McMillan Campground is a great place for either a picnic or overnight camping.
McMillan Campground is in a riparian area surrounded by tall conifers. Since it is a small area it makes it more private for either a picnic or for camping. Cherry Creek runs in front of the campground and when it carries water makes a great splashing place for kids. This campground is cool in the summer time and very scenic in the fall. The dark green of the evergreens, golden aspen, rustic scrub oaks, coupled with the bright red of sumac vines make for wonderful fall colors.
At a Glance
|Reservations:||First come, first serve. All Gila NF campgrounds have a 14 day stay limit.|
|Area Amenities:||Accessible,Tent camping,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking|
|Fees:||There is no fee for this campground ($0.00).|
|Permit Info:||First-come/first-serve. All Gila National Forest Campgrounds have 14-day stay limit.|
|Restrictions:||OHV and ATVs are prohibited in the campground. Hunting and shooting are prohibited in the campground. Stock animals are not allowed in the immediate campground.|
|Closest Towns:||Silver City, NM|
|Restroom:||1 Vault Toilet (see below)|
|Information Center:||Silver City Ranger District
Phone: (575) 388-8201
The campground is located fifteen miles north of Silver City right off of NM State Highway 15.
No wood available in the area. You will either have to bring wood from somewhere else or you can use charcoal or propane. It is possible that Cherry Creek, which runs in front of the campground, could get high water during periods of heavy rain.
Silver City is the closest town with all the amenities. There are several grocery stores, gas stations and restaurants available. The town is big enough to offer anything needed.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Tadpole Ridge Trail 232 and Signal Peak Trail 742 are two miles north of the campground. Both are great mountain biking trails.
There are 3 tent sites available, each with picnic tables and fire rings/bbq grills. Campground is mostly flat with some gentle sloping areas.
|No. of Sites||3|
|No. of Accessible sites||0|
Tadpole Ridge Trail 232 and Signal Peak Trail 742 are two miles north of the campground.
There are no horse facilities in campground, but stock trailers are permitted.
Spring brings the Red-faced Warblers. Other species you may spot include Flammulated Owl, Common Poorwill, Whippoorwill, Whitethroated Swift, Greater Pewee, Painted Redstart, Virginia's Warbler and Hespatic Tanger.
Habitat is deciduous and coniferous riparian woodland and ponderosa pine forest.
|Tent camping:||3 sites|
|Toilets:||Vault toilet (1)|
|Accessible:||Three metal campfire rings|