Camping on the Gila NF is under a 14-day stay limit on all ranger districts. With a little over 3 million acres there are also many opportunities for dispersed camping.
The offices of the six ranger districts of the Gila National Forest are open 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., except for federal holidays. The forest is open 365 days/year and 24 hours/day. No permits are needed for camping or hiking in the Wilderness areas.