You’re going to love what you see at Mills Canyon Campground. It’s remote, the scenery is top notch, and its right by the Canadian River. Plus, the remnants of brick buildings add a nice touch. It is recommended that you bring high-clearance vehicles (not cars or vehicles pulling trailers) as the road leading to camp is very narrow, steep, and winding. The nearby village of Roy was used as a filming location for the Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker flick, Did You Hear About The Morgans?
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
12 sites
Up to guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Mills Canyon Campground.

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Hipcamper Amber
Amber H.
didn't provide a recommendation.
April 25th, 2017

This place was HOT! Granted, we decided to camp here in the middle of July-probably not the best choice. There were a lot of flies too. But I think it would be gorgeous in the off-season. The old ranch house and canyon made for some lovely photographs, and it wasn't bad once the sun went down. It was so hot we took a dip in the very muddy river-at that point we didn't care! We had the place to ourselves-not sure if it was because it was mid-week or due to the weather. At any rate, it was a nice place. Quite different from any other place I've been in New Mexico. It was very quiet and the stars were incredible!

Driving into the grasslandCampCamp siteThe canyon from above.
Hipcamper Terry
Terry G.
recommends this listing.
January 9th, 2018

There are two campgrounds, one upper and one lower. The lower requires four wheel drive but is well worth the trip. The Canadian river runs thru the lower and it is less populated.

Hipcamper Chase
Chase R.
recommends this listing.
May 29th, 2018

I was a little concerned about the access road into the canyon. I found it to be easy to navigate when dry in a loaded pickup truck. A few of the sites have some good shade trees but most sites are most exposed during the day. Campsites were well equipped and the toilets were clean.

The scenery on the drive down is incredible.The canyon cools down quickly once the sun falls below the canyon walls.
Hipcamper Amber H.
recommends this listing.
April 25th, 2017
Kiowa National Grassland
New Mexico
United States
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36.048° N, 104.377° W
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Tent / Van: 12 Sites
(Up to people per site)

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