Armijo Springs Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Armijo Springs Campground

A real jewel of a secluded partially developed campground in ponderosa pine.

Armijo Springs Campground is a secluded quiet campground off the beaten path, yet it is not too far from Quemado Lake. It is nestled among ponderosa pines and some oak trees which provide shade and make even the hottest summer day cool and bearable. There is a natural spring nearby.

This is a good site for a group activity and has room for volleyball and horseshoes.

At a Glance

Reservations: First come, first serve. All Gila NF camping are subject to a 14-day stay limit.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees There is no fee for this campground ($0.00).
Usage: Light
  • There is a 14 day stay limit in all Gila National Forest campgrounds.
  • This is a pack-it-in/pack-it-out area. Please do not throw trash in the campground.
  • OHV/ATV use is prohibited within the campground.
  • Hunters - please field dress your animal. Do not dump carcasses or gut piles in the campground or any trash receptacles. Animal remains will attract bears, wolves, mountain lions and coyotes.
Closest Towns: Quemado, NM

Apache Creek, NM
Water: No water
Restroom: Vault
Information Center: Quemado Ranger District
Phone (575) 773-4678

General Information

General Notes:

There is no garbage service in this campground - so it is "pack it in, pack it out".  There is a spring nearby but do not rely on the water availability and quality.  ATVs must be licensed and users must follow all state laws regarding use. ATV use is not allowed in the campground.

Closest Stores:
Quemado and Apache Creek both have gas and small general stores.


From Quemado go south on NM 32 approximately 18 miles to Forest Road 854. Go east approximately 4 miles. Forest Road 854 is not well marked on NM 32 but a large brown sign for the campground is visible to the east of the intersection.

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

There are five sites available on a first come, first served basis.  Each site is equipped with a picnic table and a fire ring.  This is a pack in, pack out area.  Please practice Leave No Trace camping.

No. of Sites5
No. of Accessible sites0
Status: Open

RV Camping

There is usually room for RV parking but there is no hookup and no dump station at this campground.  RV/Trailers must be self-contained.  This campground can accommodate up to a 35' camp trailer.

Status: Open


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Horse Riding & Camping

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Nature Viewing

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Picnic tables Table at each site
Toilets Vault toilet (1) - No Showers
Tent camping 5 Sites
Camping trailer Maximum size 35'
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7,850 Feet