Morphy Lake State Park Campground is an amazing primitive tent campground that nearly surrounds Morphy Lake in Northern New Mexico that was previously only accessible via a four-wheel drive vehicle. Morphy Lake is located about 100 miles northeast of Santa Fe, and is known to locals as “Murphy Lake”. The lake is surrounded by a Ponderosa Pine forest that brings tall trees all the way down to the shores of the lake. At 30 acres Morphy Lake is relatively small. The small campground, with only 24 campsites, is largely located on the northern shore of the picturesque lake situated at the edge of the Sangre de Christo Mountains, and may be the smallest state.

Each of the 24 primitive campsites at Morphy Lake State Park Campground are first-come, first-served, offering picnic tables, fire rings, and access to vault toilets and fishing. Kayaking is also directly accessible from the campsites.

Morphy Lake State Park Campground Features

Campground Type: Organized, Primitive
Number of Campsites: 24
Cost: $10/night
Use Level: Medium
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Fire Rings: Yes
Drinking Water: None
Toilets: Yes – Vault Toilets
Showers: None
Trash/Dumpsters: None – Pack it out
Hiking Access: Yes
Beach/Lake Access: Yes
RV/Trailer Length: 18 Feet
RV/Trailer Amenities: None
Cell Phone Service: None
Wifi: None
Operating Season: Campground open April 1 – October 14
Other:

Getting There

Address:  
Geo Coordinates: 35.943064, -105.396289
Nearest City/Town: Mora, New Mexico
Elevation: 7932 Feet
Location: Mora County, New Mexico
Paved Road Access: Yes
Proximity to Stores: 16 Miles to Mora, New Mexico
Directions: From Mora, New Mexico travel for 4 miles south on SR-94 to the town of Ledoux, turn right onto Morphy Lake Road. Travel for 3 miles to Morphy Lake State Park Campground.

Connect

Phone: 575-387-2328 Facebook:
Web: New Mexico State Parks Twitter:
Reservations: Not Accepted

When To Go

Fall –  Morphy Lake State Park Campground is one of the best campgrounds in New Mexico to visit in the fall due to lack of crowds and good weather. There are also a number of trees around the lake that change color in the fall, which is beautiful when backed by the pines.

Partly Cloudy
Friday 04/20 20%
High 54° / Low 30°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the low 30s.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 04/21 10%
High 58° / Low 28°
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine in the morning with more clouds for later in the day. High 58F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Sunday 04/22 0%
High 62° / Low 33°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies in the morning will give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. High 62F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph.
Clear
Monday 04/23 20%
High 69° / Low 35°
Clear
Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 69F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.
Rain
Tuesday 04/24 80%
High 64° / Low 32°
Rain
Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming cloudy with periods of rain later in the day. High 64F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 04/25 20%
High 63° / Low 36°
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 63F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.

What To Do

Kayaking – Morphy Lake is usually perfectly calm and clear at sunrise.

Image Credits: MPPope via Flickr

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