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About Manning Camp
Operator
National Park Service
Features
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Picnic Table
No Trash
Location
Manning Camp is located in Saguaro National Park in Arizona
Latitude
32.208 N
Longitude
-110.555 W
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2 Reviews of Manning Camp
Challenge but great views along the way

This place is one of those little places that if you are willing to work for a camping spot you will have one of the most unique experiences. Hiking to this area is a task which I wouldn't suggest for the average day camper, but for those who like an adventure it is perfect!!

The trek in we found numerous kinds of cacti scattered throughout the duration of the hike. Many flowering which made for a dramatic view along the way!!

When the scenery changes you are met with large pine trees and such a different view, it is like night and day.

The campsite itself is positioned around a scenic and historic cabin which has a great story to tell to all those who arrive. The water here is really beautiful and when you arrive, unlike some camps where you might miss the site due to lack of signs, this one will CLEARLY indicate you have arrived.

Being that this is a backcountry site you won't find a lot of amenities here but it has spectacular views along the duration of the hike in and out as well as in the space itself.

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Cactus magic

I love this National Park. It's beautiful and mysterious. Despite close spaces to camp, it was a lot of fun. It was quiet and people were respectful. Land landscape is amazing and the cactus forests are beautiful. My tent was surrounded by coyotes, which was wonderful.