Armijo Springs Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Armijo Springs Campground

A real jewel of a secluded partially developed campground in ponderosa pine.

Armijo Springs Campground is a secluded quiet campground off the beaten path, yet it is not too far from Quemado Lake. It is nestled among ponderosa pines and some oak trees which provide shade and make even the hottest summer day cool and bearable. There is a natural spring nearby.

This is a good site for a group activity and has room for volleyball and horseshoes.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed indefinitely to protect public health and align with state and local measures to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. Visit for more information.
Reservations: First come, first serve. All Gila NF camping are subject to a 14-day stay limit.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets
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 within the campground.
Closest Towns: Quemado, NM

Apache Creek, NM
Water: No Potable Water. It is advisable to carry your own.
Restroom: Vault
Information Center: Quemado Ranger District
Phone (575) 773-4678

General Information

General Notes:

There is no garbage service in this campground - so it is "pack it in, pack it out".  There is a spring nearby but do not rely on the water availability and quality.  ATVs must be licensed and users must follow all state laws regarding use. ATV use is not allowed in the campground.

Closest Stores:
Quemado and Apache Creek both have gas and small general stores.


From Quemado go south on NM 32 approximately 18 miles to Forest Road 854. Go east approximately 4 miles. Forest Road 854 is not well marked on NM 32 but a large brown sign for the campground is visible to the east of the intersection.

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Horse Riding

There are no specific horse facilities but there is a spring nearby.

Status: Open

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Picnic tables Table at each site
Toilets Vault toilet (1) - No Showers
Tent camping 5 Sites
Camping trailer Max size 35'
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7,850 Feet