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).|
|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)
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
|Information Center:||Wilderness Ranger District
Phone: (575) 536-2250
There is a paved parking area.
The Gila River is within walking distance. Please help keep the area beautiful and pack out all trash.
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.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
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.|
River and Stream Fishing
The Gila River is close by and offers some fishing opportunities.
There are no horse facilities in the campground, however, TJ Corral & Woody's Corral are nearby.
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|
|Drinking water:||Potable water|