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- Number of Sites:
- 18 tent sites
- 7720 feet
Juniper Campground is our most popular campground. It offers full RV hookups, leveled tent sites, and easy lake access.
SeasonMay to September
- Total Sites:
- 18 tent sites
Reservations are not accepted. Sites are on a first come basis.
Golden Age and Golden Access Passport holders receive 1/2 off on usage fees. Golden Eagle is not valid.
ATVs generally are allowed on the Forest but they must be licensed and users must follow all state laws regarding use. ATV use is not allowed in Quemado Lake Recreation Area.
There is one double space in the tent loop for $16 a day. Other tent sites are $10 a day.
Only boats with oars or electic motors are permitted on Quemado Lake. A boat ramp is available at the spillway.
Quemado Lake is stocked with trout and tiger muskies. Muskies are catch and release only.
Access to the Lakeshore Trail and the associated trail network.
Horses are not allowed in Quemado Lake Recreation Area. There is a throwdown area outside the recreation area at El Caso Throwdown.
Hunting is not allowed in the recreation area.
Slaughter Mesa Scenic Loop. Go east from the lake on FR 13 approximately 10 miles to Slaughter Mesa and continue on approximately 7 more miles to FR 214. At this point you can go north approximately 10 miles to the old town of Mangas and then 12 more miles to US 60. You can also go south on FR 214 for approximately 11 miles to NM 12. This road is rough. An alternate route from Slaughter Mesa is to go west on FR 93 for approximately 18 miles to NM 32.
Map + Directions
Just west of Quemado, NM, take NM 32 south 14.2 miles to Quemado Lake/NM 103 sign. At sign turn left onto NM 103 and go 4 miles to where Forest Road 13 (gravel) begins. Continue straight on FR 13 for 1 mile to campground sign. Turn right into campground.