Head of the Ditch Campground, Luna, NM

Quemado Ranger District

Gila National Forest

Free Camping Near Luna, NM

This is a free, developed campground offered by Gila National Forest. There is plenty of room for several full-sized RVs, including picnic tables, and a vault toilet. There is also room for dozens of tent sites in the main area of the campground, and along Forest Road 882 heading south from the campground.


Quemado Ranger District

Gila National Forest

District Office

Tel: (575) 773-4678


GPS: 33.8187, -108.9903

Reservations: First come, first served

Camping Fee: None

Permit: None

Max Stay: 14 days in a 45-day period

Amenities: Picnic tables, vault toilet

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Camping at Head of the Ditch Campground

Head of the Ditch Campground is located in a scenic valley approximately 1.5 miles west of historic Luna, New Mexico on US Highway 180. The campground is marked with a blue campground sign, not with the usual Forest Service campground sign.

Water from the San Francisco River which runs through the campground is used for irrigation in Luna Valley. The campground is located at the head of the irrigation ditch which gives Head of the Ditch Campground its name. The campground has a large open area and shady campsites with pine, oak, cottonwood, and willow trees.

Head of the Ditch Campground fills up fast during the Luna Pioneer Days and Rodeo weekend (usually the third weekend of July).

There are no trash cans here, you must pack out all your trash.

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