Cherry Creek Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Cherry Creek Campground Scenery

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.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open March 25, 2016
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees There is no fee for this campground ($0.00).
Open Season: April 1 - October 31
Usage: Light
Restrictions: There is a 15 day stay limit.
OHV/ATV use is prohibited.
Hunting and shooting are prohibited in the campground.
Stock animals are prohibited in the immediate campground
Closest Towns: Silver City, NM
Water: No Potable Water
Restroom: 1 Vault Toilet (see below)
Information Center: Silver City Ranger District
Phone: (575)388-8201

General Information


The campground is located fourteen miles north of Silver City on the east side of State Highway 15.

General Notes:

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.

Closest Stores:
Silver City is the closest town with all the amenities. There are several grocery stores, gas stations and restaurants available. 

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Campground Camping

There are 9 developed sites available on a first come first serve basis.  All sites have picnic tables and fire rings/bbq grills.  The campground is flat with only a gentle slope in some spots.

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Reservation Info
No. of Sites 9
No. of Accessible sites 0
Status: Open


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Camping trailer Over 17 feet not recommened.
Toilets Vault toilet (1) - No Showers
Picnic tables 9
Tent camping 9 Sites
Drinking water No water available
Fire Danger Level: Moderate
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