Little Walnut-Gomez Peak Day Use Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

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Please NOTE:  Water is not available at the group or family picnic areas at Little Walnut.
Located just outside Silver City, the Little Walnut-Gomez Peak picnic grounds provide a pleasant day use area for small or large groups and individuals/families. The area is generally open from 8:00 a.m. until sunset during spring, summer and fall; winter hours vary according to weather conditions.
 
The Silver City Ranger District offers three reservable large group picnic areas within the Gomez Peak – Little Walnut day use area, as well as individual picnic sites. All areas have vault toilets, picnic grills, and tables. In addition, the largest area also offers added amenities of a covered shelter, volleyball court, and horseshoe pits.
 
For all areas within the Gomez Peak – Little Walnut day use areas, no firewood is available and overnight camping is prohibited. For group sites, rentals must be paid at time of reservation and rental fee is non-refundable. 
 
For information on the picnic areas, see: Little Walnut (East, West, Individual/Family) or Gomez Peak Large Group Area.
 
For reservations, please contact the Silver City Ranger District at 575-388-8201.
 
Directions:
 
From Silver City, travel north on U.S. Hwy 180 and turn on Little Walnut Creek Road and traverse approximately 6 miles.  When the road curves to the west there will be signs for the picnic and day use areas.  
Photo of sign at Little Walnut/Gomez Peak Photo of picnic area at Little Walnut East photo of picnic area at Little Walnut west

At a Glance

Current Conditions: The recreation area and trails are open. There is no water available.
Operational Hours:  The area is generally open from 8:00 a.m. until sunset during the spring, summer and fall. Winter hours may vary.
Reservations: The group sites are reservable. Reservations must be done in person at the Silver City Ranger District at 3005 E Camino del Bosque, Silver City.
Area Amenities: Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees No fee for individual use picnic grounds or trails. Three reservable large group sites are available for a fee: Gomez Peak $40/day, Little Walnut East $25/day, Little Walnut West $20/day
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns:  Silver City, NM
Water: No
Restroom: Vault toilets throughout grounds

Activities


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Picnicking

Located just outside Silver City, the Little Walnut-Gomez Peak picnic grounds provide a pleasant day use area for small or large groups and individuals/families.  The area is generally open from 8:00 a.m. until sunset during spring, summer and fall; winter hours vary according to weather conditions.

The Silver City Ranger District offers 3 reservable large group picnic areas within the Gomez Peak – Little Walnut day use area, as well as individual picnic sites. All areas have vault toilets, picnic grills, and tables. In addition, the largest area also offers added amenities of a covered shelter, volleyball court, and horseshoe pits.

For all areas within the GomezPeak– Little Walnut day use areas, no firewood is available and overnight camping is prohibited.  For group sites, rentals must be paid at time of reservation and rental fee is non-refundable.

For information on the picnic areas, see: Little Walnut (East, West, Individual/Family) or Gomez Peak Large Group Area.

For reservations, please contact the Silver City Ranger District in person at 3005 E Camino del Bosque.

Little Walnut Family (Individual) Picnic Area

The Little Walnut Family Picnic Area is available without charge or reservations for small family groups. Facilities include 15 individual picnic tables.  Each table site is equipped with a pedestal grill. Toilets and trash cans are conveniently located within the area.

As with all Little Walnut day use areas, no firewood is available. Plan to bring charcoal or wood for cooking as needed. Pets permitted on a leash only (remember to clean up after your pet). No horses allowed in the picnic grounds.

Please note: Families or groups with 10 or more people are strongly encouraged to reserve a group use area.

Status: Open
Reservation required?: Y
Hours of Operation: Open year-round, weather permitting. Day use only, operating hours vary per time of year.

Group Picnicking

Located just outside Silver City, the Little Walnut-Gomez Peak picnic grounds provide a pleasant day use area for small or large groups and individuals/families.  The area is generally open from 8:00 a.m. until sunset during spring, summer and fall; winter hours vary according to weather conditions.

The Silver City Ranger District offers 3 reservable large group picnic areas within the Gomez Peak – Little Walnut day use area, as well as individual picnic sites. All areas have vault toilets, picnic grills, and tables. In addition, the largest area also offers added amenities of a covered shelter, volleyball court, and horseshoe pits.

For all areas within the Gomez Peak– Little Walnut day use areas, no firewood is available and overnight camping is prohibited.  For group sites, rentals must be paid at time of reservation and rental fee is non-refundable.

For information on the picnic areas, see: Little Walnut (East, West, Individual/Family) or Gomez Peak Large Group Area.

For reservations, please contact the Silver City Ranger District in person at 3005 E Camino del Bosque, Silver City

Status: Open
Reservation required?: Y
Hours of Operation: Open year-round, weather permitting. Hours vary per time of year. Day use only.

Areas for Group Picnicking at Little Walnut-Gomez Peak Day Use Area

Amenities

Picnic tables
Toilets
Parking
Fee charged for some activities Group picnic areas by reservation only
Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
32.8470726

  Longitude : 
-108.2773361

  Elevation : 
6,600 ft

 



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