Ben Lilly Campground, Glenwood, NM

Reserve Ranger District

Gila National Forest

Free Camping Near Glenwood, NM

This is a small, free, developed campground offered by Gila National Forest. There are only five campsites here, a few of them are suitable for small to medium-sized trailers. However, the road in along State Route 159 (Bursum Road) is rough gravel after leaving the town of Mogollon, and 4WD is required especially in wet weather.


Reserve Ranger District

Gila National Forest

District Office

Tel: (575) 533-6231


GPS: 33.3975, -108.5933

Reservations: First come, first served

Camping Fee: None

Permit: None

Max Stay: 14 days in a 45-day period

Amenities: Picnic tables, fire rings, vault toilets

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Camping at Ben Lilly Campground

Located along the banks of Willow Creek, Ben Lilly Campground offers a tree shade and a fair amount of peace and quiet due to being located far from town along a bumpy, narrow, dirt road.

The route starts from the town of Glenwood, NM at the intersection of US-180 and State Route 159 (Bursum Road). The road is paved all until you reach the other end of Mogollon, which then becomes firm-packed dirt and gravel. The road gets bumpy and rocky as you drive up and over the high points of the mountain range.

There are no trash cans at this campground.

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