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Gordon Hirabayashi Campground

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About This Campground

National Forest

The name Prison camp came from the Federal Honor Camp begun in 1937 to house federal prisoners supplying labor to build a road providing access into the Santa Catalina Mountains. Prisoners had been convicted of federal crimes ranging from immigration law violations to tax evasion to bank robbery.…

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  • Tent Sites

Features

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  • Pull-Through Sites

Reviews

3 Reviews of Gordon Hirabayashi Campground

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Reviewed Jul. 28, 2018

nice area to hike

The campground is ok, but attracts all kinds of people some more raucous than others. The hike from there is well worth doing, into sycamore canyon, though there are several other hiikes close by. Best used in early spring winter and late fall.

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Kristen H.
Reviewed May. 20, 2018

Quick stay

Very busy, couldn’t find a good spot.

Linette G.
Reviewed May. 16, 2018

Rustic, dusty, but nice

Spent a couple of weeks here. It's a busier campground, as there is trailhead parking at the end of the campground, so expect lots of dust. However it sits away from the Highway so is a little quieter and has easy access to several hiking/mountain biking trails, horse trails, and a rock climbing…

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Location

Gordon Hirabayashi Campground is located in Arizona

Directions

Take the Catalina Highway off Tanque Verde Road in Tucson. Drive 4.2 miles to the Forest boundary and continue approximately 7 miles to the campground. As you go up the mountain, the campground entrance is on your left.

Coordinates

32.33778027 N
110.71892036 W

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