Juniper Family Campground

campground kiosk
A kiosk located near the entrance to the campground provides information and a fee station.

Photo by Sally King

Juniper Family Campground is the ideal place to camp on the Pajarito Plateau. Located just inside the main park entrance, the campground is a short drive from the Bandelier Visitor Center, the Frijoles Canyon Shuttle bus system (mid-May to mid-October), and the adjacent towns of Los Alamos and White Rock. Also within driving distance are many other opportunities for recreation and exploring the history and culture of the area such as Valles Caldera National Preserve, Manhattan Project National Historical Park, Los Alamos museums, the Jemez District of the Santa Fe National Forest, and more. With 53 individual sites and 2 group camp sites Juniper Family Campground is the perfect "home base" to explore Bandelier, the Pajarito Plateau, Jemez Mountains, and all of north central New Mexico!

Individual campsites are $20/night with a 50% discount offered to Interagency Senior and Lifetime Access pass holders. Individual campsites in Loops B & C are reservable up to 6 months in advance through Campsites in Loop A are available as first-come, first-serve year-round.

It is highly recommended that campers seeking a same-day reservation for a campsite (Loop B or C) make reservations prior to arriving at Bandelier. Cell service/data is not always reliable in the park and no public WiFi is available. Reliable cell service/data and public WiFi can be found in the neighboring towns of Los Alamos and White Rock.

Group Campsites are $50/night with no discount of Interagency Senior and Lifetime Access pass holders. Group campsites are only available by advanced reservation through

a side shot of a tan and brown coyote with a red apple in its mouth
Please keep your campsite clean as to not attract wildlife.

Photo by Sally King

Campground Amenities and Regulations
-Check-in time is 1:00pm. Check-out time is 11:30am.
-Juniper Family Campground is divided into 3 camping loops. Each loop has its own comfort station with restrooms and running water. No showers are available. Water spigots with potable water are centrally located in each loop.
-Picnic tables, fire rings with grills, and food lockers are provided at each campsite. Shade is limited in most campsites. No hookups are available at any campsites.
-There is a limit of 2 tents, 2 vehicles, and 10 people per individual campsite. Group campsites are limited to 10 tents, 5 vehicles, no more than 20 people and 1 RV, travel trailer, or pop-up camper.
-RV dump station is located on the road into the campground, however, water at the dump station is turned off during winter months (no filling water tanks or dumping mid-october to mid-april).
-Collection of live, dead, or downed wood is prohibited. Firewood is provided by the Friends of Bandelier and available to campers for a donation of $1/stick. Wood is located next to the kiosk at the campground entrance.
-Camping Loop C (Coyote Loop) is closed seasonally on November 1 and reopens March 1.
-During the summer months a camp host is present in the campground.
-Pets are allowed in the campground but must be kept on a leash at all times and are not allowed on any park trails.
-Bears and other wildlife are active in the area. All food must be secured when not cooking or eating. Campsites must be kept clean.
-Quiet hours are from 10:00pm to 6:00am. Generators may only be used from 8:00am to 8:00pm.

A map of all spaces and ammenities in the Juniper Campground
Juniper Campground Site and Amenity Map.

juniper cg pull through spot
Juniper Campground has a limited number of pull-through spots for larger vehicles.

photo by sally king


Last updated: November 1, 2023

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Los Alamos, NM 87544


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