Welcome to Rio Chama RV Park

Open May 1 – OCTOber 20

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Railroads, Cottonwoods, and Fishing

Ride the historic Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad through the Rocky Mountains

Bring your family, bring your pets, and discover the beauty of Rio Chama RV Park, where adventure and relaxation meet in one stunning location. Nestled in the heart of Chama Valley, our park offers a front row seat to the historic Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, private Rio Chama river access, and serenity as you nestle in in amongst the Cottonwood trees. ​

Whether you’re looking for a peaceful retreat or an action-packed getaway, we have something for everyone!

Watch the Train Passing

Amenities in Paradise


Your doggie will love us just as much as you do! Run around with your furry friend in the fenced dog park.

Reserve a pavilion for a group event, roast marshmallows over an outdoor fire pit, and keep up with the outside world with free WiFi.

Enjoy our 2024 service expansions including upgraded wifi, new laundry facility, and new activity center and event schedule!

So many ways to get comfy!



icons of fishing, kayak, deer, mountains, train
Right next door, take a 64-mile trip on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad through breathtaking scenery in New Mexico and Colorado. You can fish and find fossils at the famous Abiquiu Lake, hike the trails at Edward Sargent Wildlife Management Area, and raft down the river at Chama River Canyon Wilderness. There’s so much to see and do, you’ll want to stay longer!

Area Attractions

Scenic Drives

Take a driving tour on the highways and byways of Northern New Mexico or Southern Colorado to see majestic mountain ranges and the historic Old West places made famous by cowboys, gold miners, saloon girls, missionaries, pioneers, and Native Americans. Take your camera!

Scenic drives

Rio Chama New Mexico Things To Do

Northern New Mexico has the ideal climate for outdoors activities, fairs, and festivals. Mild, dry, and sunny from May through September, temperatures range from the upper 50s to the upper 70s. Mountain breezes will make you feel energized!​

Chama is truly a hidden gem. The Village of Chama is right next to the Rio Chama River, a major tributary of the Rio Grande. Towering mountain peaks, scenic vistas, and deep gorges create impressions that will live in your memory – and photographs – forever.

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Happy Campers

Real people tell their stories

The hosts were very pleasant, kind and helpful. This is the first park I’ve been able to open my windows at night to sleep with no noise! The campground is very quiet. We had a back-in site right by the river, (loved the babbling water sounds) and could also see the train every morning and evening as it departed and returned to the station. I think this is probably the best park at which we have stayed.

Julie P

It was a nice little Park. Very clean and the owners are very friendly. It is right down by the river so our dogs went swimming every day. It’s got a fenced-in dog area also. It is a cool little town especially when the railroad is running.

Wayne H

Enjoyable and clean RV park. The staff is friendly. Each space has trees and scenery (lots of birds and squirrels). The dog park is amazing with trees, grass, and a dog house. There is easy access to the Rio Chama River. We have enjoyed our stay and hope to return one day.

Amy B

Always have a great time camping here. The people are so accommodating and kind!

Misty J

This is by far the nicest RV park we’ve visited on our travels. We made the mistake of only stopping for one night – this park is a destination itself. Extremely well maintained, very friendly staff, with a river right next to it and the Cumbres & Toltec train passes right by. Can’t be beat!


This park is absolutely charming. Lots of trees. Really nice people, both staff and guests. Walking distance to quaint downtown and train station. Quite a few regulars who come back every year. Welcoming and warm to us. Best dog park of any we have yet to experience.


The Mountains Have Been Here Forever,
But Camping Season is May 1 – October 20!

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Rio Chama RV Park
182 N Hwy 17
Chama, NM 87520