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Chama River RV Park & Cooper's El Vado Ranch

#3150 Nm Hwy 112, Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575
Chama River RV Park & Cooper's El Vado Ranch
Chama River RV Park & Cooper's El Vado Ranch
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21 total RV sites. Can accommodate RVs up to 40ft. Full Hookups, back ins, 20/30/50 amp service, water, sewer, phone, and picnic tables. Dump station available, river rafting, canoeing, hiking, nature watching, fishing and hunting licenses, boat launch, tackle & bait, groceries, ice, propane, picnic items, and volleyball. Within walking distance to river. Boat and RV storage available.

Important Campground Notes

P.A. discount is valid Monday through Thursday only. Self contained units only (no shower facilities in park). Pets welcome.


Located 15 miles from Tierra Amarilla and 30 miles from Chama. From Albuquerque: I-25 north, taking NM Hwy 84 going through Espanola. Continue onto Tierra Amarilla, turning west on NM Hwy 112 to El Vado. RV Park is just below the dam. Alternate Route: I-25 north to 550. Take 550 north through Cuba, NM. Then take Hwy 96, cutting off on Hwy 112 (just past Lindrith, NM). Hwy 112 leads to El Vado Dam. Cross dam and follow 112 to Chama River RV Park just below the dam. NOTE: last 15 miles to the dam is a dirt road. Please call ahead to check road conditions.

  • Back-Ins

  • Full Hookups

  • 20 Amp Service

  • 30 Amp Service

  • 50 Amp Service

  • Water

  • Dump Station

  • Picnic Tables

  • Store

  • Boat Ramp

  • ATV

  • Canoeing

  • Fishing

  • Hiking

  • Nature Watching

  • Volleyball

  • Pets Welcome

  • Credit Cards

  • Ice

  • Propane

  • Rental Accommodations

Area Attractions

Cumbres-Toltec Railroad; Brazos Falls; Chama, NM; El Vado Lake; Heron Lake


Regular Rate: $128.00* Passport America Discount: 10% Type of Rentals: Cabins, 1 & 2 Bedroom Accommodates: 1-6 Linens Provided: Yes Check in time: 2:00 P.M. Check out time: 11:00 A.M. Notes: Discount is valid Monday through Thursday. Most cabins have 2 double beds, rollaway and futon. We have (4) 1 Bedroom and (5) 2 Bedroom Cabins. 1 Bedroom Cabins are open all year. No Pit Bulls or vicious dogs allowed. *Rates are based on two people, $12.00 additional charge per each extra adult and $5.00 for each extra child (14 years of age and younger).


We drove past the first time because the really big sign at the end of the road says El Vado Ranch with no mention of Chama River RV. It's a ways in so there is no Tv and poor cell reception. Nice people and beautiful area.

chris ettelt 4/18/2021
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