Upper Scorpion Campground are the nearest campgrounds to the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument.
The Gila River runs nearby the campgrounds and is home to an abundance of wildlife. This is a good campground for tent and car camping. This campground is not conducive to RV camping.
At a Glance
|Reservations:||First come - first serve. All Gila NF campgrounds have a 14-day stay limit.|
|Area Amenities:||Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking|
|Fees:||There is no fee for this campground ($0.00).|
|Restrictions:||There is a 14 day stay limit at this campgound.
OHV/ATV use is prohibited.
Hunting and target shooting are prohibited.
Dogs on leash only.
|Closest Towns:||Mimbres, NM (1 hour drive)
Silver City, NM (2 hour drive)
|Water:||None - Water is available at the Visitor Center and the Cliff Dwellings|
|Restroom:||Vault (see below)|
|Information Center:||Wilderness Ranger District
General InformationGeneral Notes:
The Gila River is within walking distance.
Doc Campbell's General Store is about 4 miles south. Phones are available there. They also have gas, groceries and sell hunting & fishing licenses. Hot springs showers are available for a fee.
There is a paved parking area.
Located on NM Hwy 15; 1/4 mile from Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
There are 10 developed sites available on a first-come first-serve basis. Camping gear must be carried from parking lot to campsite.
|No. of Sites||10|
|Fire Information||Each site has a fire ring/grill.|
|No. of Accessible sites||0|
Many hiking opportunities are available near the Gila Cliff Dwellings.
|Difficulty Level:||Easy to More Difficult|
There are no horse facilities in the campground, however, TJ Corral & Woody's Corral are located nearby with plenty of space for horse trailers.
|Camping trailer:||Paved parking area|
|Picnic tables:||Each site|
|Tent camping:||10 developed sites|
|Drinking water:||Potable water|