There is no other place as beautiful as the Jemez Springs area in which to camp.

The Santa Fe National Forest, which borders the Village of Jemez Springs, has several campgrounds available for a night under the stars, and close enough to the Village where restaurants, hot springs soaks and even a hot shower at one of the lodging facilities await you.

Campgrounds include: Vista Linda, San Antonio, Redondo, Paliza, and Jemez Falls. Fenton Lake State Park offers amenities and developed campsites as well. For a listing of open campgrounds visit Santa Fe National Forest and Fenton Lake State Park.

Please respect the wilderness and be prepared with extra water, sturdy hiking shoes, and let someone know where you are going and when you plan to be back.

Watch for rattlesnakes, bears and other wild critters. Most will avoid humans if given a wide berth. Do not feed wildlife as it often leads to problem interactions. Dogs must be kept on a leash.

Fire restrictions in New Mexico can be found at FireRestrictions.us and fire updates are posted on the New Mexico Fire Information website. When camping, make sure you know exactly how to put out a campfire before you leave. Here’s how to make sure it is dead out: click here.

The following two maps, courtesy of the USDA Forest Service, show the boundaries between Jemez Springs and the Santa Fe National Forest, which surrounds the Jemez Valley.

Plan ahead, be safe, and reconnect in the beautiful mountain setting just an hour northwest of Albuquerque.