridge, but motorized vehicles can not go over bridge Picnic Tables and fire pit available at each site. Fuel and limited supply available 2 miles east on the town of Mayhill or 15 miles west in Cloudcroft. Cellphone service is either sporadic to no service at all depending on your phone carrier.

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Came midday on a Tuesday to find one of the two spots available for me. Feeling very lucky about the amenities—pit toilets, picnic tables, trash cans—and landscape here. Unreal that it’s free. No cell service. Sites are best for van/car camping—also tent spots out here are all gorgeous—but you could make something bigger work if you’ve got the place to yourself or know the neighbors.

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currently open. as described, 2 small spots big enough for vans or car campers, maybe a small class C, anything bigger would take up both spots.
there are 4 tent sites across the bridge. all sites have tables and fire pits. there are vault toilets open. they don't smell great, and as of today no toilet paper in them, so come prepared.
very pretty area. right off the road, so there is road noise, but at night it's pretty quiet.

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We stayed in one of the two large campsites. We had the area to ourselves. Fire pit at our campsite. We found enough wood for a small fire. We were visited by two owls that hung out with us for a little while. Close to the road but very quiet.

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Open and mostly as described. The two RV sites are across from one another and one is definitely big rig friendly. We stayed in the smaller of the two in our 20ft van with room to spare, by our estimate a 24ft rig could have easily fit. Lots of day users during the Saturday and Sunday we stayed but we were the only ones camping both nights. The highway is close but very few vehicles overnight, could run a fan for white noise if needed.

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Closed! Sadly... Gate is locked... big bummer

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This place is permanently closed.

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All National Forest recreation roads were marked as closed when driving through. Not sure if it is seasonal for Winter or cause of Covid.

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Currently all recreational areas in the National forest is closed. There is a gate shut on the road to this campground. Not sure if due to Covid or cause of the winter season. Drove half hour up the mountain to find another spot.

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Tried to go here tonight but the gate was closed. Ended up finding a forest road closer to Cloudcroft

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Awesome place temperature this time of the year are great with mid to upper 40s Fahrenheit at night

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2 sites for smaller RV under 16 feet. Tent site available across metal bridge, but motorized vehicles can not go over bridge Picnic Tables and fire pit available at each site. Fuel and limited supply available 2 miles east on the town of Mayhill.

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