Just a few miles away from attractions like Serpent Lake and Cordova Canyon, Agua Piedra is the perfect location for backpackers and extended-stay campers looking to get a taste of the New Mexico wilderness.
Of the 44 sites offered by Agua Piedra, 2 are group shelters, and 2 are double sites. Pricing varies for these sites depending on the number of guests and location. Of the standard sites, guests can choose to pick a more scenic location for an additional $14 above the base rates. Not a single one of these offer connections for electrical or plumbing, so make sure to bring everything you'll need to be self-contained.
Sites have their refuse collected daily, and potable water taps are found outside of all public restrooms. No leash staking is allowed here, so if Fido's come along, make sure they're comfy and cozy in your tent while you sleep. Due to the high elevations, guests are encouraged to bring extra layers of clothing as the temperatures can shift rather rapidly.
Fishing is offered here via the Rio Pueblo River that runs throughout the campground. The New Mexico DNR regularly stocks these water with a few different species of trout, so make sure to bring your equipment and spend a day fishing with your trusty canine companion. Agua Piedra has a concrete fishing dock located inside the grounds, so you won't have to venture very far if you're looking to try your luck. Fido can hang out on the fishing dock as long as they're behaved and leashed up.
Daytrippers are attracted to Agua Piedra thanks to its opportunities for extended hikes. There are a few trails that extend for several miles and bring guests to a couple of notable attractions, presenting opportunities for backcountry camping as well as loads of scenery and wildlife to check out. These trails can be somewhat strenuous, so if you're not sure what to expect or would just like to plan your trip beforehand, make sure to download the free trail maps available in PDF form on the US Forest Service website.