Ben Lilly Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This campground is an ideal area to escape the summer heat.

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
Fees There is no fee for this campground.
Usage: Light-Medium
Restrictions: There is a 14 day stay limit.

OHV/ATV use is prohibited.

Hunting is prohibited in the campground.
Closest Towns: Reserve, NM
Water: No potable water
Restroom: Vault
Information Center: Reserve Ranger District
Phone: (575) 533-6231

General Information

General Notes:

Closest Stores:
Reserve is the closest town with all amenities. The campground at Snow Lake is the closest place to get potable water.

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

Night temperatures may drop suddenly.  Please be properly equipped.


Access the campground from Reserve due to the Bear Fire and flooding of 2006. Use FR 119 and FR 153 to access Willow Creek from Reserve.


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Picnic tables 5 Tables
Toilets Vault toilets
Tent camping 5 Sites
Accessible 5 Sites
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8,012 Feet