Ben Lilly Campground
This campground is an ideal area to escape the summer heat.
At a Glance
|Reservations:||First-come/first-serve. All Gila National Forest Campgrounds have 14-day stay limit.|
|Area Amenities:||Accessible, Tent camping, Picnic tables, Toilets|
|Fees:||There is no fee for this campground.|
|Closest Towns:||Reserve, NM|
|Information Center:||Reserve Ranger District
Phone: (575) 533-6231
General InformationGeneral Notes:
Reserve is the closest town with all amenities. The campground at Snow Lake is the closest place to get potable water. There is no trash service, so you must pack out your garbage. Night temperatures may drop suddenly. Please be properly equipped.
Access the campground from Reserve due to the Bear Fire and flooding of 2006. Use FR 119 and FR 153 to access Willow Creek from Reserve.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
There are five developed sites each equipped with a fire ring.
|No. of Sites||5|
|No. of Accessible sites||5|
River and Stream Fishing
NM Game and Fish stocks Willow Creek with trout two to three times a year. Information on fishing licenses can be procured from NM Game & Fish
|Permit:||Please check with New Mexico Game and Fish for permit information and open dates.|
There are some nice hiking opportunities here.
This area is home to many bird species and diverse wildlife, including elk, deer and turkey.
|Picnic tables:||5 Tables|
|Tent camping:||5 Sites|