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About Bonita Canyon Campground

Bonita Canyon Campground is located in Chiricahua National Monument, known as the "Wonderland of Rocks." Visitors love Chiricahua for its stunning rock columns (hoodoos), hiking trails, and birding opportunities.

Recreation

Chiricahua National Monument offers over 17 miles of hiking trails; a complimentary shuttle is available to transport hikers to several trailheads each morning. Birders frequent Chiricahua for the diversity of species that reside in or migrate through the area. The park also offers sweeping views of the surrounding valleys and ranges which make for stunning photography opportunities.

Facilities

Originally built by the young men of the Civilian Conservation Corps, there are 25 basic sites and one larger group site available at Bonita Canyon Campground. Flush toilets and potable water are provided (no filling of water tanks) and all campers have access to food storage lockers. All sites have a picnic table, grill, tent pad, and the group site has fire pit. Utility hookups are not provided, with the exception of one site reserved for ADA access that has electricity available for medical use. No dump station. Sites are narrow and will not accommodate side by side parking. Be sure length of campsite is long enough for both your trailer and vehicle. Some sites are difficult to back into due to sharp angles. Although most trails are open to horseback riding, there isn't any overnight camping for horses and horsetrailers. See the Coronado National Forest. no hanging of hammocks or any items from trees or other vegetation. Quiet hours are from 8 pm to 8 am; no generator use is permitted during quiet hours.

Natural Features

Set in a pine and oak forest, Bonita Canyon Campground provides an atmosphere of relaxation. Most campsites are well shaded, and have a good view of the creekbed (usually dry) that runs through the campground.

Nearby Attractions

The park contains an historic district, and offers tours of Faraway Ranch, a 1900s guest ranch. The visitor center is open daily, closed December 25, and provides interactive exhibits about the cultural and natural history of the park, plus a Western National Parks Association store. For more information about the park, visit www.nps.gov/chir .

Charges & Cancellations

The Group Tent Site is available to groups of 8-24 people. The minimum fee per night is $24 and the maximum fee per night is $72.

ADA Access: N

Sites
25
Price
$20.00
Operator
National Park Service
Access
Drive In
Features
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Picnic Table
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Location
Bonita Canyon Campground is located in Arizona
Latitude
32.0111 N
Longitude
-109.3553 W
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Directions
Chiricahua National Monument is 45 minutes southeast of Willcox and 2 hours southeast of Tucson, AZ. From I-10 east 1. Take exit 336 toward Willcox for 4 miles. 2. Turn left onto Arizona 186 E (E Maley Street) for 31 miles. 3. Turn left onto Arizona 181 E for 4 miles. 4. Veer left onto E Bonita Canyon Road and into Chiricahua National Monument. The campground is 2.5 miles ahead on your left. From I-10 west 1. Take exit 344 toward Willcox. 2. Continue on N Haskell Ave for 5 miles. 3. Turn right onto Arizona 186 E (E Maley Street) for 31 miles. 3. Turn left onto Arizona 181 E for 4 miles. 4. Veer left onto E Bonita Canyon Road and into Chiricahua National Monument. The campground is 2.5 miles ahead on your left.
7 Reviews of Bonita Canyon Campground
One of our favorites

My husband, myself and our 2 small dogs live in Tucson, AZ. We recently acquired a roof top tent and we’ve been trying out various campgrounds across the Southwest.

This is still one of our favorite National Parks to stay at. The sites were “pull though” so it’s perfect for our Roof Top Tent set up. Plenty of trees and hiking opportunities. Honestly, it’s worth the trip just to see the coatimundis. They are ADORABLE!

Pros: Coatis! Scenery. Easy to access. Water. Bear boxes.

Cons: As typical in National Parks, the majority of hiking trails are not dog friendly. No showers. no fire pits, just BBQ that can be used for cooking with fire.

Very relaxing place

So much shade and nature. Had a wonderful hike right by our campsite. Bear box does hold a lot. BBQ is used for campfires and it was actually perfect. Had a water Spicket right by our camp. The bathrooms were very clean and even had soap to wash your hands. Camp host, Steve, was very helpful. Went on a weekday end of May and it was very quiet. Don’t notice your neighbors really.

Great campground home base for Miles of hiking trails in geological wonderl

Not for large RVs. Check on length constraints

Special spot

Truly amazing, remote, below the radar park in southeast AZ, worth a stay. The campground is a typical NPS facility in a wooded grove next to a creek with plenty of shade. Black bear sighting!

Chiricahua National Monument!

Super underrated and amazing national monument on the south eastern border of Arizona. Definitely worth a stop in!

Chiricahua National Monument is very underrated!

The campground is beautiful and the national monument feels very spiritual. If you have not explored this southeast corner of Arizona, you are missing out!

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Chiricahua National Monument is very underrated!

The campground is beautiful and the national monument feels very spiritual. If you have not explored this southeast corner of Arizona, you are missing out!