Be sure to keep a clean campsite to avoid attracting wildlife scavengers.  Remember, fed wildlife is dead wildlife.

photo by sally king

There are three different ways to camp in Bandelier. Juniper Campground is our family campground and is intended for small groups of 10 individuals or less. There are two campsites in Juniper Campground designed to handle small groups (10 - 20 people). Ponderosa Campground is a group campground for groups larger than 10 individuals. Backcountry camping is also available with a permit that can be obtained for free at the visitor center. The closest backcountry camping zone is approximately 2 miles from the visitor center.

For more information click on your choice of camping options below.

Ponderosa Group Campground

Juniper Family Campground

Backcountry Camping


Last updated: September 27, 2021

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Bandelier National Monument
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