|A large campground with easy access to the lake and its associated watersports. If you enjoy the water, this is a good campground to visit.|
|Campground data||Waypoints||Maps||Getting to the campground||About the campground||Plants around the campground||Comments|
When we visited it:
|CLCG||Campground||Cochiti Lake campground and recreation area|
Maps:Geohack online map list Paper maps:
|Map name||Cartographer||Year||Scale||Topo map?||Online access||Notes|
|Albuquerque New Mexico||USGS||1983||1:100000||Y||from sar.lanl.gov (free)|
|Guide to Indian Country of Arizona Colorado New Mexico Utah||Automobile Club of Southern California||1998||1:0||N||Arizona Strip Interpretive Association (purchase)||Good overview road map for northwest NM. No scale is given on the map. The corner coordinates are approximate.|
|Los Alamos||BLM||2003||1:100000||Y||Public Lands Information Center (purchase)|
|Santa Fe National Forest||US Forest Service||2004||1:126720||N||From the National Forest Store (purchase)||West half|
|Wildernesses of New Mexico||US Forest Service||1981||1:1000000||N||No online copies.||Base map with national forests, wilderness areas and highways.|
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Getting to the campground:
From I-25, take the Cochiti Lake exit (NM 22) and follow the signs to the town of Cochiti Lake and the Pueblo de Cochiti golf course. Before you arrive at either of these, you will see the turnoff to the right into the recreation area.
About the campground:
This is an overview of the campground, taken from near where you first enter the recreation area. What you see here is the RV area with electricity; the non-electric campsites are behind the bushes on the right and extending off the right side of the picture.
Here you can see our truck in Site 47 in the non-electricity area. While this site does not have one, several sites had nice, level areas where tents could be placed. All of the non-electricity (B-loop) campsites have shelters like this. Only a few of the A-loop (electricity) sites have them.
Here is a view of the playground in the picnic area, not far from the camping area. And, you can see Cochiti Lake in the background.
Of course, one of the primary reasons for camping here is the water.
This photo was taken by Michael Wester. My thanks to him for his permission to use it.
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