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Scorpion Campground - Upper

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

Upper Scorpion Campground are the nearest campgrounds to the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument.

The Gila River runs nearby the campgrounds and is home to an abundance of wildlife.  This is a good campground for tent and car camping.  This campground is not conducive to RV camping.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Closed for the winter.
Reservations: First come - first serve. All Gila NF campgrounds have a 14-day stay limit.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees There is no fee for this campground ($0.00).
Usage: Light
Restrictions: There is a 14 day stay limit at this campgound.
OHV/ATV use is prohibited.
Hunting and target shooting are prohibited.
Dogs on leash only.
Closest Towns: Mimbres, NM (1 hour drive)
Silver City, NM (2 hour drive)
Water: None - Water is available at the Visitor Center and the Cliff Dwellings
Restroom: Vault (see below)
Information Center: Wilderness Ranger District
Phone: (575)536-2250

General Information

General Notes:

The Gila River is within walking distance.

Closest Stores:
Doc Campbell's General Store is about 4 miles south. Phones are available there. They also have gas, groceries and sell hunting & fishing licenses. Hot springs showers are available for a fee.


Parking:

There is a paved parking area.


Directions:

Located on NM Hwy 15; 1/4 mile from Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument


Recreation Map

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Activities


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Amenities

Picnic tables Each site
Toilets Vault toilet (1) - No Showers
Parking Paved area
Tent camping 10 developed sites
Camping trailer Paved parking area
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Location

 
  Latitude : 
33.230503

  Longitude : 
-108.26105

  Elevation : 
5,712 Feet

 



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