Saturday – April 25, 2015
Lester Jackson Park Campground
Pie Town, New Mexico
We awoke to a brisk, cool morning here at the Lester Jackson Park Campground in Pie Town, New Mexico. The town is located on the Continental Divide at an elevation of 7800 feet, so cooler weather is expected for this time of the year. The temperature was in the low 40’s this morning and forecast to be in the low 60’s today.
Lester Jackson Park Campground is a county park located adjacent to a BLM camping area. Both camping areas encompass a total of 75 acres and offer free camping. There is a 3-day camping limit at the Lester Jackson Park Campground and a 14-day camping limit on the BLM land.
Portable toilets, a water spigot and trash containers are located at the Lester Jackson Park that is within walking distance of the campground. There is one water spigot located within the Lester Jackson Park Campground. There is no dump station.
There is a gravel road to the entrance of the Lester Jackson Park Campground. The road inside the campground is a hard-packed dirt road with some sections being hard-packed sand. The road is suitable for two-wheel drive vehicles.
The BLM area and the Lester Jackson Park Campground share the same entrance road. However, the roads through the BLM area range from hard-packed dirt to deep, soft sand. A four-wheel drive, high clearance vehicle would be required to travel on these roads.
We enjoyed an invigorating 4-mile walk through the forest within the BLM area.
This afternoon another adventure continues in Pie Town.