Black Canyon Campground - Upper

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Black Canyon Campground offers a great remote camping experience.

Located in a remote area of the forest approximately 30 miles from the Wilderness Ranger District office. This campground is accessible from Forest Road 150 (North Star Road). The upper campground is the first camping area you will come across and is visible from the entrance road.

The forest recommends high-clearance 4x4 vehicles on Forest Road 150.

At a Glance

Reservations:  First come, first serve. All Gila NF campgrounds have a 14 day stay limit.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees There is no fee for this campground ($0.00).
Usage: Light
Restrictions: First-come/first-serve. All Gila National Forest campgrounds have a 14-day stay limit.
Closest Towns: Mimbres, NM
Water: Stream nearby. Water quality is not tested. It is advisable to filter or treat all drinking water.
Restroom: Pit Toilet
Information Center: Wilderness Ranger District
Phone: (575)536-2250

General Information

General Notes:

Closest Stores:
The Mimbres Store is the closest store to the campground. It is also the last place to get gas before going to Black Canyon.

RV Camping Notes:
Due to the road condition of FR150, which is an improved dirt/rock road, RV's may find it very difficult to reach the campground. A high clearance 4 x4 vehicle is recommended.

There is no garbage pickup at this campground.  Please pack out what you pack in and practice Leave No Trace camping.



The campground is located off FR150 (North Star Road) approximately 30 miles from the Wilderness Ranger District offices (approximately 40 miles from Mimbres, NM).

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Campground Camping

Dispersed camping is allowed.  This is a pack in, pack out area.  Please Leave No Trace.

All Gila National Forest campgrounds have a 14-day stay limit.

Status: Open
Reservation info: No reservations. Sites allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

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Picnic tables 2 tables
Toilets Pit Toilet
Tent camping Dispersed camping
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