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Campsites in Grant County range from well-outfitted RV parks and comfortable cabins to primitive campsites with no running water or facilities.

And with thousands of square miles to choose from you can find the terrain and camp type to suite your particular desires. Click the image at right for a larger map of sites within the National Forest.


Camping in the Gila National Forest offers beautiful camping areas that range widely from low to high elevation, lakeside to forested and primitive to developed.

The more developed campgrounds offer electrical hookups and dump stations for RV or trailer camping, while the more primitive offer only a toilet. Most of the campsites tend to be directed toward the more primitive camping experience.

Additional information on these sites should be obtained from the Ranger Districts in which is found. Please note that campground information changes often and can vary by season, so confirm your plans in advance with the Ranger District offices:


Aeroplane Mesa
Nearby City Altitude Availability
Reserve 8000 Seasonal  (May - November)
AccessibleFire ringsGroup tent campingHorse corralPicnic tablesGroup picnic areaToiletsWilderness access
Great area for hunters and back country riders to access the Wilderness.

Armijo Springs Quemado 7850 Year-round 
Fire ringsTent campingCamping trailerPicnic tablesToilets
A real jewel of a secluded partially developed campground in ponderosa pine.

Ben Lilly Reserve, New Mexico 8000 Seasonal  (May - November)
AccessibleFire ringsTent campingPicnic tablesCampground hostToiletsWater accessWilderness access
Cool Mountain weather on a hot summer day.

Bighorn Glenwood 4800 Year-round 
AccessibleTent campingPicnic tablesToilets
Convienent campground within walking distance to the town of Glenwood.

Black Canyon - Lower Mimbres 0 Year-around, weather & road conditions permitting 
AccessiblePicnic tablesToiletsWater accessWilderness access
Beautiful remote camping.Trail# 94 starts at end of campgrnd

Black Canyon - Upper Mimbres, NM 6700 year-round 
AccessiblePicnic tablesToiletsWater accessWilderness access
great for remote camping experience.

Cherry Creek Silver City 6800 Year-round 
Fire ringsTent campingPicnic tablesToilets
Great place for a picnic or overnight camping.

Cove Quemado 7650 Year-round 
AccessibleTent campingCamping trailerToiletsDrinking waterWater access
Easy lake access.

Dipping Vat Reserve 7350 Seasonal  (Apr - Nov)
AccessibleBoat rampFire ringsTent campingCamping trailerFee charged for campingPicnic tablesCampground hostToiletsDrinking waterWater accessWilderness access
Fantastic place to get away from it all!

El Caso I-III Quemado 7680 Year-round 
Fire ringsTent campingCamping trailerPicnic tablesToilets
Free partially developed shady camp sites within hiking distance of the lake.

El Caso Throwdown Quemado 7800 Year-round 
Fire ringsTent campingCamping trailerPicnic tablesToilets
Equestrian camping area adjacent to Quemado Lake Recreation Area.

Gallinas - Lower Mimbres 6600 Year-round 
Fire ringsTent campingPicnic tablesToilets
Lower Gallinas is easily accessed by NM Hwy.152.

Gallinas - Upper Mimbres 6900 Year-round 
AccessibleFire ringsTent campingPicnic tablesToiletsWilderness access
Easy access off NM Hwy. 152. Nice developed site.

Gilita Reserve, New Mexico 7850 Seasonal  (April - November)
AccessibleFire ringsTent campingPicnic tablesCampground hostToiletsWater accessWilderness access
Campground has a the trailhead to the Wilderness.

Grapevine Mimbres 6000 Year round 
AccessibleCampground hostToiletsWater accessWilderness access
The Gila River with natural cliffs as a backdrop.

Head of the Ditch Luna 7180 Year-round 
Fire ringsTent campingCamping trailerPicnic tablesToiletsWater access
Easily accessible rustic streamside camping in tall pines.

Iron Creek Mimbres 7200 Year-round 
AccessibleFire ringsTent campingPicnic tablesToilets
Easy access for campers. Good facilities.

Juniper Quemado 7720 Seasonal  (May 1 - Sept 30)
AccessibleBoat rampFire ringsTent campingCamping trailerElectrical hookupFee charged for campingPicnic tablesCampground hostToiletsRV verhiclesDrinking waterWater access
Clean campsite overlooking Quemado Lake. Host attended.

McMillan Silver City 6800 Year-round 
Fire ringsTent campingPicnic tablesToilets
Great place for either a picnic or overnight camping.

Mesa Mimbres 0 Seasonal  (May-October)
AccessibleFire ringsFee charged for campingPicnic tablesToiletsDrinking waterWater accessWilderness access
View of Lake Roberts

Piñon Quemado 7820 Seasonal  (May 1 - Sept 30)
AccessibleBoat rampFire ringsTent campingGroup tent campingCamping trailerFee charged for campingPicnic tablesGroup picnic areaCampground hostToiletsRV verhiclesRV dump stationDrinking waterWater access
Nice quiet clean campground nestled among piñon-juniper trees.

Railroad Canyon Mimbres 7000 Year-round 
Fire ringsTent campingPicnic tablesToiletsWilderness access
Gateway to Aldo Leopold Wilderness

Rocky Canyon Mimbres 6000 Year round weather and road conditions permitting 
AccessibleCampground hostWilderness access
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Sapillo Group Area Mimbres 6000 Year round 
AccessibleTent campingGroup tent campingCampground hostWilderness access
Shady campground under Ponderosa Pines.

Scorpion - Lower Mimbres 6000 Year round 
AccessibleTent campingPicnic tablesGroup picnic areaToiletsDrinking waterWater accessWilderness access
Easy Access.

Scorpion - Upper Mimbres 6000 Year round 
AccessibleHorse corralPicnic tablesCampground hostToiletsDrinking waterWater accessWilderness access
The Gila Cliff Dwellings is one of the attractions.

The Forks Mimbres 6000 Year round 
AccessibleCampground hostToiletsWater accessWilderness access
Camping near river.

Upper End Mimbres 6050 Year-round 
AccessibleBoat rampTent campingFishing pierFee charged for campingPicnic tablesCampground hostToiletsDrinking waterWater accessWilderness access
Fishing: rainbow trout and catfish

Valle Tio Vinces Aragon 8240 Year-round 
Fire ringsTent campingCamping trailerHorse corralPicnic tablesToilets
Tall pines in a partially developed campground on the Continental Divide.

Willow Creek Reserve, NM 7950 Seasonal  (April - November)
AccessibleFire ringsTent campingPicnic tablesCampground hostWater accessWilderness access
Quiet, peaceful area in the pines.

Wright's Cabin Kingston 7600 Year-round 
Fire ringsTent camping
Adirondack style shelters.

 

Please note that information regarding destination hours of operation, seasonal closings and other information is subject to change. Please contact the destination to confirm your travel plans, or contact the Silver City - Grant County Chamber of Commerce for assistance from our trained and knowledgeable volunteers!

 


  Silver City/Grant County Chamber of Commerce

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1028 Silver City, NM 88062

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Silver City, NM 88061
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