Gallinas Campground - Lower

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

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Lower Gallinas campground is situated in a tight little canyon and is easily accessed by New Mexico Highway 152.

It is approximately 35 miles east of Silver City within the Black Range Mountains. The campground is easily accessible in most weather conditions, by most vehicles. The campground is a popular site due to its seclusion and beautiful vegetation.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: The Campground is closed
Operational Hours: Lower Galinas Campground is closed
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees There is no fee ($0.00) for this campground.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: There is a 15 day stay limit.
OHV/ATV use is prohibited.
Hunting and shooting are prohibited. Trailers are not recommended.  
Closest Towns: Mimbres, NM
Water: No Potable Water
Restroom: 2 Vault Toilets (see below)
Information Center: Silver City Ranger District
Phone: (575) 388-8201

General Information

General Notes:

The area is prone to flooding during heavy seasonal rains. Also, dead wood for burning is scarce. Visitors should bring their own firewood.

Closest Stores:
A few general stores are located in the Mimbres Valley, approximately 15 miles west of the campground along NM Hwy 152. Food, phone, and gasoline are available.

RV Camping Notes
RVs are not recommended in this area due to limited turning spots and road access.


Directions:

The campground is located approximately 35 miles east of Silver City along NM Hwy. 152. Due to flooding, parts of the highway are damaged. Please contact New Mexico Department of Transportation for more information. Campground is on south side of road and easily recognized by posted signs.


Directions:

The campground is located approximately 35 miles east of Silver City along NM Hwy. 152. Due to flooding, parts of the highway are damaged. Please contact New Mexico Department of Transportation for more information. Campground is on south side of road and easily recognized by posted signs.


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Campground Camping

There are 7 campsites.  Camping during busy weekends can be a little cramped in this area. Visitors can expect other campers nearby.

General Info:

General Notes:

The area is prone to flooding during heavy seasonal rains. Also, dead wood for burning is scarce. Visitors should bring their own firewood.

The area beyond the first water crossing at Lower Gallinas and the area across Upper Gallinas Campground will be temporarily closed to overnight use and motorized vehicles.  Day use and foot traffic are welcomed.  The upper portions of this watershed were severely burned during the Silver Fire in 2013.  Although this area is healing, floodingcould occur.  Therefore, restrictions on motorized use are being implemented and monitored to provide for public safety. 

Closest Stores:
A few general stores are located in the Mimbres Valley, approximately 15 miles west of the campground along NM Hwy 152. Food, phone, and gasoline are available.

RV Camping Notes
RVs are not recommended in this area due to limited turning spots and road access.


Fire Information
No. of Sites 7
No. of Accessible sites 0
Status: Closed

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Amenities

Toilets 2 Vault Toilets
Picnic tables 7 Tables
Tent camping 7 Sites