Camping & Picnicking at El Morro

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Campers enjoy the shade and tranquility found at the El Morro campground.

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El Morro National Monument operates a nine-site campground year-round. Each site has a graveled tent pad, picnic table and ground grill for fires. During the warmer months, water is available in spigots. Once the overnight low's begin to reach freezing temperatures, water is turned off for the season. There are no hookups for RVs. The length limit on all motor homes is 27 feet overall. One site, #5, is handicapped accessible.

Sites are free and available by self-registration on a first-come, first-served basis (reservations not accepted). The campground occasionally fills-up on weekends from May through September.

Fires are permitted in provided grills only. Please comply with any seasonal fire restrictions. Collection of firewood within the monument is prohibited, so bring firewood with you if you intend to have a campfire.

Note: Using drones are prohibited within National Park Service boundaries. The June 2014, Policy Memorandum 14-05 concerning the use of drones, "prohibit the launching, landing, or operation of unmanned aircraft on lands and waters administered by the NPS."

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What a lovely place for a picnic!

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Enjoy a picnic lunch after you work up an appetite on the trail. The picnic area is located near the visitor center and open during the same hours as the visitor center. A group picnic site with four tables and a grill is available when not reserved in advance for school groups.

Last updated: May 23, 2019

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