Aeroplane Mesa Campground


Area Status: Open
Aeroplane Mesa Campsite

Aeroplane Mesa Campground is a great location for hikers and horseback riders to access the wilderness.  The area is relatively open and 'park-like' with grass interspersed with trees.

Aeroplane Mesa Location map Aeroplane Mesa Gravel Road Aeroplane Mesa Elk Aeroplane Mesa Campsite A view of the Gila Wilderness from Signal Peak

At a Glance

Reservations: First come, first served. 14 day stay limit.
Area Amenities: Tent camping, Camping trailer, Toilets
Fees: There is no fee for this campground ($0.00).
Permit Info: Hunting licenses are required for hunting and this is managed by New Mexico Department of Game & Fish
Open Season: All year
Usage: Light
Restrictions:
  • There is a 14 day stay limit. 
  • OHVs and ATVs prohibited in the campground.
  • Saddle, pack, and draft animals prohibited in campground.
Closest Towns: Reserve, NM
Water: No potable water
Restroom: Vault (see below)
Information Center: Reserve Ranger District
Phone: (575) 533-6231

General Information

General Notes:

Closest Stores:
Reserve, the closest town, offers all common amenities.

Safety Note:
The temperature can change drastically and quickly.  Please be properly equipped.


Directions:

Left hand turn off CA021 by Snow Lake on 142A. Travel east 4 miles to the campground.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Mountain Biking

Recreation areas with activity Mountain Biking:

Nice place to mountain bike.

Campground Camping

Recreation areas with activity Campground Camping:

There are six primitive campsites available.

The ground in the campground is mainly flat. The area can get very muddy after rain.

No. of Sites 6 sites are available
Reservation Info None. Sites are available on a first-come first-serve basis
Fees: No fee charged
Reservation info: There is a 14 day stay limit.  OHVs and ATVs prohibited in the campground. Saddle, pack, and draft animals prohibited in campground.

RV Camping

Recreation areas with activity RV Camping:

Self-contained camp trailers only. No hook-ups. Maximum size trailer is 32'.

Group Camping

Recreation areas with activity Group Camping:

There are 2 group camping sites available on a first come, first served basis.

Status: Open
Open Season: May-November

Day Hiking

Recreation areas with activity Day Hiking:

Hikers can access the Gila Wilderness from the Trail #705. The trailhead for #705 is located at the back of the campground.

Status: Open
Difficulty Level: Easy to Difficult

Backpacking

Recreation areas with activity Backpacking:

Hikers can access the Gila Wilderness from the Trail #705. The trailhead for #705 is located at the back of the campground.

Elevation desc 6920
Difficulty Level: Easy to Difficult

Horse Riding

Recreation areas with activity Horse Riding:

The area offers good horseback riding whether on the trail or off. Riders can access the Gila Wilderness from the Trail #705. The trailhead for #705 is located at the campground. 

There are four corrals across the road from the campground with ample area for trailer parking.

Status: Open

Viewing Wildlife

Recreation areas with activity Viewing Wildlife:

This particular drive offers great opportunity to view elk and deer. Early morning and late afternoon are the prime viewing hours.

Status: Open

Amenities

Camping trailer: Self-contained only. Max size is 32'
Tent camping: 6 Sites
Toilets: Vault toilet

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
33.417495

  Longitude : 
-108.441222

  Elevation : 
7,984 Feet