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Lower Scorpion Campground

Gila National Forest

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Highway 15 Silver City, NM 88061 505-536-2250 505-388-8201 Official Website

GPS: 33.2301, -108.2577

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Overview of Lower Scorpion Campground

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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Number of Sites 7

Elevation 5,675 ft / 1,729 m

Max Stay 15

Tent Camping Yes

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Sun Valley, ID 20' Forest River R-Pod Ford F-150
96 reviews
“It's Open!”

Reviewed 4/10/2017

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Overall Rating

Both Upper and Lower Scorpion were open as of April 2017, after a major road repair necessitated by a washout.

I didn't actually stay in Lower Scorpion - it's much more uneven than it's neighbor Upper Scorpion. Both are set up for tents, not rigs, but the park staff are more than happy to accommodate campers in the lot.

For more info, read my review for Upper Scorpion.

Site Quality

TigerNomad would stay here again

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ON, Canada 30' Cedar Creek Silverback, 5th wheel 1998 Dodge Ram 2500
9 reviews
“A parking lot”

Reviewed 6/4/2016

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: n/a
Overall Rating

There are no actual sites, per se. Parking is in the small lot which is quite uneven. However, there are vault toilets and a series of picnic tables, fire rings and BBQ grills throughout the areas beside the parking lot. There is an "upper" and "lower" Scorpion campground. The upper is a bit bigger. Super close to the Gila Cliff Dwellings which are a must-see. Free dump station and potable water available at the nearby Visitor Centre. Steep ride into the Forest. Our brakes got a workout on the way down. No cell service of any kind.

Site Quality

Renegades would stay here again

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of

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  • dry camping
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • dump station
  • restrooms: vault
  • water available
  • pets


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