Forks Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Open Area Camping at The Forks Campground

This campground features beautiful cliffs along the Gila River and riverside camping.

This campground is a great place to stop on the way to the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument (15 miles north). The campground is a day use area only.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: The lower portion of Forks along the river is temporarily closed due to high water and danger of flash flooding.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Toilets
Usage: Light
Restrictions: There is a 15 day stay limit.
Horses are prohibited in the campground, but there are corrals nearby at TJ Corral or Woody's Corral.
OHVs and ATVs prohibited in the campground
All firearm use, including hunting, is prohibited in the campground.
Dogs on leash only.
Closest Towns: Mimbres, NM (1 hour drive)
Silver City, NM (2 hour drive)
Water: None
Restroom: Vault tiolet
Operated By: US Forest Service
Information Center: Wilderness Ranger District
Phone: (575)536-2250

General Information


The Forks Campground is located approximately 40 miles north of Silver City on NM Hwy 15, and is located approximately 5 miles south of the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument.

General Notes:

Closest Stores:
Doc Campbells general store is about 4 miles south. Phones are available here. They also have gas, sell hunting and fishing licenses, and sell grocery items. Hot springs showers are available for a fee.

Tent Camping Notes
The ground is sandy.  Also, please pack out trash and help keep the area beautiful.

RV Camping Notes
Steep road into lower section of campground. RV's are not recommended in this area.

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Campground Camping

This is a day use area only.

No. of Sites7
Status: Open
Reservation info: Sites allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.


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Toilets Vault toilet (3) - No Showers
Tent camping Dispersed camping (7 sites)
Fire Danger Level: Moderate
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