Datil Well Recreation Area Campground


Socorro Field Office 901 S. Highway 85 Socorro, NM 87801

34.15428639, -107.8580931

The Datil Well Recreation Area Campground is off of US 60. Go 1 mile west of Datil on US 60 or south on NM 12.

Datil Well Recreation Area Campground

April 29 update: Twelve campsites at Datil Well campground have been selected for upgrades to the existing amenities. This includes new picnic shelters. Construction traffic, such as heavy equipment and cement trucks may be encountered.  Please use caution when visiting Datil Well and to select a site that has not been designated for construction. The designated sites are signed. The campground will remain open, and visitors are welcome to select a non-designated campsite. Construction will start May 2, 2022, and will be on-going until project is complete.

Datil Well Recreation Area Campground includes one of 15 water wells along the old Magdalena Livestock Driveway. The old cattle trail was established in the 1800s and stretched 120 miles from Springerville, Arizona, to Magdalena, New Mexico. The area includes 3 miles of hiking trails in pinyon-juniper and ponderosa pine woodlands, with scenic views of the San Augustin Plains. The trail and vistas also offer an occasional glimpse of wildlife in a setting of quiet and solitude. You can close your eyes and almost hear the cattle lowing as they settle in for the night.Please leave a clean camp and respect the facilities and natural surroundings. Pack it in. Pack it out.

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