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Aeroplane Mesa Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Aeroplane Mesa Campsite

Aeroplane Mesa Campground is a great location for hikers and horseback riders to access the wilderness.

The area is relatively open and 'park-like' with grass interspersed with trees.

Aeroplane Mesa Location map Aeroplane Mesa Gravel Road Aeroplane Mesa Elk Aeroplane Mesa Campsite A view of the Gila Wilderness from Signal Peak

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Travel with caution, especially if pulling trailers. There is a possibility that at any water crossing there is still running water, be sure to cross on rock to avoid getting stuck.
Reservations: First come, first served. 14 day stay limit.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Toilets
Fees There is no fee for this campground ($0.00).
Permit Info: Hunting licenses are required for hunting and this is managed by New Mexico Department of Game & Fish
Open Season: All year
Usage: Light
Restrictions: There is a 14 day stay limit.

OHVs and ATVs prohibited in the campground
Closest Towns: Reserve, NM
Water: No potable water
Restroom: Vault (see below)
Information Center: Reserve Ranger District
Phone: (575) 533-6231

General Information

General Notes:

Closest Stores:
Reserve, the closest town, offers all common amenities.

Safety Note:
The temperature can change drastically and quickly.  Please be properly equipped.


Left hand turn off CA021 by Snow Lake on 142A. Travel east 4 miles to the campground.

Recreation Map

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Toilets Vault toilet
Tent camping 6 Sites
Camping trailer Self-contained only with no hook-ups
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7,984 Feet