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|
|Toilets:||Yes – Vault Toilets|
|Trash/Dumpsters:||None – Pack it out|
|RV/Trailer Length:||18 Feet|
|Cell Phone Service:||None|
|Operating Season:||Campground open April 1 – October 14|
|Geo Coordinates:||35.943064, -105.396289|
|Nearest City/Town:||Mora, New Mexico|
|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.|
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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.
Friday 01/18 50%
High 42° / Low 18°
Windy with snow showers this afternoon. Morning high of 40F with temps falling to near freezing. Winds NW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of snow 50%. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Saturday 01/19 0%
High 44° / Low 25°
Sunny. High 44F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.
Sunday 01/20 0%
High 54° / Low 33°
Overcast. High 54F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.
Monday 01/21 10%
High 45° / Low 20°
Partly cloudy and windy. High around 45F. Winds W at 20 to 30 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Tuesday 01/22 60%
High 31° / Low 15°
Snow showers before noon. Becoming partly cloudy later. High 31F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 60%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.
Wednesday 01/23 0%
High 42° / Low 17°
Sunny skies. High 42F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.
What To Do
Kayaking – Morphy Lake is usually perfectly calm and clear at sunrise.