McMillan Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This 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).
Usage: Light
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
Water: No Potable Water
Restroom: 1 Vault Toilet (see below)
Information Center: Silver City Ranger District
Phone: (575) 388-8201

General Information


The campground is located fifteen miles north of Silver City right off of NM State Highway 15.

General Notes:

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.

Closest Stores:
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.

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Picnic tables 3
Toilets Vault toilet (1) - No Showers
Parking Limited
Tent camping 3 sites
Accessible Three metal campfire rings
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6,967 Feet