Little Walnut-Gomez Peak Day Use Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

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Click here for a Little Walnut Trail System Map

 
Please NOTE:  Water is not currently available at the group or family picnic areas at Little Walnut.
Located just outside Silver City, the Little Walnut-Gomez Peak picnic grounds provide a pleasant day use area for small or large groups and individuals/families. The area is generally open from 8:00 a.m. until sunset during spring, summer and fall; winter hours vary according to weather conditions.
 
The Silver City Ranger District offers three reservable large group picnic areas within the Gomez Peak – Little Walnut day use area, as well as individual picnic sites. All areas have vault toilets, picnic grills, and tables. In addition, the largest area also offers added amenities of a covered shelter, volleyball court, and horseshoe pits.
 
For all areas within the Gomez Peak – Little Walnut day use areas, no firewood is available and overnight camping is prohibited. For group sites, rentals must be paid at time of reservation and rental fee is non-refundable. 
 
For information on the picnic areas, see: Little Walnut (East, West, Individual/Family) or Gomez Peak Large Group Area.
 
For reservations, please contact the Silver City Ranger District at 575-388-8201.
 
Directions:
 
From Silver City, travel north on Little Walnut Creek Road for approximatley 6 miles.
 
When the road curves to the west there will be signs for the picnic and day use areas.  

At a Glance

Current Conditions: The recreation area and trails are open. There is no water available at this time.
Operational Hours:  
The area is generally open from 8:00 a.m. until sunset during spring, summer and fall; winter hours vary according to weather conditions.
Area Amenities: Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees No fee for individual use picnic grounds or trails. Three reservable large group sites are available for a fee: Gomez Peak $40 per day Little Walnut East $25 per day Little Walnut West $20 per day
Water: Yes
Restroom: Vault toilets throughout grounds

Activities


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Amenities

Picnic tables
Drinking water
Toilets
Parking
Fee charged for some activities Group picnic areas by reservation only
Fire Danger Level: Moderate
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Location

 
  Latitude : 
32.8470726

  Longitude : 
-108.2773361

  Elevation : 
6,600 ft