Black Canyon Campground - Lower

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This is a beautiful remote camping area. Trail #94 begins at the rear of the campground.

Located in a remote area of forest approximately 30 miles from the Wilderness Ranger District office. This campground is accessible from FR 150, and driving approximately .5 miles from the road, across the stream. You will enter an area with a new restroom and a beautiful meadow next to the stream.

Please be advised - the district recommends high-clearance 4x4 vehicles on FR 150.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: There are portions that can wash out during monsoon season. Please check with the ranger district to verify road conditions.
Reservations:  First come, first serve. All Gila NF campgrounds have a 14 day stay limit.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees There is no fee for this campground ($0.00).
Usage: Light
Restrictions: There is a 14 day stay limit.
OHVs and ATVs prohibited in the campground.
Closest Towns: Mimbres, NM is a small community with a gas station/convenience store.
Water: No potable water
Restroom: Vault
Information Center: Wilderness Ranger District
Phone: (575)536-2250

General Information

General Notes:

Closest Stores:
The Mimbres Store is the closest store to the campground. It is also the last place to get gas before going to Black Canyon.

RV Camping Notes
There is room for campers or trailers. However, with the steep stream crossing, long trailers are not recommended.

There is no garbage pickup at this location.  Please pack out what you pack in and practice Leave No Trace camping.


The campground is located 30 miles from Wilderness Ranger District office. Take Hwy 35 to MM15 to FR150.Turn right & travel 26 miles over a improved dirt & rock road to Black Canyon Campground. Turn left and travel .5 miles, over a steep stream crossing to the Lower Campground.

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