Percha creek and a campsite
A small campground along the banks of Percha Creek. This campground is near the historic towns of Hillsboro and Kingston, and also within easy driving distance of several hikes.

Campground data:

Controlling agency: Gila National Forest; Black Range Ranger District
Region: Southwest; Gila.
On the east side of the Black Range
CG elevation: 6256ft; 1907m
Campsite count: 4.
Visual density: 4.00.
Fee: $0.00.
Season: May 01 to October 31. Fee depends on weather and budget. It is closed in winter.
Dogs: Yes. on leash
Horses: Unknown.
Handicapped accessible: Unknown.
General tent notes: There are several smooth flat areas that make good tent sites.
RV parking surface: gravel
RV pull-through spaces? Unknown.
General RV notes: No hookups.
General notes: This campground is near several hikes in the Gila National Forest.
Campground facilities: trash can(s) (There is also a sign saying pack out all trash.), vault toilet(s), cooking grill (Only one campsite has this), fire pit.
Campground attractions: hiking (nearby), fishing, scenery, history, stream.

When we visited it:

Date: 2007-01-03
Cleanliness: 8. I found 7 and 9 small pieces of litter in two campsites and one aluminum can.


Waypoint Type Description
KNGSTNCGCampgroundKingston Campground


Paper maps:
Map name Cartographer Year Scale Topo map? Online access Notes
Aldo Leopold Wilderness US Forest Service 1984 1:63360 Y From Amazon (purchase)
Gila National Forest US Forest Service 1997 1:126720 N from Amazon (purchase) South half
Wildernesses of New Mexico US Forest Service 1981 1:1000000 N No online copies. Base map with national forests, wilderness areas and highways.

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Getting to the campground:

From I-25, take exit 63 (south of Truth or Consequences). Take NM 152 west. You pass through the twon of Hillsboro. About 25 miles from the Interstate, the campground is on the right. If you get to the town of Kingston (where main street separates from NM 152), you passed the campground.
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About the campground:

Our truck in a campsite
A short gravel road parallels the highway, and the campsites are along this road. Just beyond the campsite and our truck is Percha Creek.
Here is another of the campsites.

Plants we saw around the campground:

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