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Forks Campground

5 Reviews

About This Campground

This campground features beautiful cliffs along the West Fork of the Gila River.

This campground is a great place to stop on the way to the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument (15 miles north). Overnight camping is allowed in the upper portion of Forks; however, the lower portion of…

Site Types

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

Features

For Campers

  • Firewood Available
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Walk In
    Park in a lot, walk to your campsite
  • Hike In
    Hike a trail to your campsite
  • Boat In
    Boat to your campsite

Reviews

5 Reviews of Forks Campground

Ratings Breakdown

  • 0
  • 0
  • 2
  • 2
  • 1
Kelly A.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2021

Great views!

Short drive from Gila Cliff Dwellings. No running water, no cell service, no WiFi and they have vault toilets. If you need those amenities then this is not the campsite for you. There was no crowd mid week during the end of February. The day warmed up nicely and the night was cold, just bring the…

Grady D.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2021

Nice, free dry camping near the Gila Cliff Dwellings

We spent three nights at the Forks campground with our 38 ft. 5th wheel toy hauler.

I don't recommend towing something this big to this area, but it can be done safely - would definitely not do it if snow is forecast.

There was one other camper there.  It was quite cold at night 20 - 23 degrees…

Month of VisitMarch
Elias The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2020

Nice place but can get slightly crowded

The place itself is very nicely located close to a river access, the river area is beautiful and the water is clean and cool. Nothing about this place is bad, it's actually beautiful, but unfortunately some of the folks that frequent it aren't very nice and here is why I give it 3 stars. The…

Location

Forks Campground is located in New Mexico

Directions

The Forks Campground is located approximately 40 miles north of Silver City on the east side of New Mexico Highway 15, just north of mile marker 38, and is located approximately 5 miles south of the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument.

Coordinates

33.18348314 N
108.206422 W

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About This Campground

This campground features beautiful cliffs along the West Fork of the Gila River.

This campground is a great place to stop on the way to the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument (15 miles north). Overnight camping is allowed in the upper portion of Forks; however, the lower portion of the Forks Recreation Site along the West Fork of the Gila River is  day use only.

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