Reserve Ranger District reopens Willow Creek Campground

Release Date: Jun 13, 2017  

Reserve, NM, June 13, 2017—For Immediate Release.  The Gila National Forest, Reserve Ranger District has reopened the Willow Creek Campground.

The creek crossing at the campground has been repaired. All but the fourth campsite are open and available on a first come, first serve basis. All camping on the Gila National Forest is restricted to a 14-day stay.

Several reminders for public safety:

  • The temperatures in Southwestern New Mexico are increasing and there should always be a “Watch Out” situation when there is hot and windy weather.
    • There may be red flag warnings and it is your responsibility to be aware and “Know Before You Go” is the best policy for your safety and to help prevent wildfires.
  • Willow Creek Campground and many others are in flood prone areas. New Mexico is subject to summer monsoonal rains which is when we receive up to half of our annual rainfall.
    • The summer monsoon season usually lasts from June 15 – September 30. With the onset of monsoon, NM is typically impacted by a variety of weather hazards and we do recommend you check with the National Weather Service before planning your visit.

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