Willow Creek Campground, Glenwood, NM

Reserve Ranger District

Gila National Forest

Free Camping Near Glenwood, NM

This is free, small, developed campground offered by Gila National Forest. There are only four campsites here, though only the first three are open, with the fourth being washed out. These are tent sites only, and only small vehicles, cars, vans, and pickup trucks are allowed. RVs are too big to fit here.


Reserve Ranger District

Gila National Forest

District Office

Tel: (575) 533-6231


GPS: 33.4017, -108.5800

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 Willow Creek Campground

Willow Creek Campground provides a quiet, peaceful area in the pines. It’s located approximately 30 miles from the town of Glenwood, which has the nearest fuel station. Willow Creek is nestled in the canyon under tall pines alongside a stream.

NM 159 (Bursum Road) has extremely difficult driving conditions from milepost 12, just past the town of Mogollon to mile marker 17. High clearance, 4-wheel drive vehicles are strongly recommended. An alternate route is south from Reserve, via FR 141 and south on FR 28. This is an unpaved, improved two-track road.

There is a turn-around at the end of the campground, but this has been washed out from the stream. RVs will not be able to turnaround in this campground if all campsites are taken.

There are no trash cans at this campground.

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