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CAMPGROUND NAME: Apache Creek

VISIT DATE: 04/22/2014

STATE: New Mexico

REGION: Southwest

RANGER DISTRICT: Reserve

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Reserve

RESERVATIONS: No

DIRECTIONS:
In Reserve, NM, at the intersection of State Rts. 12 and 435, 
take Rt. 12 east 12.1 miles to campground sign.  Turn right at 
sign onto a dirt road and go 0.3 miles to campground on left.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 6,400 ft.

This large, spacious and scenic campground meanders through a 
park-like stand of towering Ponderosa pine and junipers.  The 
former site of a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp, 
reminates of foundations as well as cement and rock work can be 
seen near the campground's entrance.  Popular during the hunt 
season, campsites can accommodate multiple RVs.  Although 
adjacent to Apache Creek that tends to be seasonal, year-round 
marshy, wet area attracts wildlife.  Nearby Apache Creek Store 
offers limited groceries and other services for campers. Also 
nearby is the one mile, foot-only, CCC developed trail to 
historic pictographs - look but don't touch.

This is bear country: practice safe food storage techniques.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: No
Open All Year: Yes

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: No Charge
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 0
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 10
   
   Total Sites: 10

Tent Pads: No
Open Sites: Yes
Wooded Sites: Yes

No. Tables on Sites: 10
No. Grilles on Sites: 10
Equestrian Camping: No

RV INFORMATION
Hookups: None
No. RV Pull Throughs: 10
Waste Station: No 
Average Parking Apron Size: See RV Comments

Comments:
The parking aprons are dirt, poorly defined and irregular in shape.  
There is an RV waste station, no potable water, available for a fee 
at Apache RV Park (private) in Cruzville, NM.

FACILITIES
Vaults: Yes
Flush Toilets: No
Hot Showers: No
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes

Public Phone: No
Playground: No
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0
  No. Threaded: 0

Comments:
Hot showers are available for a fee at Apache RV Park (private) in 
Cruzville, NM.

WATER SPORTS - None

HIKING - No

FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Dipping Vat VISIT DATE: 05/21/1999 UPDATE DATE: 04/13/2014 STATE: New Mexico REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Reserve NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Reserve RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Reserve, NM, at the intersection of State Rts. 12 and 435, take Rt. 435 south 5.3 miles to where it becomes Forest Rt. 141. Continue straight on Rt. 141 and go 24.1 miles to Forest Rt. 28 (Snow Lake sign). Turn right onto Rt. 28 and go 9.6 miles to a "Y" intersection and Forest Rt. 142 (Snow Lake sign). Bear left at intersection onto Rt. 142 and go 6.6 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign and go 0.2 miles to campground. NOTE: Forest Rt. 141 becomes gravel after 19 miles and continues that way to campground. The access route is steep, narrow in sections and rough with potholes and washboarding. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,300 ft. The campground, composed of two loops - upper and lower, is located along a mountainside nestled among Ponderosa pine and aspen. The lower loop overlooks Snow Lake. Surrounding views are of mountain meadows dotted with stands of Ponderosa pine. The campground is conveniently located to the Gila Wilderness (the nation's first designated wilderness - 1924) for hikers and horseback riders. Both boat and horse trailers can be parked on the large parking lot at the boat ramp. The understory is grass and the sites are well separated providing good privacy. Live stock are not permitted in the campground. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. This is also cougar country - stay alert. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Services provided May 1 through November 14. Lower loop remains open after November 14 but without water; toilets also remain open. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $6 per day, per vehicle. No charge for lower loop between November 15 and April 30. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 40 Total Sites: 40 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 40 No. Grilles on Sites: 40 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 14 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 15' X 41' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt and grass. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 4 No. Threaded: 4 Comments: Wheelchair friendly toilets located in lower loop. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Snow Lake is 100 acres. Only electric motors are permitted. HIKING Snow Canyon Trail #142 (foot & horse) - 0.75 miles. Provides access to Middle Fork Trail #157 in the Gila Wilderness. FISHING Rainbow trout (stocked)

