CEDAR CREEK (Sam Tobias)

Type: Camping – RUIDOSO NM

Phone: 575-257-4095
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Located on the outskirts of Ruidoso, Cedar Creek provides a wonderful space for groups visiting for the day or staying overnight. With a picnic shelter and three group campsites, the recreation area is ideal for an outing in Lincoln National Forest.

A popular pastime is birding, and visitors can see many migratory birds like the western blue bird, the blue jay and the nuthatch.

Natural Features:

Cedar Creek is perched along its namesake, Cedar Creek at a 7,000 foot elevation. Lincoln National Forest, located in south-central New Mexico, is most notable as the birthplace of the original Smokey Bear.


Hiking and biking are among the most popular activities here, with options like the T90 Fitness Trail and the T121 and T121A biking trails. The fitness trail extends for 1.3 miles, and includes exercise stations where visitors can do pull-ups and similar workouts.

Open spaces in the picnic area and campground are good for Frisbee, corn hole or soccer.


The group picnic shelter offers drinking water and accessible vault toilets. Non-sheltered picnic tables are open to the general public.

The group campgrounds range from 60 to 100 person capacities and the group picnic shelter fits up to 40 people. Each site comes with accessible picnic shelters, campfire rings, drinking water vault toilets and grills.

Nearby Attractions:

Ruidoso is a delightful town with quaint shops, restaurants and art galleries. If picnickers wish to camp overnight, they can head to Sam Tobias Memorial Group Campground.

Directions: From Ruidoso on Mechem Drive, take Cedar Creek Road west .5 miles.Cedar Creek is the first recreational area located on the right (north).

CEDAR CREEK (Sam Tobias)

Latitude: 33.3613888889
Longitude: -105.684722222

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CEDAR CREEK (Sam Tobias)

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