Regarding the Gallo Campground during the Thanksgiving Holiday:
The Gallo Campground will be closed on Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 thru the morning of Friday, November 29th, 2019.
Visitors will need to vacate Gallo Campground by 11:00 am on Wednesday, November 27th, 2019.
Visitors can start returning to Gallo Campground on Friday, November 29th, 2019.
Please plan accordingly.
Individual sites are $15/night. Senior and Access passes offer a discount for camping. Group sites are a flat rate of $60/night. Visit www.recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777.
Open All Year. Closed for Thanksgiving (See note above), December 24th, 25th and 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. Camping is limited to 14 days. Each campsite costs $15.00 per night. Interagency Senior and Access pass holders pay $7.50 per site, per night. There is a limit of six people, two tents, and two vehicles at each campsite. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
Each site has a picnic table and fire grate (with a grill). Bring your own firewood or charcoal. Gathering wood is prohibited and no firewood is available in the park. Most sites include a tent pad. Pets are permitted, but must be kept on a leash at all times. Do not approach or feed the wildlife. The campground has water and restrooms with flush toilets, but no showers or hook-ups. Site #11 and both restrooms are handicap accessible.There is no gasoline, auto repair, food, or ice available in the park. To make the most of your visit, please plan ahead and come prepared.
Sites 36-49 are for tent camping only, which is open only during the summer season. Most of the other sites are open to RVs or tents. Car camping is allowed.
Trailers and RVs over 35 feet in length cannot be accommodated. There are no hook-ups. A dump station is located in the campground. Generators may be operated one hour at a time between 8:00AM and 8:00PM. Sites 12-16 are for RV camping only.
Occasionally, the 48 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 days at a time. Group campground reservations must be made in advance by visiting www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777. All groups making reservations must call and inform the Visitor Center of their stay (505-786-7014 ext 253). 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. Wood gathering is not permitted. Bring your own or purchase at the visitor center. There are restrooms with flush toilets, but no showers or hook-ups.