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Established Camping

Owl Creek Campground

About

Bureau of Land Management

Bureau of Land Management

On November 28, 1990, Congress created the Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area. Four perennial waterways - the Gila River, Bonita Creek, Eagle Creek, and San Francisco River - are the lifeblood of this remarkable place. The Gila Box RNCA holds one of the most significant riparian zones in the southwest and offers tremendous recreational opportunities. Owl Creek Campground has 7 camping unit spaces, picnic tables, grills, ramadas, and restroom facilities available to make your stay more enjoyable. The campground is a stop on the Black Hills Back Country Byway.

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Location

Owl Creek Campground is located in Arizona

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Directions

Owl Creek Campground is located 10 miles south of Clifton within the Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area. The campground is located at the east end of the Black Hills Back Country Byway perched on a cliff overlooking the historic Old Safford Bridge.

Coordinates

33.4758 N
109.1889 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Unknown
  • Verizon
    Available
  • AT&T
    Unknown
  • T-Mobile
    Available

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Phone Service
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol

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3 Reviews

Jorge G.
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2024

Nice, quiet stop along 191

A small campground overlooking the Gila River. Only about a half dozen sites but very lightly used and isolated. $5 fee. Closest stores are in Clifton, and the little station in Three Way. The road to the campground from US-191 is dirt, but easily passable by any vehicle that isn't a lowrider. Good condition. 

Gravel tent pads, awnings, grills, firepits, and clean restrooms. No hook-ups or water/sewer. Decent T-Mobile service, nice BLM Ranger checked on us both mornings. Woke up to the mine blasting one of those mornings, but that wasn't entirely unexpected. 

Overall a great place to stay, would recommend.

Month of VisitMarch
  • Review photo of Owl Creek Campground by Jorge G., March 4, 2024
  • Review photo of Owl Creek Campground by Jorge G., March 4, 2024
  • Review photo of Owl Creek Campground by Jorge G., March 4, 2024
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Reviewed Jun. 8, 2022

A lot to offer

Small, but very lightly used. Camp sites are well separated with concrete picnic table and large awning at each site. No water but a clean restroom facility. Several of the campsites overlook Owl Creek Canyon. The Gila River flows through the canyon and has water almost all year. A kayak launch point and a picnic ground next to the river are about a quarter mile from the campground. the picnic ground is a great place to relax next to the river. Because of its remote location, it doesn't get much use. Been there four times, and was the only one there every time.

Dee W.
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2021

Solitude + Stars

A few miles off 191 south of Morceni. 2 pull thru sites and 5 others. Clean. Fire rings. Trash. Vault facilities. $5 night. Quiet. Only one here in fact.

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Month of VisitOctober
  • Review photo of Owl Creek Campground by Dee W., September 16, 2021
  • Review photo of Owl Creek Campground by Dee W., September 16, 2021
  • Review photo of Owl Creek Campground by Dee W., September 16, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Owl Creek Campground have wifi?

No, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, Owl Creek Campground does not have wifi.

Is there cell phone reception at Owl Creek Campground?

According to campers on TheDyrt.com, Verizon signal is available, AT&T is unknown, and T-Mobile is available.