CAMPGROUND NAME: El Caso VISIT DATE: 05/20/1999 UPDATE DATE: 4/13/2014 STATE: New Mexico REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Quemado NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Quemado RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Quemado, NM, at the intersection of State Rt. 36 and US Rt. 60, take Rt. 60 west for 0.7 miles to State Rt. 32 sign. Turn left at sign onto Rt 32 and go 13.7 miles to Quemado Lake/State Rt. 103 sign. At sign, turn left onto Rt. 103 and go 5.6 miles to campground on right. NOTE: State Rt. 103 becomes Forest Rt. 13 and last 1.8 miles are gravel. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,600 ft. The campground, stretching out alongside a stream, is composed of three sections, 1, 2 and 3. All of the sections are shaded by Ponderosa and juniper pine. Section 2, the largest, also has Cottonwoods. Section 3 is the smallest, least shaded and is best for tents and small RVs. The campground is popular for large gatherings. The nearby Snuffy's Steakhouse and Cowboy Saloon, full of local color and character, makes a good place for a "cooks night off." There are also limited groceries and gas available at Snuffys along with information about local events and activities. NOTE: Although part of the Apache National Forest, this campground is administered by the Gila National Forest. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: No charge Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 11 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 14 Total Sites: 25 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 25 No. Grilles on Sites: 25 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 4 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 14' X 40' Comments: The parking aprons are grass and dirt, irregular in shape and poorly defined There is some open field parking. A Forest Service waste station with potable water is located at the entrance to Pinon campground, about 0.4 miles before the El Caso campground on Forest Rt. 13. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 Comments: For a fee, showers are available at Snuffy's Steakhouse and Cowboy Saloon, a mile or two west of campground on State Rt. 103. WATER SPORTS The 130-acre Quemado Lake is nearby. A boat ramp is available; electric motors only. HIKING Largo #14 (foot, horse & mountain bike - interpretive) - 3miles The trail also provides access to a network of trails (foot only). FISHING There are Rainbow trout and Tiger Muskie (catch & release) available at the nearby Quemado Lake.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Iron Creek VISIT DATE: 4/14/2014 STATE: New Mexico REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Silver City NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mimbres RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Mimbres, NM, at the intersection of State Rts. 152 and 35, take Rt. 152 east 14.1 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,800 ft. The campground stretches along Iron Creek and State Rt. 152 with campsites scattered up various hillsides among Ponderosa pine, cottonwoods and other various deciduous trees. Parking is provided along interior road requiring campers to park their vehicles below campsites and carry equipment up to sites. Overall, the campground has a rustic appearance and the dirt interior road is rough in places. A posted notice warns of flash flood danger but campsites are well above the creek's bed. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 1 through October 31. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: No Charge Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 15 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 12 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 12 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 12 No. Grilles on Sites: 12 Equestrian Camping: No FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Juniper VISIT DATE: 05/20/1999 UPDATE DATE: 4/14/2014 STATE: New Mexico REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Quemado NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Quemado RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Quemado, NM, at the intersection of State Rt. 36 and US Rt. 60, take Rt. 60 west for 0.7 miles to State Rt. 32 sign. Turn left at sign onto Rt 32 and go 13.7 miles to Quemado Lake/State Rt. 103 sign. At sign, turn left onto Rt. 103 and go 4.8 miles to campground on the right. NOTE: State Rt. 103 becomes Forest Rt. 13 and last 0.8 miles is gravel. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,700 ft. The campground, one of three in the Quemado Lake Recreation Area, is composed of two loops - RV Loop (no tents permitted) and Camping Loop, stretches along a bluff above Quemado Lake among Ponderosa and Pinon pine. Some sites overlook the lake. The RV Loop is composed of six clusters with three camping sites in each cluster. Each of the sites has electric and water hookups. While there is privacy between clusters, there is no privacy between sites located in each cluster. The Camping Loop (sites 19 through 36) is composed of single and double sites providing far more privacy between sites than the RV Loop. There are no hookups in the Camping Loop. Birdwatching is a popular activity for campers. Heron are year-round residents. Bald eagles winter in the area along with a variety of other birds. The nearby Snuffy's Steakhouse and Cowboy Saloon, full of local color and character, makes a good place for a "cooks night off." There are also limited groceries and gas available at Snuffys along with information about local events and activities. NOTE: Although part of the Apache National Forest, this campground is administered by the Gila National Forest. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 1 through September 30. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day - single (without hookups) $15 per day - single (with electric & water hookups - RV Loop only) $16 per day - double (without hookups) - America the Beautiful Pass, formerly known as Golden Age, discounts are not valid. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 18 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 18 Total Sites: 36 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 36 No. Grilles on Sites: 36 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0 No. Water and Electric Only: 18 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 0 No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Potable Water at Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: See RV Comments Comments: The parking aprons are gravel and dirt. The average apron size in the RV Loop is 16' X 45' and in the Camping Loop it is 15' X 40'. There is a waste station (with potable water) at the entrance to Pinon campground, about 0.5 miles above Juniper campground on Forest Rt. 13. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 8 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: For a fee, showers are available at Snuffy's Steakhouse and Cowboy Saloon, a mile or two west of campground on State Rt. 103. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Quemado Lake is 130 acres. Only electric motors are permitted. HIKING Juniper Access Trail (foot) #3.1 - 0.5 miles Cove Access Trail (foot) #3.2 - 0.5 miles FISHING Rainbow trout and Tiger Muskie (catch & release)

