Gwynn Tank Campground, Reserve, NM

Reserve Ranger District

Gila National Forest

Free Camping Near Reserve, NM

Gwynn Tank Campground is a free, developed campground offered by Gila National Forest. There are seven marked campsites, three of which are large, pull-through sites for full-sized RVs, the others are back-in sites for cars, vans, pickup trucks, or small RVs. The campground largely serves Gwynn Tank Pond, a popular fishing hole.


Reserve Ranger District

Gila National Forest

District Office

Tel: (575) 533-6232


GPS: 33.5374, -108.5322

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 toilet

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Camping at Gwynn Tank Campground

Gwynn Tank Campground is a flat site in an open ponderosa meadow. Additionally, Gwynn Tank Campground is located adjacent to its namesake Gwynn Tank pond. The pond is historically stocked for recreational fishing.

No reservations needed, first-come/first-served. All campgrounds on the Gila National Forest have a 14-day stay limit. OHVs and ATVs prohibited in the campground, as are saddle, pack, and draft animals. Pets are okay.

The best route to this campground is via Forest Road 141, also known as “Reserve Beaverhead Road”. This road starts off as “Main Street” inside the town of Reserve, also marked as “Highway 435”, as it heads south of town. Once this road crosses over San Francisco River, it changes names to “Reserve Beaverhead Road”. From the bridge, stay on this road for 28 miles (about a 1 hour 15 minute drive) straight to the campground.

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