Battleship Rock is a 200 foot tall natural formation of welded volcanic ash. For safety reasons, hiking to the top of Battleship Rock is prohibited. Elevation at the picnic area is 6760 feet.
- Day use only from sunrise to sunset.
- 1 round wooded shelter with tables and four fire grills.
- 33 picnic units with tables and grills.
- Chemical toilets.
- Drinking water.
Both poison ivy and water hemlock are found in the area. Familiarize yourself with these plants and try and avoid them.
Picnicking, fishing, and hiking
Hiking along Trail 137 can be accessed from Battleship Picnic Area. Trail 137 begins east of the round shelter. This is one of two trailheads that access McCauley Warm Springs, a distance of two miles. Parking for trail use only is located in the parking area just north of the Battleship Picnic Area entrance. There is a user created footpath at the north end of the picnic area which leads you to Hidden Falls, giving you a spectacular view of this magnificent 25 foot waterfall.
Fishing access to the San Antonio River and East Fork River can be found at the picninc area where the two rivers join to form the Jemez River.
$5.00 per vehicle - Free at hiking parking lot by highway
ADA Accessibility Notes
Paved access and parking
Pet Friendly Notes
Pets on leash in developed areas.