Cochiti Lake Campground | Established Campground

United States


3 months ago
1628.0 masl


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Running Water
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Very nice place with an amazing view on the lake. Restrooms and showers are heated (on April). I never seen an as clean campsite! Table and fireplace at each site, no water but it's never so far. 12$ without electricity/ 20$ with. it's THE perfect place!!! 10mn by car to Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks.


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Great campground with electric, and water at some of the sites. There is also a dump station at the entrance. Cell phone reception of 2 bars LTE on both AT&T and T-Mobile is what we received while we were here.

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Stayed on the Buffalo with reservations only about 8 hours prior, but the whole campground was fairly full. Was quiet and was enough for seven guys (tent campers) which is also max allowed per site. Had running water and electricity. Bathrooms has stalls and showers and were in good condition. Great views of the lake. Great value for $20/night

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Nice campground with views of the lake and mountains. No wood fires allowed when we were there, they only have elevated grills. Good price and cell coverage. Nice bathrooms and showers. Tent rocks closed at this time.

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Campsite has partly reopened post-COVID. Sites could only be paid for via
Lots of pueblos /National Monuments in the area are still closed. NPS websites seen up to date..
And yes... nice spot to stay.

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The Cochiti town is asking for travelers to stay out of the reservation. Local traffic only and lake entrances closed off.

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Nice place to stay, about 80 sites really clean and quiet. Was pretty empty especially for the dry camp. The campground is closing November 30 for the season. Nice view of the lake. Hot shower fairly clean.
We do have the national parks pass so we self register for 6$ but we did not see anything about that in the price information (the host was off duty).

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Best campsite in the US till today : each space has a picnic table, a fire ring and a roof to protect it from the sun.
The spots are leveled, most with a great view over the lake.
And the best is : the hot, super clean showers (and super clean restrooms).

Reception with AT&T was good.

Camp hosts are very friendly. They let us use the showers even after we checked out.

Check out time is at 2pm.

12$ for a simple spot (water tab always nearby) and 6$ with an annual National Park card ... there is nothing else to ask for!

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Indeed a very nice spot as described before. It opens already on April first (we stayed 2 nights). Greast hot showers and they even heat the restroom building. As there was no ranger at the entrance we used the self registration box/payment. Recommended.

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The spot is amazing but we could not stay there as it is closed. Closing from 01/12 to 15/04.

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As described by other visitors. Showers are warm and clean. Nice view of the lake and surrounding mountains. About 30 minutes from Santa Fe which has a lot of museums and restaurants.

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Lovely campground managed by the US Army Corps.
We stayed one night in the Ringtail Cat loop (site #71) which is a dry campsite. Amazing view of the lake and the dam.
Each site has a paved driveway, picnic table under a shelter as well as a space to put up a tent. The sites ore very clean and well maintained.

There is a restroom unit at the entrance of the loop with hot showers. Pretty clean as well.
There are water spigots around the loop with potable water (the pressure is very high though!).

We arrived at around 6:30pm and the ranger was off duty. We did as indicated at the entrance and found an empty spot and settled there. We just had to stop by the entrance cabin to pay. It’s 12$ for dry camping but if you have the US National Park pass it is half price! There are loops with electricity and water and the sites are 20$ each (not sure if the 50% off apply for these ones).

If you want to go to the beach you can get a pass for free access at the ranger cabin.

Overall, amazing place to camp between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. The view totally worth it. And super cheap for what you get!

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Super beau camping, très récent. Nous avons campé dans la partie sans services. Chaque emplacement a un abri pour le soleil. L'eau n'est pas à chaque emplacement, mais jamais trop loin. Pour ceux qui ont la carte des parcs nationaux c'est moitié prix. Donc 6$ sans services et 10$ avec les services.

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As described : restrooms, hot shower, dump station.
12$ without hookup / 20$ with hookup
Near to the dam.

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12 $ per night for dry camping. Showers, water, toilet and dump

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