Silver City, NM, March 24, 2020 -- The Gila National Forest has begun the orderly closing of developed recreation sites to protect public health and safety and align with state and local measures already in place to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. The following closed sites and/or restrooms are listed by ranger district: 

Black Range Ranger District          575-894-6677

Beaverhead Picnic Area Restroom                                            Restroom at CDNST Trailhead - NM Hwy 59

Wolf Hollow Campground                                                            Kingston Campground

Emory Pass Vista Observation Site Restroom                       Restroom at Monument Park Cabin

Restroom at Forest Boundary Kiosk - NM Hwy 59

Glenwood Ranger District             575-539-2481

Big Horn Campground                                                                   Cosmic Campground

Cottonwood Campground                                                           Pueblo Park Campground            

Restroom at Aldo Leopold Vista Observation Site               Restroom at Sandy Point Trailhead

Restroom at San Francisco Hot Springs Trailhead                Restroom at Glenwood RD parking lot

Catwalk Recreation Area - including Whitewater Picnic Area and Catwalk NRT #207

Quemado Ranger District              575-773-4678

Armijo Springs Campground                                                        Restroom at Cove Fishing Site

El Caso Campgrounds 1, 2, 3, 4                                                   Head of the Ditch Campground

Juniper Campground                                                                      Piñon Campground

Restroom at Quemado Lake Spillway                                       Valle Tio Vinces Horse Camp      

Reserve Ranger District  575-533-6232

Aeroplane Mesa Campground                                                    Apache Creek Campground

Ben Lilly Campground                                                                    Dipping Vat Campground

Restroom at Snow Lake Fishing Site                                          Willow Creek Campground

Restroom at Willow Creek Trailhead

Silver City Ranger District              575-388-8201

Restroom at Big Tree Trailhead                                                  Cherry Creek Campground

Restroom at Dragonfly Trailhead                                               Gomez Peak Group Picnic Site

Restroom at Gomez Peak Trailhead                                          Iron Creek Campground

Little Walnut East and West Group Picnic Site                      Little Walnut Picnic Site

McMillan Campground                                                                  Railroad Canyon Campground

Restroom at Mogollon Box Day Use Area                               Upper Gallinas Campground

Restroom at Gila River Bird Area

Wilderness Ranger District            575-536-2250

Restroom at Clinton P. Anderson Overlook                           Forks Campground

Grapevine Campground                                                                Restrooms at Lake Roberts Boat Launch and Dock

Lake Roberts Picnic Area                                                               Lower Scorpion Campground

Lower Black Canyon Campground                                             Restroom at MeOwn Trailhead

Mesa Campground                                                                          Restroom at Middle Fork Trailhead

Rocky Canyon Campground                                                         Sapillo Group Campground

Restroom at TJ Corral Trailhead                                                 Upper Black Canyon Campground            

Upper End Campground                                                                Upper Scorpion Campground

Restroom at Vista Village Interpretive Site                            Restroom at Woody's Corral Trailhead

Restroom at the Wilderness Ranger District parking lot

For information on the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, check their website at or calling them at 575-536-9461.

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