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A campground in the Red River Canyon in a Spruce-Ponderosa forest.

Campground data:

Controlling agency: Carson National Forest; Questa Ranger District
Official URL:campground web site
Region: North-central; Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
CG elevation: 8599ft; 2621m
Campsite count: 23. The Forest Service campsite count is 20. However, the campground host's site is numbered 23, and we saw no missing numbers.
Visual density: 0.00. Visual density not recorded.
Fee: $15.00.
Season: May 01 to September 30.
Dogs: Yes. on leash
Horses: Unknown.
Handicapped accessible: Unknown.
RV max length: 22ft; 7m
RV parking surface: pavement
RV pull-through spaces? Unknown.
Campground facilities: water, trash can(s), vault toilet(s), fire pit (with cook grates).
Campground attractions: fishing.

When we visited it:

Date: 2004-07-15
Cleanliness: 9.


Waypoint Type Description
JUNEBUGCGCampgroundJunebug CG


Paper maps:
Map name Cartographer Year Scale Topo map? Online access Notes
Carson National Forest US Forest Service 2002 1:126720 N from Amazon (purchase) Camino Real and Questa ranger districts and Valle Vidal Unit side of the map
Valle Vidal Unit, Carson National Forest US Forest Service 1999 1:63360 Y from Amazon (purchase)
Wheeler Peak BLM 2001 1:100000 Y from Amazon (purchase)
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 the stoplight in Questa where NM 522 and NM 38 meet, head east on NM 38, toward Red River. After several miles, you should see the campground.

Note that the campground is not located where the 1995 Carson National Forest map (nor the 1995 USGS Red River quad) says it is; it is after Elephant Rock campground as you head from Questa to Red River.

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About the campground:

Red River in the Junebug campground
The Red River runs through the campground. This is convenient if you like to fish.

Here is site 15.

Site 20 looks nice.

site 15

Plants we saw around the campground:

Reader comments about this campground:

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On Wed Jun 29 12:16:17 2005 Anonymous from Amarillo, Texas said:
I think that Junebug is a great campground for a fun outdoor vacation. It is perfect for families in RVs. I think that this is the campgraound to go to if you love to fish. It has a lot of great spots to catch some great trout. I have camped in this campground every summer since i was old enough to go. I would highly reccimmend this sight to anyone.

On Mon Jun 18 13:09:07 2007 Anonymous from albuquerque, nm said:
Junebug would be fine if the camp host didnt go around constantly, talking, and telling the same bad joke. People are strange up in those parts. We paid $15. Our area wasnt clean when we showed up. And the bathrooms are terrible!! We left ASAP. You would be better off at Fawn Lakes. NOT Columbine!!!

On Wed May 14 12:29:56 2008, Anonymous from Electra, Texas said:
We were here last week of July 2007 and we were moved to 3 different camp sites. The hosts were just too picky and nosy. One move was around 11PM because of a broken tree whom the neighbors discovered and alerted the hosts. We have stayed at Junebug for several years and had lots of good memories with the exception of our last visit. We may stay one more time, but if the same hosts are there we will move to another campground. On Sat Jun 19 20:49:29 2010 Anonymous from Galveston, TX said:
Stayed at Junbug the 3rd week of June 2010, loved it, had an awesome site, right on the river. Got down to 37 on the 1st night, but warmed up alittle after that, and a trip to get new sleeping bags didtn't hurt either. Only about 3 to 4 sites occupied in the campground....very quiet and pleasant.

On Sun Jul 25 13:39:33 2010 dmtidwell from Amarillo Texas said:
My wife and our dog stayed here in early July 2010. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. Within close walking of the restroom and water spigot we had almost all the comforts of home. Everyone in the camp grounds was well behaved and we had no problems at all. Being a dry season we were warned about leaving food around drawing a possible bear during the night but no issues with bears at all. Our last morning we were visited but a deer.

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