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Best Tent Sites Near Phoenix, AZ (13)

    Camper-submitted photo from Riverside Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Riverside Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Riverside Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Riverside Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Riverside Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Riverside Campground

    1.

    Riverside Campground

    9 Reviews
    20 Photos
    139 Saves
    Rio Verde, Arizona

    Riverside Riverside is a campground with an exceptional view of Bartlett Dam. Because of the close proximity to water, fisherman and avid water recreationalist enjoy this spot all year long. Riverside is less busy than most of our recsites near water because it only allows non-motorized boats. The Verde River and the riparian area are ideal for bird watching. Bald eagles are occasionally seen here.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    Camper-submitted photo from McDowell Regional Park-Ironwood
    Camper-submitted photo from McDowell Regional Park-Ironwood
    Camper-submitted photo from McDowell Regional Park-Ironwood
    Camper-submitted photo from McDowell Regional Park-Ironwood
    Camper-submitted photo from McDowell Regional Park-Ironwood
    Camper-submitted photo from McDowell Regional Park-Ironwood

    2.

    McDowell Regional Park-Ironwood

    4 Reviews
    8 Photos
    19 Saves
    Rio Verde, Arizona
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • Tents
    Camper-submitted photo from Boulders OHV Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Boulders OHV Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Boulders OHV Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Boulders OHV Area
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    Camper-submitted photo from Boulders OHV Area

    3.

    Boulders OHV Area

    4 Reviews
    8 Photos
    21 Saves
    Wittmann, Arizona
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • Tents
    • Cabins
    Camper-submitted photo from Hackamore Road Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Hackamore Road Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Hackamore Road Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Hackamore Road Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Hackamore Road Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Hackamore Road Dispersed

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    Hackamore Road Dispersed

    10 Reviews
    8 Photos
    67 Saves
    Apache Junction, Arizona

    Camping on public lands away from developed recreation facilities is referred to as dispersed camping. Most of the remainder of public lands are open to dispersed camping, as long as it does not conflict with other authorized uses or in areas posted "closed to camping," or in some way adversely affects wildlife species or natural resources.

    Dispersed camping is allowed on public land for a period not to exceed 14 days within a 28 consecutive day period. The 28 day period begins when a camper initially occupies a specific location on public lands. The 14 day limit may be reached either through a number of separate visits or through 14 days of continuous overnight occupation during the 28 day period. After the 14th day of occupation, the camper must move outside of a 25 mile radius of the previous location until the 29th day since the initial occupation. The purpose of this special rule is to prevent damage to sensitive resources caused by continual use of any particular areas. In addition, campers must not leave any personal property unattended for more than 10 days (12 months in Alaska).

    Campsite Selection Dispersed camp sites are located along most secondary roads and may not be marked. Popular locations can be recognized by the telltale flat disturbed area that has been used as a camp site before. Not all flat spots are sites. If possible, please use existing sites to avoid creating new disturbances. To further protect your public lands, campers must not dispose of any refuse, hazardous materials, sewage, or in any manner pollute the surrounding area.

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    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Dispersed
    • Alcohol
    Camper-submitted photo from Crown King Area (Horsethief Basin lake)
    Camper-submitted photo from Crown King Area (Horsethief Basin lake)
    Camper-submitted photo from Crown King Area (Horsethief Basin lake)
    Camper-submitted photo from Crown King Area (Horsethief Basin lake)
    Camper-submitted photo from Crown King Area (Horsethief Basin lake)
    Camper-submitted photo from Crown King Area (Horsethief Basin lake)

    5.

    Crown King Area (Horsethief Basin lake)

    7 Reviews
    63 Photos
    84 Saves
    Crown King, Arizona

    Horsethief Basin Recreation Area offers a variety of recreational opportunities including: hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, camping, fishing, and OHV riding. Castle Creek Wilderness is located nearby, and Horsethief Cabin and Turney Gulch Group Campground are available by reservation. Day use sites and trails are open year-round; overnight accomodations are not available during the winter. Scroll down (below the recreation map) to learn more about these recreational opportunities. Note: Until further notice, use of a high-clearance vehicle is recommended for those who plan to visit recreation sites in Horsethief Basin.

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    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Equestrian
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    Camper-submitted photo from Needle Rock Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Needle Rock Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Needle Rock Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Needle Rock Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Needle Rock Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Needle Rock Campground

    6.

    Needle Rock Campground

    1 Review
    8 Photos
    15 Saves
    Rio Verde, Arizona

    The beach on the Verde River is generally rocky, but attracts many people during the hot summer months. The area is noted for its unusual rock formations. Nearby is a protected riparian area, the Mesquite Bosque. This popular water recreation area attracts many people trying to escape the Arizona summer heat. The rocky beach area is surrounded by beautiful towering rock formations. Near the recreation site is a fenced unique biological area, a stand of mesquite. Bald Eagles and Great Blue Herons are frequently seen in this vicinity.

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    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Equestrian
    • Alcohol
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      7.

      Tonto National Forest Rattlesnake Cove

      1 Review
      7 Saves
      Rio Verde, Arizona

      Rattlesnake Cove provides direct access to Bartlett Reservoir. Rattlesnake Cove has a sloping beach suitable for use in many water recreation activities. This area boasts of beautiful vistas of the desert with mountains in the background. The beach at Rattlesnake Cove is generally gently sloping with gradual change in water depths. Enjoy this primitive area with your friends and family by bringing your own grill and gear.

      • Tents
      Camper-submitted photo from Margies Cove West Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Margies Cove West Campground

      8.

      Margies Cove West Campground

      4 Reviews
      2 Photos
      27 Saves
      Gila Bend, Arizona

      Margies Cove West Campround includes day-use parking for ten vehicles, three campsites with picnic tables and steel fire rings, a vault toilet, and informational signage.The campground is adjacent to Margies Cove West Trailhead.

      • Phone Service
      • Tents
      • Group
      • Standard (Tent/RV)
      • Alcohol
      Camper-submitted photo from The Point Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from The Point Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from The Point Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from The Point Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from The Point Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from The Point Campground

      9.

      The Point Campground

      1 Review
      7 Photos
      121 Saves
      Tortilla Flat, Arizona

      Boat access only.

      The Point is located in the Mesa Ranger District and is mostly known for boat access only camping on Canyon Lake. There are only three designated camp units at this site, but the camp units can also be used as picnic sites for day use. Boaters enjoy The Point during summer months along with fishermen because of the courtesy dock. No garbage collection. Pack it in, Pack it out.

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      • Tents
      • Picnic Table
      • Toilets
      • Alcohol
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        10.

        Civilian Conservation Corps Campground

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        1 Save
        Carefree, Arizona

        CCC Camp This recreation site is situated on the former site of the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp used in the construction of Seven Springs and Cave Creek recreation sites. CCC features large sycamore shade trees next to a small creek. CCC provides access to the Cave Creek trail system. This area is a good spot for bird watching.

        • Pets
        • Fires
        • Tents
        • Trash
        • Picnic Table
        • Toilets
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