Black Bear Group Area

Black Bear Group Area

The Black Bear Group Area location is in Cloudcroft, New Mexico
88317. This page provides detailed contact information for this campground location including the campground phone number, office hours, reservation information and driving directions.

If you have any questions about the Black Bear Group Area facility, or if you need to reserve a campsite, then call the campground listed below.

Po Box 836

New Mexico

Phone number


Campground information Cloudcroft, New Mexico


Black Bear is perched atop the scenic Sacramento Mountains of south-central New Mexico, near Alamogordo and Cloudcroft. The site is surrounded by the aromatic pine trees and aspen groves of Lincoln National Forest. The group area is conveniently connected to a network of hiking and biking trails. Bring your camera and binoculars for the chance to spot elk, deers, birds, and even black bear.

The black bears are arguably the most celebrated wildlife in the area due to the fact that the original Smokey Bear was found here. While battling a fire in 1950, firefighters rescued a burned bear cub clinging to a scorched tree in Lincoln National Forest. The bear was adopted by the US Forest Service and became the real-life mascot for forest fire prevention.


Evening skies are often clear of clouds – bring a telescope for stargazing. The campground is surrounded by a series of hiking trails. A popular hike is the Osha Trail, which is a 2.5-mile loop.


Whether for a family reunion or a large social event, Black Bear is a convenient location for groups up to 70. No water is provided at this site, but it is available at Deerhead Campground from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Natural Features

Set 9,000 feet above sea level in the Sacramento Mountains, Black Bear is in a pine forest area overlooking the desert valley of the Tularosa Basin. The basin stretches 6,500 square miles between the Sacramentos and the San Andres Mountains.

Nearby Attractions

The campground is a mile from Cloudcroft, a quaint tourist village with New Mexico’s only standing railroad trestle. It’s also a quarter mile from the Rim Trail, which is popular for mountain biking, hiking, and horseback riding. Other nearby trails are open to ATV enthusiasts.

Frequently Asked Questions About Po Box 836 Cloudcroft, NM

How do I make a reservation with Black Bear Group Area?

To make reservations at Black Bear Group Area, you can call the office at 575-682-7570.

Group Standard Area Non-Electric:

1 to 30 people $100/night

31 to 70 people $125/night

Where is Black Bear Group Area located?

The Black Bear Group Area is located at Po Box 836 in Cloudcroft,
. This is the location you will need to go to for camping and information.

Does Black Bear Group Area have tent or RV camping?

Black Bear Group Area offers both tent and RV camping, but to confirm you will need to call the office at 575-682-7570 to make sure things haven’t changed.

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