Mills Rim Campground, Mills, NM

Mills Unit

Kiowa National Grassland

Free Camping at Kiowa National Grassland

This campground is located at the rim of the Canadian River Canyon intended for larger vehicles that can't make it down to the lower Mills Canyon Campground. There are six sites at this campground, all of which are large, suitable for full-sized RVs, and the road conditions are firm-packed, fine for 2WD.


Mills Unit

Kiowa National Grassland

Grassland Office

Tel: (575) 374-9652


GPS: 36.0704, -104.3489

Reservations: First come, first served

Camping Fee: None

Permit: None

Max Stay: 14 days in a 45 day period

Amenities: Picnic tables, fire rings, cooking grills, vault toilet

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Camping at Mills Rim Campground

Overall, a generally well-kept campground with clean facilities, and a vault toilet stocked with toilet paper. The road is firm packed dirt, and suitable for 2WD vehicles. There are some potholes coming in, but nothing you can’t steer around.

If you find this campground full, there are other spur roads that take you to the canyon rim where dispersed camping is allowed.

This area is also frequented by wildlife. Expect to see deer and pronghorn antelope. You’ll also hear coyotes howling at night. This is also a great area to ride your mountain bike with lot of dirt roads to ride along.

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