Area Status: Open

This is an easily accessible campground between the Gila Visitors Center and the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument.

There are seven campsites just off NM Hwy 15. It is a good place 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).
Usage: Light
Restrictions: There is a 14 day stay limit.
OHV/ATV use is prohibited.
Hunting and target shooting is prohibited.
Dogs on leash only.
Closest Towns: Mimbres, NM  (1 hour drive)
Silver City, NM  (2 hour drive)
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Wilderness Ranger District
Phone: (575) 536-2250  

General Information


There is a paved parking area.

General Notes:

The Gila River is within walking distance.   Please help keep the area beautiful and pack out all trash.

Closest Stores:
Doc Campbell's General Store is about 4 miles south. Phones are available there. They also have gas, groceries and sell hunting and fishing licenses. Hot springs showers are available for a fee.


1/2 mile from the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument off NM Hwy 15.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

There are seven (7) developed sites each with picnic tables and fire rings/bbq grills.  Camping gear must be carried from vehicle to campsite.


No. of Sites 7 developed sites
Reservation Info No reservations.  First come, first served.
Fire Information There are fire rings/bbq grills at each site. 
Status: Open

River and Stream Fishing

The Gila River is close by and offers some fishing opportunities.

Horse Riding

There are no horse facilities in the campground, however, TJ Corral & Woody's Corral are nearby. 


Status: Open

Interpretive Areas

The campground also serves as trailhead parking for the 1/4-mile long Trail to the Past - Trail #173 interpretive loop trail.


Camping trailer: Paved parking area
Picnic tables: Each site
Tent camping: 7 developed sites
Parking: Paved area
Toilets: Vault toilet
Drinking water: Potable water

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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5,697 Feet