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Coyote Creek SP, NM

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Coyote Creek State Park is located in northeastern New Mexico on NM-434 about 15 miles south of Angel Fire. Located along a small creek, the campground offers 34 sites, some with water and electric hookups.


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Coyote Creek has a pretty fancy entrance, compared to most NM state parks. However, once inside, the park is a bit of a let-down from most New Mexico state parks - not quite as well-developed.

Date of visit: Oct 2013

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We pulled in a chilly Friday afternoon and found only one other camper here. We ended up on Site 10 at the end of a row of closely-spaced sites. Had it been busy, we would have gone a little further into the park to find a space with a little space. These are sites 1-10.

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Sites 15-17 look to be fairly new ones; they do not have hookups, although there is a central water tap. There are several other newer sites, two of them with hookups.

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Site 18 does have electric and water hookups.

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Sites 21 and 22 are further into the campground area, across a small stream. There are no hookups in this area.

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Site 23 is a large site - no hookups.

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Not too far from the bathhouse is site 11, a designated handicap site.

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Up a rather rough road at the far end of the campground is the Encino Loop with 6 tent-only sites.

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Bears are evidently a problem, for the Encino Loop offers a bear-proof food storage box.

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The main bathhouse with showers is located near the park entrance and the row of 10 electric sites. It's closed from October through March..

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Scattered throughout the campground are several modern vault toilets.

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There's a small play area for the kids.

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Coyote Creek runs through the campground. Signs indicate that you might have some luck fishing.


34 sites (28 RV,6 Tent,14 w/ elec)

$10 w/o elec, $14 w/ elec

Showers (Apr-Sep)

Dump station available

Marginal VZW coverage - antenna and amplifier needed

Coord: 36.17770 N, 105.23332 W