Guide To Camping In Arizona
Arizona is the place when it comes to camping. You have plenty of amazing places to choose from when you plan to camp under the Arizona sky filled with stars.
Camping in Arizona
One of the best things about camping here is the mild temperatures and glorious sunshine. Arizona has amazing weather that begs for you to get out there and enjoy the state. You can ski in Arizona's mountains, fish in Arizona's rivers, and enjoy everything in between. From colorful deserts to forested mountains, you have beauty you just can't get in any other state. Many campgrounds are open year round which makes Arizona perfect for camping under the stars.
Catalina State Park
This park sits just below the beautiful Santa Catalina Mountains just minutes from the city of Tucson. The camping areas are open year round, making this a terrific place to get away from it all but still be within reach of a major urban center. The park is 5,500 acres and boasts trails for hiking, horseback riding, and biking. These trails are often launch points into the Coronado National Forest. See amazing desert wildlife, flora, and saguaro cacti. You can climb up trails into the National Forest at 3000 feet of elevation. The park includes an equestrian center, restrooms, gift shop, and showers.
Alamo Lake State Park
If you're looking for great fishing, Alamo Lake State Park has great fishing where you can catch bluegill, channel catfish, largemouth bass, and black crappie. Not into fishing? That's okay, because you'll see some of the most spectacular desert landscape around. On the west side of the state and almost 40 miles from the nearest city makes Alamo Lake State Park perfect for stargazing.
Dead Horse Ranch State Park
Dead Horse Ranch State Park gets its name from the ranch it originally came from. The Ireys family who owned the ranch had discovered a dead horse on the road before they bought the ranch in the 1940s and the name carried over when the state acquired the property. Dead Horse Ranch State Park is excellent for fishing either at the stocked lagoon which has bass, catfish, and trout, or the Verde River. At 3300 feet in elevation, the mild temperatures are perfect for trail rides (they have a horseback riding tour center), canoeing, or hiking. Located in Cottonwood, you'll find plenty to do.
You'll find these camping sites and more in Arizona. The perfect place to camp.