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About Ben Lilly Campground

This campground is an ideal area to escape the summer heat.

Operator
National Forest
Access
Drive In
Features
Alcohol Allowed
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
No Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
Location
Ben Lilly Campground is located in New Mexico
Latitude
33.3977 N
Longitude
-108.5938 W
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Directions
Access the campground from Reserve due to the Bear Fire and flooding of 2006. Use FR 119 and FR 153 to access Willow Creek from Reserve.  
2 Reviews of Ben Lilly Campground
Extremely rural. Lots of wildlife.

This spot is not easy to get to. You need the proper type of vehicle (off road with clearance). It is dry as a bone, but beautiful nonetheless. There are large trees and a perfect river. We saw a wolf, wild hogs, and signs of bears (droppings). If you want to connect with the wild, this is the place for you. As long as you know how to handle wildlife in a respectful way you will have nothing to worry about. The only drawback is that there is charred forest on either side of the campground. Though the campground itself is like a little oasis. Highly recommend visiting here. It gets VERY cold at night during early summer, so make sure to go prepared.

First to Review
Ben Lily Campground

Campsite is clean with bathrooms. Easily accessible by 2wd vehicle. Benches and fire pits at each site. Close to willow creek where fishing for gila trout is possible. Creek is a bit shallow and damaged due to erosion and recent flooding however gila trout can be found in larger pools around.