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This campground is halfway between Tucson and El Paso and makes it a convenient to stop if you’ve been driving through like we were. It’s a very dusty campground ⛺️. The areas are nicely separated and it’s was good for a night. They have a camp store and good size bathroom with showers and several sinks. It’s an older KOA and not as nice as a lot of others I’ve stayed at. It’s definitely nice to have internet and service. The campground is located within a small, kind of rundown town. There is a grocery store within a mile which was good for grabbing stuff to make dinner if you don’t already have it.

The area we stayed in was for tenters however, there are various areas for RV’ers.

They have a swimming pool in season (May 15-September 15, game room, free cable TV, free wireless internet, and a Camping Kitchen ready for group events. An activity center is available for groups as well as food service on certain days. Max pull thru: 80 feet.

Nice spot

We are newer to RV camping but really liked this campground. Fairly busy, Easter weekend, but didn’t seem like we were on top of each other.

Really nice place.

Lots of room. A little tricky to get to, especially with a trailer as the road is basically a single lane.

Very spacious and great WiFi

What a great find. This RV Park is still taking reservations during the coronavirus pandemic. We called and got a site for three nights. Sites are long and spacious, level, gravel, wide with shrubbery and some fencing between, adding lots of privacy. Both easy back in and pull through sites. Several large clean showers/bathrooms, laundry and library but no amenities like a pool or hot tub. Did i mention the Excellent cell, and even better fast WiFi, which was very good with multiple access points to connect to through out the park. Staff are super friendly and helpful. Great prices ($34) and we used AARP to get additional discount($16), they also accept Good Sam. Cabins available. We were very happy and recommend it.

Fun day trip or for dispersed camping

Millions of years ago, volcanic activity in the Southwest create lava rocks and fire agate. Inside the Rockhound area you can walk and collect fire agates right off the surface of the ground. It is the desert equivalent of searching for sea shells at the beach. It makes a fun day trip for families and rock enthusiasts. If rocks aren’t your thing, bring an ATV, 4x4, or dirt bike and enjoy miles of trails and dirt roads.

The Rockhound area can be accessed from the Black Hills Scenic Byway or the main access road. We had no issues finding it using Google Maps. We did take a 4x4 on this trip, but it isn’t necessary. Any vehicle that can handle a few miles of primitive/gravel road should be fine.

If you’re adventurous enough, spend the night in one of the dispersed camping sites. Just be prepared. There are no facilities or water available. The site only has a sign, a log book and a small trash can. The area is very rocky and I don’t recommend tent camping, but it would be feasible with some raking. There were 3 other groups camping while we were there and they were all sleeping in some type of camping vehicle. There aren’t any trees, so we experienced lots of high wind gusts. As a precaution, We took our awning down in the middle of the night, but our roof top tent was fine. Although this area is remote, you can see the lights from Safford,AZ at night. We didn’t have a fire, but they are permitted (as long as there isn’t a fire ban in effect). Some of the sites had camper-made fire rings/pits dug into the ground and surrounded by rocks.

Nice area- if you get the right spot

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.

Water recreation areas in AZ are sparse, so this place holds a certain appeal. The facilities are nice and clean but if you’re not careful you could end up with only a view of your neighbors. We didn’t stay at the tent cabins, but they also looked nice. I’d come back to stay in the cabins with a group of friends or as a one night stop on the way somewhere else. It’s a great place to stop, swim, shower and hit the road for another adventure. When you haven’t seen a shower in days, they are so beckoning.

Pros: larger sites and further spaced out then your typical RV park. Several sites include a covered picnic table(most in the Gila Loop do not). All sites have water, a fire pit and a table. Also- fishing! $20 a night for non-electric site is a good price since you can take free hot showers in the park. Cell phone service (T-Mobile) and WiFi).

Cons: Most sites don’t have much of a view. Very few trees. Only a few sites are suited for tent camping. Busy park, expect to see a lot of other campers. Hot tub is permanently closed.

Nice break from the desert heat but overpriced

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.

The drive up scenic highway 366 is worth a trip regardless. There are some amazing views of the Pinaleños. Since it’s still February, the road to the top of the mountain was closed to us so we decided to stay at Arcadia since it’s open year round.

We were the only people staying overnight, which surprised us since it was a holiday weekend. We did see a group picnicking when we first arrived though. Also, we could hear sports cars on the highway at night. Probably racing down the tight switchbacks.

No water, so make sure to bring your own. Toilets were clean, pit toilets and there were 2 sets. Campsites are pretty spread out. Some were 30-50 feet from the main road and wouldn’t really suit our needs as RTT campers. Lots of trash cans and a few bear boxes. Each site has a fire pit with a cooking grate and a cement picnic table. For camping in AZ, it is well suited for tent camping. We stayed in site 12. Most other sites wouldn’t not be ideal for RTTs.

I would definitely return to the Pineleños, but I’m going to wait until April, when we can access the sites at the top of the mountains.

Overall, it’s a nice wooded area, but with only 1 hiking trail (to Shannon Campground, 10mi r/t) and no vista views from the site, I don’t think it’s worth $20 a night. We decided to only spend 1 night here.

River view

Open well kept campground. 5 bucks a night. Just a walk from the river and a nice riparian area. Campsites have a ramada with picnic table and a fire ring.

Noon Creek

Nice little sites just a walk from where you park. We van camped twenty feet from our fire had a great view of the valley and full moon coming up over the mountains. Alittle hike from some nice riparian areas. Bathrooms are “ight” and theres quite a bit of trash around which is ridiculous and upsets me (a whole other thing I could go off on) but we cleaned our site and any trash we came across while collecting fire wood. Reason for three stars is it’s just not worthy but this area is a pretty good place to be for a base camp to explore Mt. graham. Oh and we had a risqué skunk trampin around in the early hours of the night. No biggie.

Quiet and cleab

Thus park is nice if you like fishing or floating in the lake. The. Camping spaces are really close together and most hold could hold a 10x10 tent.. Some look like they couldn't hold a tent at all..but its still nice.. Close to town in case you forgot anything.. We had space 44. Big plus is WiFi and out phones get data and phone service no problem