Please note: In July 2023, a major rockfall occurred near the cliff dwelling. 8 sites have been temporarily closed until at least October 2024 due to a high risk for additional rockfall. The trail by the cliff remains closed during this time as well. Please check in at the visitor center for additional information.
Open All Year. Closed 6 nights: the night before Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving, December 24th, December 25th, December 31st and January 1st.
Gallo Campground, located one mile east of the Visitor Center, is open year-round. Tucked among the fallen boulders and cliffs of Gallo Wash, the campground offers camping in a rugged environment, surrounded by petroglyphs, a cliff dwelling, inscriptions, and a high desert landscape. There is no shade. The campsites are available by reservation. Reservations will be open on recreation.gov three months prior to the date. Camping is limited to 30 days in a calendar year, and 14 consecutive days at a time. Group campsites may be reserved for no longer than 7 consecutive days at a time. As a reminder, if you are not here by the second day of your reservation, you do forfeit the remainder of your reservation and the campsite will be sold on a "first come, first serve" basis for the rest of the reservation. For more details on camping regulations within the park, see the Superintendent's Compendium.
Most sites are open to RVs or tents. Car camping is allowed. There is a limit of six people, two tents, and two vehicles at each campsite. No tent camping is allowed in the "RV Only" sites.
Please keep in mind the following information:
Occasionally, the 32 regular sites and 2 group sites in Gallo Campground fill up. Usually, this occurs on Friday and Saturday afternoons, holiday weekends, and on other unpredicted days when many visitors and groups happen to converge. Alternate camping options can be found here.
Gallo Campground Group Sites:
Two group campsites are available, each accomodating 10 to 30 people and no more than 5 vehicles. Group stays are limited to seven (7) days at a time. Group campground reservations must be made in advance by visiting www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777. The cost for group camping is $60.00 per night. The group campsites are designed for tent camping and cannot accommodate RVs, pop-up trailers, etc. Picnic tables and a fire ring (with a grill) are provided at each site.
Last updated: September 27, 2023