Bog Springs offers some exceptional scenery, either right from your campsite or a short walk away. Many visitors unfamiliar with Arizona will be surprised by the high grasslands that climb the slopes of the Santa Rita Mountains, the thick oak woodlands, and the conifer forest that covers the mountain tops.
The sites are first come, first served but we didn’t have any issues finding a spot during the winter. Our site had plenty of space for 2 vehicles, 1x 3-person tent and 3x 1-person tents. The sites are well shaded with trees and each site has a fire pit and bear box.
Lots of hiking trails available. Since it’s a wilderness area, they are all pet friendly. It is the perfect getaway from Tucson.
The Ranger and camp host we meet were super friendly!
Loved hiking in Madera Canyon, they have lots of options for difficulty and length with good wildlife and epic views. There were a LOT of people looking for rare birds in April or May (I forget what they were excited about!). This is a nice simple campground with water and toilets, but nothing else. Cheap and I don’t think it fills up often. Despite the name there aren’t bad bugs or wet ground, but lots of nice trees.
This is an amazing camp ground, we were there for insect collecting and it did not disappoint! I am enamored by the area and the wildlife! During the Monsoons however, mind the chiggers.
We stayed one night at Bog Springs Campground. Each camping spot is very well shaded, and complete with grills and picnic tables. Bathrooms are also common to the camp ground. Driving in you get a beautiful view of Mount Wrightson. It can get pretty crowded during peak times (holiday weekends and summertime), but we had no problem finding a campsite when we visited (late January). Several of the campsites have more than one spot for a tent - perfect for medium sized groups, and there are plenty of surrounding trees - perfect for hammocks! There are several trailheads within walking distance of the campground (including the Bog Springs Trail).