Upper End

No short text A campground situated on the edge of Lake Roberts in amongst the ponderosa pines of the Gila National Forest. A trail leads off from the campground to (nearly) circle the lake.

Campground data:

Controlling agency: Gila National Forest; Wilderness Ranger District
Official URL:forest service campground web page
Region: Southwest; Gila.
CG elevation: 6066ft; 1849m
Campsite count: 12.
Visual density: 0.00. visual density not recorded.
Fee: $10.00.
Season: All year. Snow can affect accessibility and usability of the campground.
Dogs: Yes. on leash
Horses: Unknown.
Handicapped accessible: Unknown.
RV max length: 32ft; 10m
RV parking surface: gravel
RV pull-through spaces? Unknown.
Campground facilities: water, trash can(s), vault toilet(s), fire pit.
Campground attractions: fishing, lake (Lake Roberts), year-round access.

When we visited it:

Date: 2000-12-27
Cleanliness: 9.


Waypoint Type Description
GUECGCampgroundUpper End campground


Paper maps:
Map name Cartographer Year Scale Topo map? Online access Notes
Gila National Forest US Forest Service 1997 1:126720 N from Amazon (purchase) South half
Gila Wilderness US Forest Service 1984 1:63360 Y from Amazon (purchase) East half
Mogollon Mountains BLM 1987 1:100000 Y from Amazon (purchase)
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 Mimbres, take NM 35 north until you come to the campground on your right.
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About the campground:

Lake Roberts from the campground
This campground is up against Lake Roberts. A hiking trail leads out which works its way around the lake. The trail starts out easy to follow, but gets fainter the further you go. When you get to the dam, you should be careful. We went down and crossed at the base. Once past the dam, the trail continues and is easy to follow most of the rest of the way around. When you get near where the stream which provides the water to the lake is, head out to the road and take it back to the campground.
To the right you can see campsite 11, which is a fair representation of what most of the rest of the sites look like.
Site 11

Plants we saw around the campground:

Reader comments about this campground:

On Thu Mar 18 23:51:59 2010 Adrian Gutierrez from El Paso, Texas said:
I'm planning a trip up next weekend to do some camping and fishing with my daughter. It has been at least 25 years since I have been to Lake Roberts and lost touch. Your site is extremely helpful. Thank you for the information it is greatly appreciated. I'm sure my daughter and I will have a blast! Posted: 3/19/2010

On Sun Aug 1 13:19:16 2010 Tony A. from Las Cruces, NM said:
I heard that this site is now just a picnic site. I've camped here every year for the last 5 years and we enoy how close the lake is. The trail to the lake is really nice too! Anyone know if the rumor is true? You cant camp here anymore??

On Mon Aug 2 18:39:53 2010 The Webmaster from Albuquerque, NM said:
I just checked, and the forest web site still calls this a campground.

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