Forks Campground

Gila National Forest

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East Forest Camp Rd.
Silver City, NM 88061
505-536-2250
505-388-8201
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GPS: 33.1837, -108.2061

Last Price Paid: $0
Number of Sites: 7
Open Seasonally: Yes
Elevation: 5604 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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Zennie (Uphill Zen)

21 Toyota Sun-Land Express
10 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3

Zennie (Uphill Zen) would stay here again

“Beautiful cliffs, and river access too!”

Reviewed Aug 26, 2017

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I loved this place! This free National Forest campground is located on a little bluff overlooking the Gila River. The forks of the river join together near here, hence the name of the place. On the opposite side of the river are beautiful cliffs, so it makes for a really pretty campsite view.

The place was totally empty when I arrived, so I was able to select a spot with the river right behind me, and a gorgeous view. It looked like most of the spots do have a view. I left just as the 4th of July crowd started arriving, so I suspect it filled up then.

The small campground has a clean pit toilet, but no other facilities. There is a short road you can walk down to reach the river, and that's a lovely spot for relaxing, sitting with your feet in the water, or some people even went swimming. The only water available is the river.

The road up here from Silver City is a winding little mountain road, all paved, but slow going. But it's a beautiful drive, so just take it slow and enjoy the scenery.

When I next visit the Gila, I think I'll end up staying at the same place. It's wonderful!

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Cliffs and Camping at the Gila Forks - Uphill Zen

I'm camping at the Gila Forks campground, a lovely spot right above the Gila River. The forks of the river come together near here, and there are fabulous cliffs just across the wa...

Hookups:
  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
Recreation:
  • recreation trail
Facilities:
  • restrooms: vault
Pets:
  • pets

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