CAMPGROUND NAME: Mesa VISIT DATE: 05/17/1999 UPDATE DATE: 4/14/2014 STATE: New Mexico REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Wilderness NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mimbres RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Mimbres, NM, at the intersection of State Rts. 35 and 152, take Rt. 35 north 23.5 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign and go 0.2 miles to campground. Alternative route: Due to numerous tight curves, switchbacks, and steep grades, this route is not recommended for recreational vehicles. In Silver City, NM, at the intersection of US Rt. 180 and State Rt. 15, take Rt. 15 north 25 miles to a "T" intersection. Turn right at this intersection onto State Rt. 35 and go 4.1 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,100 ft. The campground is a single loop located on a hilltop above Lake Roberts among Ponderosa and Pinon pine and juniper trees. Some campsites overlook the lake. There is minimal understory but campsites are widely spaced providing good to excellent privacy. The pull-throughs are located on the outside of the loop and will accommodate large RVs. Campsites with electric and water hookups are on the inside of the loop. There is a boat ramp 0.3 miles from the campground entrance. Possible day trips are Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, Purgatory Chasm trail and pictographs along creek at Upper End campground. The community of Lake Roberts has a General Store with limited groceries, hot showers and such while Mimbres offers gas and restaurants for breakfast and lunch. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day - no hook-ups $15 per day - hook-ups Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 15 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 24 Total Sites: 24 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: No No. Tables on Sites: 24 No. Grilles on Sites: 24 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: No No. RV Pull Throughs: 12 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 40' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 3 No. Threaded: 1 Comments: Only threaded spigot is located at Site 14. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: The nearby Lake Roberts is 72 acres. Electric motors only HIKING Connector trail to Purgatory Chasm (foot) - 0.25 miles Purgatory Chasm (loop - foot) - 1 mile FISHING Brown and Rainbow trout and catfish are available at the nearby Lake Roberts

