Scorpion Campground - Lower

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

This is an easily accessible campground between the Gila Visitors Center and the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument.

There are seven campsites just off NM Hwy 15. It is a good place for tent and car camping. This campground is not conducive to RV camping.

At a Glance

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.
OHV/ATV use is prohibited.
Hunting and target shooting is prohibited.
Dogs on leash only.
Closest Towns: Mimbres, NM  (1 hour drive)
Silver City, NM  (2 hour drive)
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Wilderness Ranger District
Phone: (575) 536-2250  

General Information

Parking:

There is a paved parking area.


General Notes:

The Gila River is within walking distance.   Please help keep the area beautiful and pack out all trash.

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


Directions:

1/2 mile from the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument off NM Hwy 15.


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 7 developed sites
Camping trailer Paved parking area
Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
33.230180

  Longitude : 
-108.25759

  Elevation : 
5,697 Feet

 



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