The Gallo Campground is tucked within a rocky area of the Gallo Marsh in the Chaco Culture National Historical Park in Nageezi, New Mexico. This rugged campground has 49 single sites and two group sites that can accommodate between 10 and 30 people and up to five vehicles. There is a lot of low-level vegetation around the campground, but no trees, and no shade. Except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day, the campground is open year-round. Dogs are welcome to join in on their human's camping trip, but must always be leashed.
If you're looking for a remote camping experience, this is the one for you! There's no cell phone coverage or services, so it's important to come prepared. Campers should pack plenty of water, sunscreen, food, clothing for all temperatures, and other supplies. During the campground's peak season from March to October, there are restrooms with flush toilets. If you visit during the off-season, there are portable toilets. Each campsite comes equipped with a picnic table and a campfire ring. Campers can operate generators for one hour at a time between 8 AM and 8 PM.
The Visitor Center is one mile from the campground, and that's where campers must pay an entrance fee in addition to their camping fee upon arrival. Single campsites cost just $15 a night, while group sites go for $60, and the entrance fee for the park per vehicle is $25 for seven days. From the Visitor Center, campers can drive the canyon loop road which takes them to several front and backcountry hiking trails that will take you to ancient cultural sites. Don't forget to pick up an information packet before leaving the Visitor Center!
Campers can stay for up to 14 days at a time at a single site or up to seven days at a group site. Group campsites often fill up quickly, so be sure to book in advance so you don't miss out on experiencing this pawesome campground for yourself!