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Fishing is good and the weather is sunny and warm moving to cold nights right now, so come on out and enjoy the splendor of the Gila! The sun is shining and the hummingbirds and many other species of bird are returning or moving through. Bring your cameras!

Don't forget the fishing license, gasoline, and cash in Silver City.

Our Store is now CLOSED for the season. probably re-open in May 2014.


Some Cabins are still available.

Cedar has a new propane stove for heat.

Certain cabins are unavailable, please read the cabins page carefully.

Check out our special rates and deals on the Cabins page!

Yes, you can have campfires here. Wind permitting.  we are no longer suffering fire restrictions! yay! (be aware fireworks and such are not allowed here or anywhere in the Gila.)

The Lake was stocked in late December.  Fishing Report:

Lake Roberts: Fishing was good for Trout, using worms, peach salmon power bait, and hotdogs.

Fishing was good using worms and liver for catfish.  The lake is OPEN (see note below)

Gila River:  Water flow is around 100cfs. Fishing has been fairly good. 

Bear Canyon LakeFishing was fair to good for catfish using salmon eggs, powerbait, homemade dough bait. the lake is full.

Catch of the week at Lake Roberts:

On August 17th, L. Cortez  caught an 18" trout using a worm.

On May 17, Keith Miller caught an 8-pound flathead catfish. He was using a worm. 

Remember, we sell bait and tackle in the store :)


(Updated Jan 22nd)

Note on the Lake Roberts Dam Project: There's a lot of misinformation flying around, so let's clear it up. The lake is OPEN..  the boat launch is CLOSED. shore fishing is GOOD, even with the lower water level. you will have to walk a little ways, but you can see the fish jumping.  the lake is down over 10 feet. you can see things you never would normally and it's pretty interesting.  You could still put a canoe or small boat in the lake, but you'd have to walk it along the shore a little. There's no water at the boat launch.  Tons of birds are enjoying the fishing, why can't you? 

They are working on improving the spillway and will be raising the dam so as to hold more water.  The *dam* itself is closed for fishing due to the construction, you can get down to the shore east of the dam, but cannot access the dam itself. People are still catching nice catfish as well as some trout. SO FEEL FREE TO COME ENJOY THE SUNSHINE AND FISH IN LAKE ROBERTS! : 



Gila Cliff Dwellings Announces  New Tour Time
 Entrance to the Gila Cliff Dwellings is permitted from 9 am until 4 pm MT. Visitors entering by 4 pm have until 5 pm to complete their visit. Volunteer staff is available all day in the cliff dwellings to answer questions. Beginning on Friday, November 29, 2013, the daily guided tour of the cliff dwellings will be offered 1 pm instead of the current tour time of 11 am. The 1 pm tour time will continue throughout standard time and then change back to 11 am during daylight saving time. Those planning to attend the guided tour should begin hiking up from the trailhead contact station no later than one-half hour before tour time. Visitors may also take the selfguided tour by obtaining a free copy of the Cliff Dweller Canyon Companion trail guide available at the trailhead.
Visitors should dress for the weather, carry water, and wear shoes or boots suitable for rugged trail walking. For more information, please contact the Gila Visitor Center at (575) 536-9461 or visit our website at


You can have a generic motel experience anywhere. Why not enjoy the Gila with us in our beautiful and rustic setting? We offer the comforts of a motel and the experience of camping all rolled into one! Here  you can  enjoy a cabin, campfires, BBQs, and private sitting areas as well as the birds and wildlife of the Gila! If someone wants a cabin and someone wants a tent, we can accomodate the best of both worlds. Find out why people return year after year for their vacation experience!

Four gentle seasons make our southwest New Mexico wilderness area a place for year round enjoyment with cool nights and bright sunny days. Pefect for your Family reunion's or summer get away Vacation Resort spot. You can catch beautiful Rainbow Trout, Gila Trout, Big-mouth Bass and fat Catfish at Lake Roberts. 

The Gila National Forest is well known for it's abundant wildlife, numerous forest trails, Indian ruins, quaint businesses, local artists and the famous Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, all in the unique south west. Come travel "The Trail of the Mountain Spirits" and visit the historical Mimbres Valley, Lake Roberts, the Gila River, Gila Hot Springs, Pinos Altos, and Silver City NM areas. 

Gila History

The area is rich in history from the ancient Indians such as the Mimbres, who's highly sought after black and white pottery can still be found marking burial sites throughout the Gila, to The Cliff Dwellings  where Geronimo was born. Mangos Colorados (Red Sleeves) and his son in law, Cochise roamed these mountains as well.  The U.S. Cavalry built the old wagon trail, now route 15, to hunt Geronimo unsuccessfully. (read more).

Gila Wildlife

The Lake Roberts Cabin's & General store is located in the Gila National Forest which is noted for it's spectacular scenery ranging from high cool mountains with aspen and douglas fir to warm semi-arid lowlands with juniper, oak and cactus. 

The Gila is a truly special place. Life abounds everywhere and this area is simply teeming with birds, flowers and plants, trees, animals, reptiles and amphibians, fish, bats and insects. Immerse yourself in nature. This undeveloped natural country can refresh the human spirit simply by its grandeur, purity, and remoteness. The Gila National Forest includes more wilderness than any other national forest in the Southwest.  Come see our beautiful landscapes and wildlife.

Gila Outdoror Adventures

Experience the Continental Divide Trail,  which is a premier national scenic trail that stretches from the Mexican border to the Canadian border.

Cliff Dwellings National Monument is near by where visitors are still welcome to walk inside the dwellings. 

Exciting outdoor activities and experiences include (read more):

  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Birding
  • Native American Lore
  • Biking
  • Stargazing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hot Springs
  • the Gila River
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Lake Roberts Cabins & General Store
869 Highway 35 w HC 68 Box 195 w Silver City, NM 88061
(575) 536-9929
Lake Roberts, New Mexico
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