|Vista Linda is an open camprground right beside the Jemez River, making for excellent fishing access (even for people in wheelchairs).|
|Campground data||Waypoints||Maps||Getting to the campground||About the campground||Plants around the campground||Comments|
When we visited it:
|VISTALINDA||Campground||Vista Linda campground|
|Map name||Cartographer||Year||Scale||Topo map?||Online access||Notes|
|Albuquerque New Mexico||USGS||1983||1:100000||Y||from sar.lanl.gov (free)|
|Guide to Indian Country of Arizona Colorado New Mexico Utah||Automobile Club of Southern California||1998||1:0||N||from Amazon (purchase)||Good overview road map for northwest NM. No scale is given on the map. The corner coordinates are approximate.|
|Los Alamos||BLM||2003||1:100000||Y||from Amazon (purchase)|
|Santa Fe National Forest||US Forest Service||2004||1:126720||N||from Amazon (purchase)||West half|
|Valles Caldera Map and Geologic History of the Southwest's Youngest Caldera||Kirt Kempter and Dick Huelster||2007||1:76875||Y||from Amazon (purchase)||Great map of the Valles Caldera area, including part of the national forest surrounding it.|
|Wildernesses of New Mexico||US Forest Service||1981||1:1000000||N||No online copies.||Base map with national forests, wilderness areas and highways.|
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Getting to the campground:
From exit 242 on I-25, heast northwest on US 550 toward Cuba. After about 23 miles, you will turn right in San Ysidro onto NM 4 torward Jemez Pueblo and Jemez Springs. Head north for about 13 miles, and the campground will be on your left.
About the campground:
The campground is fairly open, as you can see here. This means it will be sunny and could be hot in the summer. However, the sun will be an asset in the winter.
because of the summer sun issues, some of the campsites have these shelters. You can also see a tent pad beside this structure.
Some of the campsites, such as site 3 shown here, are double sites. We like these sites when we are camping with friends.
This small dam creates a pond-like area. You can also see the edge of the handicapped fishing pad on the left side of the picture.
Plants we saw around the campground:
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