Balsam Glade Picnic Area Campground and Camping

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About the Campground

Balsam Glade Picnic Area is located just above the base of the Sandia Peak Ski Area. The area is 23 miles from Albuquerque. The picnic area is adjacent to the Madera Canyon overlook a short hike from the picnic area The picnic area has a covered shelter which is a replica of a mid-1930's Civilian Conservation Corps design.

Services & Amenities


Peak Season
May 01 2010 -
Oct 31 2010
GROUP PICNIC AREA $40.00-$60.00
Peak Season
May 01 2011 -
Oct 31 2011
GROUP PICNIC AREA $40.00-$60.00

Alerts and Important Information We are in Level 2 fire restrictions which includes no open fires. Only propane or gas stoves may be used and no smoking except in vehicles with the windows closed. Please call Sandia Ranger District at 505 281-3304 for current fire restrictions. Reservations may be made up to one day in advance. Monday through Thursday $40.00/Day for 1-30 people. Friday through Sunday and Holidays $60.00/Day for 1-30 people. ALL FIRE RESTRICTIONS LIFTED ON THE CIBOLA NATIONAL FOREST! The public is reminded that campfire safety is still of concern year round.

Campground Contact Information

Open From: Jun 15 2010 to Jun 14 2011
Reservation Phone: 877-444-6777
Campground Reservations: Balsam Glade Picnic Area
Campground Phone: 505-281-3304
Customer Service Phone:888-445-1474
Backcountry Permits Phone: 877-550-6777

Placitas, NM

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More About Balsam Glade Picnic Area Campground

Balsam Glade Picnic Area is a campground located in Placitas, New Mexico. This is a US Forest Service campground. All reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777.

To find this campground check the map shown above, or enter -106.4072 latitude, and -106.4072 longitude into your GPS device.

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