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Definitely a winner!

Quiet, clean, a winner! I've stayed at this campground three times now. It's always such a pleasure to stay here. The bathrooms are clean, the people are nice, and the sites are well-spaced. Even managed to get a 23 mile bike ride through the desert today. Great place to stay when exploring Saguaro National Park. Will definitely stay here again.

Cleanest campsites ever!

1-17-2021 site 33. Talk about clean! This is by far the cleanest campsite I have stayed at. The camp host are really nice and really do care about the camps. Nice and quiet at night. Electric and water at the sites. And some cool Arizona fire rings. We weren’t able to go into the caves because of our small child but there is a hiking trail which was nice. Great weekend getaway. Site 33 is right next to the cabins so are kinda close to there fire pits when relaxing but all the other sites look perfect.

Fun but dirty and noisy

Great Lake if you can hop on a kayak and get away from the day beach area. Weekends during the summer are crazy. It’s the only real lake in the whole area so it is what it is. We go 3/4 times a year. Bird watching is amazing. Also can hike the trail and see some cows. Water and electric on sites plus fire pits. 6/25/2020

Beautiful lake and trails, a bird watchers heaven.

We camped in our Tellaro in space 18. It's a nice wide spot where we could easily fit a 2nd vehicle or a 5th wheel and truck. Due to Covid the bathrooms, water hookups and dump station were closed but they all looked like nice facilities. The camp spaces are nicely spaced out except for 2. #'s 35 & 36 are attached so they would be good for 2 rigs traveling together. 14 looks like one of the best spots if you reserve it quick enough. Great place for empty nesters or families with kids as there is a nice beach and picnic area if you dont mind tons of people and kids, otherwise it was pretty crowded. The views are spectacular especially as the sun sets. This is a birders paradise with a scenic overlook and trails into the bird sanctuary.

A real Arizona gem of a dispersed camp spot

This area is also called Empire Ranch. The ranch is 44,000 acres boastes lots of wildlife elk, antelope, coyotes, kangaroo rats, and roadrunners. The ranch house can be toured along with several bunkhouse and barns. Several western movies have been shot on the ranch and lots of the scenery looks familiar from these said movies. John Wayne Frank, Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sam Elliott are some of the actors in these movies. Water can be acquired at the camp host and gift shop area at the ranch house. The ranch has an airport which all the large Class A Class Cs and goose neck campers usually camp because the campsites are on the air strip area and requires very little backing. A true gem of a dispersed camping area.

Dispursed BLM camping among the cactuses

This is dispursed camping carry in carry out very remote dirt roads. Would be very difficult for a large Class A or larger Class C. Mostly small campers and tents.😎😁

Well shaded campground near Mt Lemon

Affordable campground for mostly tent and "car camping". Vault toilets we lacking locks. At the time of this writing, the water was not working because the previous years fire melted the water supply line to the camp but the ranger indicated that it was being fixed in the next couple of months. No cell service whatsoever. Get there early, it fills up!

Well shaded campground near Mt Lemon

Affordable campground for mostly tent and "car camping". Vault toilets we lacking locks. At the time of this writing, the water was not working because the previous years fire melted the water supply line to the camp but the ranger indicated that it was being fixed in the next couple of months. No cell service whatsoever. Get there early, it fills up!

Expensive site needs to be cleaned more often

When we arrived I wish the park rangers would have been more Informative on where to park, boat ramps, FIREWOOD, things to help out people who have never been. We had a great campsite that we boated to and camped which we loved. Company wasn’t as friendly as expected people would come in and fish right at our campsite, we didn’t mind but just be prepared people are not as warm and inviting to a simple hello. I wish when we arrived that the site was cleaned up. Trash was over full the table was extremely dirty and the fire pit was filled with so much ash we had to shovel it out just to utilize the pit. I get it but dang we paid over $65 dollars to camp for a dirty site not my favorite but it was beautiful! It’s a busy lake so be sure to book ahead best of luck. Bring your own wood because you can’t collect wood at the sites which we found out. Oops. Also hope your prepared to have company we had a couple of cows and a bull at our site and scared the crap out of us and the dogs had a hard time sleeping. To be honest Mo (which I named our cow) made things interesting through the night. Great memories.

Wake up next to Saguaros

A lot of ATVs, noise, and trash, but the view is pretty fantastic. Park along the road and set up camp, but there are many prickly friends nearby so be careful.