Owl Creek Campground

On November 28, 1990, Congress created the Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area. Four perennial waterways - the Gila River, Bonita Creek, Eagle Creek, and San Francisco River - are the lifeblood of this remarkable place. The Gila Box RNCA holds one of the most significant riparian zones in the southwest and offers tremendous recreational opportunities. Owl Creek Campground has 7 camping unit spaces, picnic tables, grills, ramadas, and restroom facilities available to make your stay more enjoyable. The campground is a stop on the Black Hills Back Country Byway.

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Owl Creek Campground is located 10 miles south of Clifton within the Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area. The campground is located at the east end of the Black Hills Back Country Byway perched on a cliff overlooking the historic Old Safford Bridge.