Campground for August 2022

We will be camping near Los Alamos, about 1 hour from Santa Fe, and 2 hours from Albuquerque. The campground is not wheelchair accessible, but it is fairly accessible otherwise: the parking lot is right next to the campsites, the community pavilion, and the restrooms.

Need to Know

  • Sites are tent-only, but car camping is possible in the parking area
  • We need all the parking spaces available, so there will be no RV camping (pop-up trailers count as recreational vehicles)
  • Parking is limited, so carpooling is highly encouraged! use the forum to coordinate ride shares
  • We will be able to have a campfire!

Campground Amenities

  • Drinking water
  • Picnic shelter (which will serve as the Community Pavilion)
  • Picnic tables
  • Campfire rings
  • Three vault toilets (with no running water)
  • Firewood is available for sale ($1 per stick)
  • Bearproof food & scented items storage lockers
  • Bearproof trash bins (recycling must be taken back to the city)

Queer Campout is happening August 26-29, 2022

We are excited to announce the new dates for Queer Campout! We have reserved a campground near Ranchos de Taos for the weekend of August 26th through the 29th. Due to the site change, we have reduced capacity for 100 campers. To accommodate for this limitation, here is how registration is going to work:

Sunday, July 17Registration opens to BIPOC, Trans women/femmes, and folks with disabilities (folks who registered for the May campout and the general queer public)
Sunday, July 24 Registration opens to everyone else who registered for the May campout
Sunday, July 31Registration opens to everyone (if there is still room)
Friday, August 12Registration closes at 8 PM MT (no exceptions)

The link to the registration form will be sent by email and posted here on our website on the day registration opens. 

2022 Campouts Postponed Due to Fire Restrictions

With heavy hearts, the Queer Campout organizing team announces that the May and July campouts are postponed.

We received information this afternoon that due to the extreme risk of fires, all state forest land in New Mexico is closed to recreational camping until December 2022, or until the restrictions are revoked. We have looked at alternatives to relocate Queer Campout to another site, and met to discuss our best plan of action moving forward. In our commitment to being responsible stewards of the land, we’ve decided that our most ethical and safe option is to find alternatives to camping at this time, and we look forward to rescheduling Queer Campout when it becomes feasible.

We have sent out an email to everyone who registered with more details about events and logistics around this cancellation. If you didn’t receive it, please contact us.

Stage 2 Fire Restrictions

Based on recent wildfire activity and persistent severe fire weather conditions, Stage 2 fire restrictions have been implemented. Unfortunately, this means we will be unable to have campfires at the May campout (and possibly in July). Campers may use stoves, grills, and lanterns fueled by propane or other liquid petroleum gas (LPG) fuels that meet manufacturer’s safety specifications.

Stage 2 fire restrictions are a proactive way to reduce the risk of human-caused wildfires, protect natural and cultural resources, and enhance public and firefighter safety.

Volunteers Needed!

Many hands make light work! Check the info about volunteering, learn more about the teams and roles, and sign up for volunteer shifts. We have so many volunteer spots left, so if you sign up early, you’ll get your pick of a shift that works just for you!

Work shifts run from 1-3 hours and are a great way to meet other campers, enjoy the space, and find out about all the fun activities going on over the weekend.

<3 We can’t wait to camp with you, queers!

Volunteers needed!

General Registration NOW OPEN for Queer Campout in Tijeras on May 20-23

We would love for you to join us for a weekend of fun, camping, community, and nature!

We are doing a tiered registration process:

  • Early registration for BIPOC, Trans feminine/Trans women, and folx with disabilities/disabled folx: Sunday, March 20 to Saturday, April 2nd
  • General registration: Sunday, April 3rd to Friday, May 6
  • Registration closes at the end of day Friday, May 6

This tiered registration allows us to make Queer Campout more accessible to queer folx for whom camping is often inaccessible.

All Queer campers who want to join us for Queer Campout, click here to register!