Gila Hot Springs Campground is a private business owned by Allen and Carla Campbell. It offers camping and natural hot spring pools beside the Gila River in southwest New Mexico. We are located 40 miles north of Silver City and about 4 miles from the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. Our area is surrounded by the Gila Wilderness and the larger Gila National Forest.



The hot springs bubble out of rocks on property owned by the Campbell family. The springs vary in temperatures from 147 to 154 degrees F. and are considered sweet springs (no sulphur odor). These springs have been used by the Campbell family since the 1940’s.

Other members of the Campbell family operate Doc Campbell’s Post, an interesting country store nearby, and the Gila Hot Springs Ranch with horseback riding and pack trips into the wilderness area, and an RV Park with full hookups and rental units with kitchens for those who are not prepared to camp.  These two businesses are separate from our Campground, and have their own websites (see links above) with contact information. If you wish to go for a horseback ride, you should contact the Ranch in advance for reservations.

Silver City, known as the “Gateway to the Gila Wilderness”, is the closest town of any size. Travel time from Silver City to the Gila Hot Springs is about an hour and 20 minutes on Highway 15.  More about Silver City, NM.


Please use the form found here, or the reservation button at the bottom of the page.  Phone contact most often goes to an answering machine.  We check email every day in the early mornings and late evenings, so please be patient.

Please note your reservation is not confirmed until you have positive acknowledgement from us.

Current Status Update:

It is now Fall Season, and the nights are getting into the 20’s now, but the days are still in the 70’s.   Weekends are busy, and reservations are encouraged.  Weekdays not so much, so early arrivals in the day can usually find spaces.