According to a press release from the Gila National Forest, the West and Middle Fork of the Gila River have experienced high water flow over the last few days. Due to the rise in waters, several closures have been put into effect. The Grapevine Campground on Forest Road 528 and the lower Forks on Forest Road 614 have been closed due to flooding. The main Forks Campground currently remains open. The Upper and Lower Scorpion Campgrounds south of the Gila Cliff Dwellings also remain open.
The National Weather Service is predicting further flooding for this part of the state through Friday, so even though water levels are lower today, the campgrounds remain closed. National Forest officials will re-assess the campgrounds later on Friday to determine if they will be safe to reopen for the weekend.
Please contact the Wilderness Ranger District office at 536-2250 for more information.