All camping at Cochiti Lake is by reservation only. First-come, first-served sites are no longer available. Our aim is to provide a more user-friendly recreation experience and we hope this change aides you in your planning efforts.
The campgrounds will close for the season on Dec. 1, 2023.
To make reservations please visit www.recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777 to speak to a reservation specialist.
Prices are as follows:
$20.00 water & electric camping site
$12.00 standard non-electric site
Juniper Loop has 34 individual campsites, 32 have an electric hook-up. All include a concrete table and grill. Currently 7 sites have shade shelters. All sites on the inside of the loop have water spigots. This campground has one sanitary dump station and two large waterborne restrooms, one with showers.
The Buffalo Grove Loop offers RV camping in 7 pull-thru and 9 back-in sites. All sites have 50 amp electrical and water hook-ups. Additionally each site have a shade shelter, picnic table, grill, solar light and a tent pad. The loop shares a shower house and waterborne restrooms with Elk Run Loop.
Elk Run Loop is a non-electrical camping loop. It has 14 back-in and 2 pull-thru sites. All sites have shade shelters, a picnic table, grill, solar light and a tent pad. There are several water spigots located throughout the loop. The area features a shower house, waterborne restrooms and dump station.
Ringtail Cat Loop is a non-electrical camping loop. It has 14 sites. All sites have shade shelters, picnic table, grill, lantern post and a tent pad. There are several water spigots located throughout the loop. The area features a shower house, waterborne restrooms and dump station.
Apache Plume Loop (aka Loop C): This section of the Cochiti recreation area is normally closed. It is a group camping area. The area is available for large groups by reservation only through the project office. This area has 22 campsites, each with a shelter, concrete table and grill. There are three roadside water spigots. The loop has two vault restrooms. Campers may use the facilities in the adjacent loops. None of the campsites have electrical, water or sewer hook-ups.
Chamisa Picnic Loop has 20 picnic spaces, each with a shelter, concrete table and grill. There are no electric hook-ups. The loop also has a group picnic site available by reservation through the project office. Water spigots are scattered throughout the loop. Vault toilets are located within the loop and the waterborne restroom/shower building is just up the hill from the loop.