This is a great place for a picnic or overnight camping.
Cherry Creek is by one of the most scenic parts of the Trail of the Mountain Spirits Scenic By-Way. The campground is located along Highway 15 and is surrounded by dense mixed conifer. It is a cool place in the summer for people to enjoy a day's outing or for those wishing to camp overnight. If there has been a little snow during the winter, you will find a trickle of water in the small stream that runs through the campground. In the autumn hillsides turn into a beautiful mosaic of golden aspens, rusty oaks, and bright red sumac.
The campground is located fourteen miles north of Silver City on the east side of State Highway 15.
No wood available in the area. You will either have to bring your own wood or you can use charcoal or propane. It is possible that Cherry Creek could get high water during periods of heavy rain. Watch for poison ivy near the campground.
RV Camping Notes:
Not recommended for RVs over 17 feet.
Silver City is the closest town with all the amenities. There are several grocery stores, gas stations and restaurants available.
Spring brings the Red-faced Warblers. Then come species including the Flammulated Owl, Common Poorwill, Whip-poor-will, Whitethroated Swift, Greater Pewee, Painted Redstart, Virginia's Warbler and Hepatic Tanger. Habitat is deciduous and coniferous riparian woodland and ponderosa pine forest.
The Arrastra Interpretive Site is approximately 2 miles south of Cherry Creek Campground along NM Hwy. 15. The site informs visitors of early gold mining and milling methods.