Fishing the Red River
A New Mexico State fishing license can be purchased in Red River for anyone 12 years and older. You can also purchase a license online at
The River Ranch Pond
Registered guests may catch 2 fish a day from 6 am until 8 pm. Fishermen must stay with their one pole and keep the fish that they catch. Please do not use marshmallows, cheese or corn for bait. We sell a variety of baits in the office that you may purchase or you can take a quick trip to town for a greater selection. Remember NOT to clean the fish in the bathhouses and be careful how you dispose of remains of the fish. (No Catch and Release)
Caught August 30th 2015 in the River Ranch pond
6lbs 14oz 27” Rainbow Trout
Ranson Canyon, Tx.
Kids Love Camping
Lets keep the children safe and well supervised. Even in the summer the water temperatures in the river and pond are between 45 ° and 60° Fahrenheit. Hypothermia occurs when water is less than 70° Fahrenheit. The Human body cools 25 times faster in cold water than it does in air. In addition throwing rocks in the pond or river disturb the trout and make it difficult for fishermen. We welcome bicycles however it is require that your kids do not take their bikes across the bridges to ride on the other side of the river. Please no riding after dusk.
Keep it Slow
The speed limit in the campground is 5mph. There is only enough room for one vehicle at your campsite but we have a parking area that can accommodate extra vehicles, and trailers. ATV’s, scooters, and dirt-bikes are prohibited in River Ranch but can be ridden in designated trails areas that are located off campground property in the National Forest.
Be Bear Aware
There is an array of wildlife that frequent the campground like mule deer, chipmunk, bobcat, elk, beaver, mountain goats, and black bear. Most of these animals are shy and elusive. Campers do need to remember that black bear have an excellent sense of smell and will seek out anything that smells like food. Once they find a meal they are likely to return to see if a second meal can be had. It is best to bear proof your campsite by properly storing food and disposing of waste in the dumpsters located through out the campgrounds.
We have bundles of firewood for sale and there are fire rings at the campsites. New Mexico Fire Information will alert us of any burn bans and we will an nounce these alerts to our guests. Please do not leave campfires unattended.
We have a variety of folks from all over the nation and even the world so we ask that you respect others beliefs. Enjoy yourself, but keep it in your own site. Quite hours are from 10pm until 8am.
River Ranch is closed in winter however we accept reservations year round. Call for Memorial weekend Holiday rates apply. No Refunds for early departures or late arrivals. Two day rental fee required to confirm reservation. To keep prices low we do not take credit or debit cards. Cashier’s check, money order, cash, or personal check accepted. Cancelations 30 days prior to arrival will incur a 20% handling fee, less than 30 days will receive no refund. Reservations paid in full upon Arrival. Prices do not include tax. Reservations made for exact number of guests.
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1501 W Main, P.O. Box 69, Red River, New Mexico 87558
Check-in time - 2 PM Check-out time - 10 AM