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44 Reviews of 7 Vail Campgrounds

Micah J.
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2022

Wrong gps coordinates

This site is actually about an hour further up toward Mt Lemmon. Search “Whitetail campground” to find it. All the roads in this area are gated off

Month of VisitFebruary
F
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2021

Great spot

Great rates

Month of VisitNovember
Ash C.
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2021

Great campground clean bathrooms !

While busy, this is a well ran and well managed campground. The hosts are diligent to touch base with everyone coming in (safety) and the campsites though somewhat close together, offer unique ways to capture some privacy. The mountain can get very cold and windy at night, so make sure you have a…

Month of VisitNovember
Elizabeth M.
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2021

Peaceful and Beautiful

I stayed 2 nights with my dog and it was a fantastic experience. The lake was beautiful, the creek made for lovely hiking, and the campsite hosts were friendly and helpful. I cannot wait to stay again!

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Month of VisitOctober
Miles G.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2021

Nice getaway from summer heat

Rose canyon lake was a nice place to relax and do some fishing.

Month of VisitAugust
DThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2021

Nice weekend escape

Campsites are well maintained. For our setup with a roof top tent there aren’t a lot of sites that can accommodate. Camp ground is super busy. The lake was completely surrounded with people fishing. No swimming and no kayaking without a special permit. Restrooms were well maintained. Camp…

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Month of VisitAugust
MThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2021

Clean and friendly

Terrific views and close to needed amenities. Shower and bathrooms very clean.

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Month of VisitAugust
Alexis S.
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2021

Gorgeous mountain top site

Got here on a Sunday evening and were incredibly lucky to get a site close to the lake! The drive up to the campground is gorgeous and the campground is great as well. Spots are drive up with picnic tables, bear boxes, and space to set up a tent or two. There’s a camp store and public pit toilets.…

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Month of VisitJuly
Candy P.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2021

Large campground in Mt Lemmon

Spencer Canyon campground in Mt Lemmon is nestled under the pine trees and boasts a 15-20 degree drop in temperature from nearby Tucson. Bear boxes are provided as are vaulted toilets. I’ve seen trailers travel down the canyon, but I wouldn’t try it. The roads are steep and narrow. Perfect for tent…

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Month of VisitJune
Candy P.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2021

Perfect tent camping spot

This sky island campground in Mt Lemmon is perfect for a quick weekend getaway from Tucson. The weather here is 10-15 degrees cooler than the city. This campground is small, with tent sites tucked away between pine trees. A vaulted bathroom is at the center of the parking lot.

Month of VisitJune
Alex S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2021

Get there early and be rewarded

I don’t pay for camping too often but glad I did here. Just passing through on an AZ trip and decided to pay for a couple nights just to relax.

This CG is huge with 60+ sites (can’t remember exactly how many) however they do fill up quick prior to the weekend. It’s in a wonderful area off the…

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Month of VisitJuly
Candy P.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2021

Perfect for big groups

This campground boasts several group sites, complete with plenty of parking, large gazebos with multiple grills for your group gatherings, and tent pads scattered throughout. The tent pads are not close together, giving you the privacy you need to retreat to your tent but still close to the…

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Month of VisitJune
Kathy H.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 21, 2021

Well kept

This is a well maintained facility. Friendly people. Close to Tucson. Cable and wifi. Pet friendly. Sites are close together but when we visited, we were spaced well.

Month of VisitJune
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Reviewed May. 16, 2021

Quiet and Friendly

There was a small complication about my reservation, which was entirely my mistake and the wonderful camp hosts fixed (thanks, Shane and Vicky!), but I ended up doing a first-come-first-serve campsite search. Midweek in May, I had my pick, and found a wonderful site with tons of room, right at the…

  • The trek to the top was worth it, not just because cell and internet live here.
  • The ground sparkles a little. Sit or lie on the dirt and you or your dog will look like you're returning from a rave in the desert, covered in dust and glitter.
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Month of VisitJune
Kaylene H.
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2021

Loved this campground !

Had a great experience here. We all enjoyed the super nice pool & hot tub. They also had a neat cactus garden to walk through.
Shuffle board available too.

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