Lower Scorpion Campground

Gila National Forest

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Highway 15
Silver City, NM 88061
505-536-2250
505-388-8201
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GPS: 33.2301, -108.2577

Last Price Paid: $0
Number of Sites: 7
Elevation: 5741 ft
Max Stay: 15
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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2 people have reviewed this location.

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TigerNomad
Sun Valley, ID
Provan Astro Tiger XL
94 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

TigerNomad would stay here again

“It's Open!”

Reviewed Apr 10, 2017

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.

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Renegades
ON, Canada
30 Cedar Creek Silverback, 5th wheel
1998 Dodge Ram 2500
9 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: n/a

Renegades would stay here again

“A parking lot”

Reviewed Jun 04, 2016

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.

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glasgows_onthego

28 Ford Four Winds Five Thousand
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe
82 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 0
Site Number: 0

glasgows_onthego would stay here again

“Closed due to road washed out.”

Reviewed Jan 19, 2017

Overall Rating

Closed due to road washed out, call ranger station first

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

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