Welcome

PLEASE NOTE! We are NOT an RV Park. We have no hookups. Small self-contained RV ONLY.

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 sulfur odor). The Campbell family has used these springs since the 1940s.

Other local businesses are Doc Campbell’s Post, an interesting country store, and the Gila Hot Springs Ranch and RV park.      These two businesses are separate from our Campground and have their own websites (see links above) with contact information.
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 1¼ hour on NM Highway 15.  More about Silver City, NM.

Announcements and Contact Information

  1.  The only way to make camping reservations is to press the green button at the bottom of the pages.
  2. It is quick and easy to fill out, and you will quickly get an auto-reply to your e-mail.  We answer Requests early in the mornings and evenings, so please be patient.  Also, the email gives both of us a permanent record, and we can continue communicating as necessary. 

Current Status Update: June, 2024: 

We have the following highway closure information:  Highway 15 will be closed from June 6th until 12th from Silver City to the junction of Highway 35. 

From Silver go east on Highway 180 to Highway 152, then to Highway 35 near Mimbres, then to the junction of Highway 15.  Turn right on Highway 15 to Gila Cliff Dwellings about 15 miles to our Campground.  Look on the map on our webpage for more details.

 

An option that may help you secure a campsite if you do not have a reservation:

If you will be in the area, check our registration whiteboard on-site for “open camps.”   You may register following the protocol written beside that whiteboard.  The envelope for the fee is provided for self-registration, and we will get back to you when we come around.    Note that “open camps” means the square on that date, and that camp number is blank.   (Not an unusual situation due to cancelations)

 

                                        

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. The Gila Wilderness and the larger Gila National Forest surround our area.