013015For the first time in many years, Redondo Campground is fully open for public use. This campground, with its 60 sites, is an extremely valuable resource for the camping public. Amenities include fire rings, picnic tables, bathrooms and trash bins. There is no water within this campground and although there are no pull through sites, Redondo Campground will accommodate RV’s up to 30 feet in length. No hook ups are available.

For the last several years, due to Federal budget restraints, this Forest Service Campground has been closed. My thanks to new District Ranger, Eric Taylor (and others) who are responsible for getting this done. Not only is it open, but it is open early. Normally, the Forest Service Campgrounds within the Jemez Ranger District, do not open until mid May.

Redondo Campground is perhaps my favorite campground in the Jemez. Even though it has sixty sites available, they seem isolated, with towering ponderosa pine providing shade and intoxicating smells of the forest.016

Additionally, Paliza Campground (Forest Road 10) will be open this summer for the first time in many years. Also Jemez Falls Campground is receiving needed repairs on its’ well system and will have potable water available when it opens in May.

Once again, thank you to the Jemez Ranger District for making this part of the Santa Fe National Forest much more available to the public.