Truly spectacular Bureau of Land Management (BLM) campground just a short drive south of Taos, New Mexico. Rio Grand River across the street. Spotty cell service and poor Mi-Fi. The nicest BLM campground I have ever seen. We stayed for a week, and I could have easily stayed a month. Long pull-through sites. Rate is based on Access pass. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is part of the Orilla Verde Recreation Area operated by the BLM. Two of the campgrounds have W&E: 4 sites in Rio Bravo and 6 in in the Pilar campground. Rio Bravo has shade so it is the most popular. There is no reservation system. All 5 of the campgrounds fill up on summer weekends. So try to arrive on Thursday before noon. There is no dump. We dumped at the Taos Valley RV Park on 120 Este Es Road. Cost $10.70. We loved this campground so much we extended our stay. It is 18 miles to Taos but the nice peaceful campground was such a relief after the crowds in Taos. Spring and fall are better times to visit. Fewer people and less heat. Don't worry about the campgrounds being near the road. No one but campers and fisherpeople use the road into the Rec area. There is no traffic at night. We would camp here again. We loved it. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.