Morphy Lake State Park
|This campground near a small lake is a great family and fishing campground.|
|Campground data||Waypoints||Maps||Getting to the campground||About the campground||Plants around the campground||Comments|
When we visited it:
|Cleanliness:||8. 24--29 small pieces of litter such as cigarette butts in the campsites I checked.|
|MorphyLakeSP||Campground||Morphy Lake State Park|
|Map name||Cartographer||Year||Scale||Topo map?||Online access||Notes|
|Pecos Wilderness, Santa Fe and Carson National Forests||US Forest Service||2004||1:54000||Y||from Amazon (purchase)|
|Santa Fe||BLM||1996||1:100000||Y||from Amazon (purchase)|
|Santa Fe||USGS||1954||1:250000||Y||from sar.lanl.gov (free)|
|Santa Fe National Forest||US Forest Service||2004||1:126720||N||from Amazon (purchase)||East 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 Mora, head south on NM 94. All odometer readings are from this point. At 4.0 miles, a sign indicates where you turn to go to Morphy Lake. The road is one lane wide. At 6.1 miles, another sign indicates a right turn. Take this. At 6.8 miles, you arrive at the park and campground. Note that the road ends in the lake, so driving too quickly might make the trip more exciting than you want.
About the campground:
The campsites are what you would expect at a developed campground. You are in a ponderosa forest. Note that there are not great tent areas. This did not stop lots of people from camping in tents when we stopped by.
Here is one of the other campsites.
Of course one of the primary reasons for coming here is for the high mountain lake. This view is from across the lake, and you can see some of the campsites and the boat dock.
Plants we saw around the campground:
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