Quaking Aspen Campground

Overview:

Quaking Aspen Campground is a quiet little campground located about 15min south of I-4 and 30min from Gallup, New Mexico. The campground offers all the amenities, including restrooms, fire pits, tables, and trash can. It’s a great place to stay to get away from the I-40.  

History

Quaking Aspen campground offers a respite from the heat in a setting of aspen and mature ponderosa pine trees. Approximately 6 miles south of Fort Wingate, this is the most recently renovated campground in the Mt. Taylor Ranger District. The area has a rich history of railroad logging and the original town of McGaffey was built in the vicinity of McGaffey Lake a few miles down the road. Pay attention to road conditions and your vehicle’s abilities before driving off of the main road.

Information:

Fee: Day Use – $5/vehicle for the small family group site (maximum 7 vehicles); Overnight camping – $5/vehicle

Open: May 15 – October 15

Passes: Federal Recreational Lands Passes are accepted: 1/2 off usage fees with the Access and Senior Passes; Annual Pass not valid; Military Pass accepted.

Stay: There is a 14-day stay limit for this campground; Trailers are limited to less than 22 feet in length.

Sites: #20

It’s a privilege to have Quaking Aspen Campground for our enjoyment, so please practice Leave No Trace principles.

Directions:

Take Fort Wingate Exit 33 from I-40 and drive south through Fort Wingate, continuing 6 miles further on SR 400 to the campground entrance on the west side of the road.

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