CAMPGROUND NAME: Pinon VISIT DATE: 05/20/1999 UPDATE DATE: 4/14/2014 STATE: New Mexico REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Quemado NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Quemado RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Quemado, NM, at the intersection of State Rt. 36 and US Rt. 60, take Rt. 60 west for 0.7 miles to State Rt. 32 sign. Turn left at sign onto Rt 32 and go 13.7 miles to Quemado Lake/State Rt. 103 sign. At sign turn left onto Rt. 103 and go 5.4 miles to campground on the right. NOTE: State Rt. 103 becomes Forest Rt. 13 and last .6 miles is gravel. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,900 ft. The campground, one of three in the Quemado Lake Recreation Area, is comprised of two loops. One loop, to the left of the fee board, is a family camping loop while the second loop, to the right of the fee board, is a group camping loop. Only the family camping loop is described in this Guide. For information about group camping, contact the Quemado Ranger District office. The camping sites are nestled among mature Pinon and Alligator juniper trees. It is tranquil and undiscovered with a few sites having a view of Quemado Lake. The nearby Snuffy's Steakhouse is full of local color and character and is a good place for a "cooks night off." There are also groceries and fishing supplies available at Snuffy's along with information about local events and activities. NOTE: Although part of the Apache National Forest, this campground is administered by the Gila National Forest. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 1 through September 30. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 22 Total Sites: 22 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 22 No. Grilles on Sites: 22 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: No No. RV Pull Throughs: 14 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 14' X 42' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel and all about the same size. Most pull-throughts are best-suited to cars or small RVs. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 2 Comments: For a fee, hot showers are available at Snuffy's Steakhouse a mile or two west of campground on State Rt. 103. WATER SPORTS The 130-acre Quemado Lake is nearby. A boat ramp is available; electric motors only. HIKING Pinon Access Trail (foot - next to site 47) - 0.8 miles Provides access to Quemado Lake and a network of area trails (foot). FISHING Rainbow trout and Tiger Muskie (catch & release) are available at Quemado Lake.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Pueblo Park VISIT DATE: 04/18/2014 UPDATE DATE: 4/14/2014 STATE: New Mexico REGION: Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Glenwood NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Reserve RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Reserve, NM, at the intersection of State Rt. 12 and County Rt. 435, take Rt. 12 west 6.9 miles to a "T" intersection. Turn left at the intersection onto US Rt. 180 and go 4.6 miles to campground sign. Turn right after sign onto a dirt road and go 6 miles to the campground on right. NOTE: The last 6 miles are narrow, steep, winding, and rough. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,100 ft. The campground meanders through a stand of mature Ponderosa pine along the seasonal Pueble Creek between two trailheads. The area was once a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp but there is little evidence to indicate its existence. The camp sites are well spaced so that, even with only a grass and pine needle understory, there is good privacy. Large corrals are available at both trailheads but there are no equestrian facilities within the campground. This pack it in/pack it out campground, adjacent to the Blue Range Wilderness, is best suited for tent and slide-in pick-up truck campers. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: No charge Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 15 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 10 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 10 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 10 No. Grilles on Sites: 10 Equestrian Camping: No FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS None HIKING Trail to the Past (foot only) - 1.5 miles W.S. Mtn Trail #43 (foot and horse) - accesses a network of trails in the Blue Range Wilderness 515 Trail #515 - accesses a network of trails in nearby Apache National forest FISHING No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Scorpion VISIT DATE: 05/17/1999 UPDATE DATE: 4/14/2014 STATE: New Mexico REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Wilderness NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mimbres RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Mimbres, NM, at intersection of State Rts. 152 and 35, take State Rt. 35 north 27.4 miles to State Rt. 15. Turn right onto Rt. 15 and go 17.1 miles to "Campgrounds - Cliff Dwellings" sign. Turn left at sign and go 1.2 miles to Lower Scorpion and another 0.1 miles to Upper Scorpion. NOTE: Although paved, State Rt. 15 is steep and curvy. Alternative Route: Due to numerous tight curves, switchbacks, and steep grades, this route is not recommended for recreational vehicles. In Silver City, NM, at the intersection of US Rt. 180 and State Rt. 15, take Rt. 15 north for 25 miles to a "T" intersection. Continue straight, staying on Rt. 15, and go 17.1 miles to "Campgrounds - Cliff Dwellings" sign. Turn left at sign and go 1.2 miles to Lower Scorpion and another 0.1 miles to Upper Scorpion. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,700 ft. The campground, comprised of two sections (Lower Scorpion and Upper Scorpion), is located on the same road to the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, 0.2 miles away. The campground is nestled in a canyon among Ponderosa and juniper (Shaggy Bark and Alligator) and adjacent to the West Fork of the Gila River. Cottonwoods line the river. Although the authors indicate the camping sites are "tent only," RVrs can park their rigs in the parking lots that front each section and walk into the camping sites. The nearby West Fork of the Gila River attracts a variety of birds and wildlife. The campground is located in the middle of the Gila Wilderness, the nation's first designated wilderness (1924). There are corrals nearby which provide access to the wilderness, but horses are not permitted in the campground. Visit the Forest/Park Service visitor center and its interpretive museum of the area and the cliff dwellings. Of course, visiting the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument is a must. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: No charge Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 7 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 17 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 17 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 17 No. Grilles on Sites: 17 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION RVrs can park (and camp) in the paved parking lots that front each section of the campground. There are no designated parking slots. There is an RV waste station with potable water at Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument's Visitor Center. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: Potable water currently available at the RV waste station located at Gila Cliff Dwelling National Monument's Visitor Center WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Trail to the Past (foot - interpretive) - 0.25 miles. There are over 750 miles of trails in the Gila Wilderness. FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Upper End VISIT DATE: 05/17/1999 UPDATE DATE: 4/14/2014 STATE: New Mexico REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Wilderness NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Mimbres RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Mimbres, NM, at the intersection of State Rts. 152 and 35, take State Rt. 35 north 22.5 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign into campground. Alternative route: Due to numerous tight curves, switchbacks, and steep grades, this route is not recommended for recreational vehicles. In Silver City, NM, at the intersection of US Rt. 180 and State Rt. 15, take Rt. 15 north for 25 miles to a "T" intersection. Turn right at this intersection, onto State Rt. 35, and go 4.8 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign, into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,100 ft. The campground has two spurs and located adjacent to Lake Roberts among mature Ponderosa pine. However, while the campsites are a short walk from the lake, none have a view of the lake. The turn-around for each spur is limited. Recommend disconnecting dingy at fee board before entering campground. Wildlife, such as elk, bear, eagles, wild turkey, etc., is abundant and might visit the campground. Most of the campsites are nicely terraced with stone. Possible day trips are Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, Purgatory Chasm trail and pictographs along creek south of campground. The community of Lake Roberts has a General Store with limited groceries, hot showers, and such while Mimbres offers gas and cafe's for breakfast and lunch. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 7 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 11 Total Sites: 11 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 11 No. Grilles on Sites: 11 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 24' X 48' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. Apron widths vary from 15' to 38' wide. An RV waste station is available at nearby Mesa campground, 0.7 miles west of Upper End on Rt. 35. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 4 No. Threaded: 4 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Lake Roberts is 72 acres. Power boats are limited to electric motors. HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow and brown trout and catfish. Fishing dock available down a path at west end of campground.




Fred and Suzi Dow