We heard about this place from a friend and I have to say, my husband and I had no idea there was such a great camping spot so close to us (in Albuquerque)! It is just a couple of streets past Buffalo Thunder resort and then 8 miles up the trail to the ranger station. Nambe offers many great campsites, from pulling right up next to the creek and pitching your tent amidst all the lush green landscape, to being closer to amenities on the other side of the creek closer to the waterfall. The campistes provide enclosures for shelter, picnic tables, grills, portapotties, and trashcans that get changed by the rangers several times a day. They even sale ice and sodas back at the station. Unfortunately, the lake was still closed, I believe there was a fire resulting in a lot of debris in the water. The trail up the falls, is very fun, a little rigorous for my 4 & 8 year old but they made it, and what a site to behold at the top! Back at the campiste, we had fun playing in the creek, doing some light tubing, and grilling on our propane grill (there were some fire restrictions in the state of NM). The rangers leave around 7 and you are locked in until they return at 8am or so. We have camped at Elephant Butte, the Pecos, Jemez, but Nambe is definitely our favorite, their is nothing quite like sleeping under the stars in a clean campsite hearing the creek babbeling besides you.