Ben Lilly Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Cool Mountain weather on a hot summer day.

The campground is an ideal area to escape the summer heat. There are wonderful birding and wildlife watching opportunities in this area.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Accessible,Tent camping,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees There is no fee for this campground ($0.00).
Usage: Light
Restrictions: There is a 15 day stay limit.

OHV/ATV use is prohibited.

Hunting is prohibited in the campground.
Closest Towns: Reserve, NM
Water: No potable water
Restroom: Vault (see below)
Information Center: Reserve Ranger District
Phone: (575) 533-6231

General Information

General Notes:

Closest Stores:
Reserve is the closes town with all amenities. The Negrito Fire Base offers the closest pay phone. And the campground at Snow Lake is the closest place to get potable water.

Night temperatures may drop suddenly.  Please be properly equipped.


Access the campground from Reserve due to the Bear fire and flooding of 2006. Use FR 119 and FR 153 to access Willow Creek from Reserve.

Driving directions to Ben Lilly from Glenwood (in addition to Reserve), take Hwy. 180 3 miles north of Glenwood, turn right on State 159 to Mogollon, turn right on FR 507 – 31 miles from Glenwood.

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

There are seven developed sites each equipped with a fire ring.

Fire InformationFire Ring at each site
No. of Sites7
No. of Accessible sites7
Status: Open
Open Season: May-November


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Toilets Vault toilets (2) - No Showers
Accessible 7 Sites
Picnic tables 5 Tables
Tent camping 7 Sites
Fire Danger Level: Moderate
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