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Sapillo Dispersed Camping Area

7 Reviews


National Forest

This is a nice shady campground under ponderosa pines. Sapillo is an undeveloped campground under ponderosa pine and is a favorite of group campers. For any large group, we recommend this large campground.

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7 Reviews

Jorge G.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2024

Near Great Hiking, no fees

Sapillo Creek lies straddling the original branch of the CDT. This is a free, national forest dispersed campsite with a couple pit toilets and very few other amenities, no cell signal either. Easily accessible from NM-35 and near a couple of general stores in Lake Roberts (10 minute drive north) and Mimbres (15 minute drive south). 

Popular with the local crowd during peak camping/ATV season, so be mindful that there might be some related noise during the summer; but generally sees little use during winter and the shoulder seasons.

Month of VisitMarch
Beth G.
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2023

Free and shaded

This is one of our favorite springtime camping spots. There aren’t any numbered sites, but there are makeshift campfires and flat areas all around. The site also has trash disposal and vault toilets. Lots of trees for shade and hammocks.

This spot is popular with large crowds and off road vehicle enthusiasts. Expect music until 10pm and the sound of engines. It’s a great place to boondock with a generator.

Lots of easy trails to ride around on with our mini bikes. Plenty of space to set up camp with 2 families and a few smaller tents.

Lake Roberts is just zip the road for fishing opportunities.

Month of VisitJune
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Greg T.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2023

Tucked away in the woods

Beautiful dispersed camp site both pull through and back in. We camped there in and only saw one other camper. Keep in mind zero cell service.

Month of VisitMay


Sapillo Dispersed Camping Area is located in New Mexico

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The campground is located 10 miles north of Wilderness Ranger District in Mimbres.


33.00869686 N
108.11463367 W

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