Grapevine Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Entrance to Grapevine

This campground is on the banks of the Gila River and has beautiful cliffs serving as a natural backdrop.

The Grapevine Campground is named for an actual old grapevine that can see be seen today. Today there is a large chain around it to protect it. The East, West and Middle Forks of the Gila River come together in this campground. No reservations taken. All campsites are on a first come, first serve basis.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Tent camping,Toilets
Fees There is no fee for this campground ($0.00).
Usage: Light
Restrictions: There is a 15 day stay limit.
Hunting is prohibited.
Firearms are prohibited.
ATVs and Horses are prohibited in the campground.
Dogs on leash only.
Closest Towns: Mimbres, NM  (1 hour drive)
Silver City, NM  (2 hour drive)
Water: No Potable Water
Restroom: Vault (see below)
Information Center: Wilderness Ranger District
Phone: (575)536-2250

General Information

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.
RV Camping Notes
Long vehicles are cautioned of the steep downgrade road into campground.


The campground is located 40 miles north of Silver City on NM Hwy 15.

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Campground Camping

This campground provides sandy ground for dispersed camping.

No. of Sites20
Status: Open


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Toilets Vault toilet (2) - No Showers
Tent camping 20 dispersed sites