Campground closes due to flooding concerns

Signal fire
After the Signal fire burned in the area, a campground is closing due to flooding concerns.

SILVER CITY, N.M. (KRQE) – The recent rain is causing concern in the areas burned by last year’s signal fire.

The fire was just outside Silver City in the Gila Wilderness and burned about 5500 acres.

With recent rains, officials are concerned about flooding so they’ve closed cherry creek and McMillan Campgrounds located off Highway 15.

They say the low entrances could cause visitors to become trapped.

All other campgrounds remain open in the Silver City Ranger District. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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