Grapevine Campground, Gila Hot Springs, NM

Wilderness Ranger District

Gila National Forest

Free Camping Near Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument

This is a dispersed camping area that was at one time designated by Gila National Forest, but is no longer today. It still remains open for free camping, it's just no longer an official campground anymore. There are no amenities here, There are perhaps five previously-used campsites here.


Wilderness Ranger District

Gila National Forest

District Office

Tel: (575) 536-2250


GPS: 33.1794, -108.2049

Reservations: First come, first served

Camping Fee: None

Permit: None

Max Stay: 14 days in a 45-day period

Amenities: None

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Free Camping at Grapevine Campground

The road leading up here, Highway 15, is all paved from Silver City on up. The road leading into the campground itself is firm-packed gravel, suitable for any vehicle.

The campsites here are generally of decent size. You could back-in a full-sized motorhome or fifth-wheel into a few of the previously-used sites. Because this campground is no longer an official Forest Service campground, fewer people tend to camp here than at Forks Campground, which is now the only “official” free campground located within range of Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument.

This is a great place for riverside camping if you want to spend a couple of weeks here and do some hiking and photography at nearby Gila Cliff Dwellings.

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