Apache Creek Campground is a quiet, undeveloped place defined by its ponderosa pines and abundant wildlife. It has somewhat of a reputation, but only in the best way in that its visitors take extraordinary care of the place. The closest village of Reserve is about 12 miles away. Stop by Ella’s Cafe where Yelpers rave about the burger and UFO-sized burritos.
Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
10 sites
Up to guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Apache Creek Campground.

Hot spring
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
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Hipcamper Vernon
Vernon O.
recommends this listing.
August 4th, 2021

This is a great campground, on our way there it rained but we managed to arrive before night fall. It is deep in the forest and it is very secluded. I did call and talk to the ranger who gave me directions and also told me the best time to arrive so that I could get a spot. Sunday afternoon when the weekend campers were leaving, He was correct.We only spent one night there and it was very quiet and only a few other campers were there.
There is no cell service!! So be prepared to be cut off from everything. It is well kept and clean. Unfortunately when we left all electricity was out in the local towns, so we had to wait a couple of hours to get diesel. But we waited at an RV camp and filled the water tanks and dumped for $18.00

Hipcamper tom
Tom S.
recommends this listing.
July 18th, 2019

I have camped here several times over the past ten years. The campground is large with only 10 designated sites all with good separation and a bit of privacy. Every site could be occupied yet I still have the feeling of not being crowded at all.
No water, No host and No Fee. Pit toilets.

Apache Creek Campground
Hipcamper Kate
Kate M.
didn't provide a recommendation.
September 19th, 2017

Great campground! Quite large and well groomed for free camping! There is a little gas station to re-fill on conveniences should you need them, otherwise it feels very secluded. Don't expect cell service!

Poor quality photo of a great site!
Hipcamper Kate M.
recommends this listing.
September 15th, 2017
Gila National Forest
New Mexico
United States
Phone Number
(575) 388-8201
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Official Website
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33.829° N, 108.628° W
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 10 Sites
(Up to people per site)