Willow Creek Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Willow Creek Campground provides a quiet, peaceful area in the pines.

Willow Creek is located approximately 55 miles from the town of Reserve. Willow Creek is a very beautiful campground nestled in the canyon under tall pines. The camp sites run along both sides of the stream.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: The Willow Creek Campground is open. NM 159 has extremely difficult driving conditions from milepost 12 (just past the town of Mogollon to mile marker 17. High clearance, 4-wheel drive vehicles are strongly recommended. An alternate route is south from Reserve, via FR 141 and south on FR 28. This is an unpaved, improved two-track road.
Reservations: First-come, first serve. All campgrounds on the Gila National Forest have a 14-day stay limit.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Toilets
Fees There is no fee ($0.00) for this campground.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: There is a 14 day stay limit.
ATV/OHVs are prohibited in the campground.
Hunting is prohibited in the campground.
Closest Towns: Reserve, NM
Water: No potable water
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Hosted
Information Center: Reserve Ranger District
Phone: (575) 533-6231

General Information


Willow Creek Campground is located 55 miles SE of Reserve via FR141, SR 28.

General Notes:

All but the fourth campsite are open and available on a first come, first serve basis. This campground is for tent camping only. The turn-around has been washed out, so no RVs are allowed. 

There is no trash service, so you must pack out your garbage.

All camping on the Gila National Forest is restricted to a 14-day stay.

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Toilets Two vault toilets
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7,920 Feet