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Recent Dispersed Reviews Near Vail

71 Reviews of 14 Vail Campgrounds

Janet M.
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2022

Free BLM

Good place for a temporary camp. It’s pretty close to the road so it’s noisy. Very close to town for supplies or site seeing.

Month of VisitFebruary
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2022

Great spot!

Stayed two nights and was a great area. Ended up getting a spot near the main road but overall was very quite. Insane views and just a unique area. Empire Ranch had potable water to fill up and there are a ton of vineyards within 20 minutes. Was super windy one day but definitely coming back.

Month of VisitFebruary
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
Savannah M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2022

Good place to stay near Saquaro National Park

This is a big lot right off the side of the highway. A lot of people in the area with tents and campers. Super close to gas stations and places to eat. Free of course and not a lot of privacy but all in all a good place to stay in a pinch!

Month of VisitFebruary
Middlebury P.
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2021

Road noise

People have left trash and tires everywhere it’s disgusting!

Month of VisitJanuary
PThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2021

It's just a spot to park, honestly..

It's truely justa spot to park. We got there and it was kind of packed. We didn't want to park right next to other people so we drove down the road a bit to the east of the little mountain. We found a spot. That night police came blasting through shining spot lights, it appeared as though they were…

Month of VisitJanuary
Brad S.
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2021

Hey it’s Free

This BLM land has plenty of spots to park and camp. There is quite a bit of road noise though. Not bad for free camping though.

Month of VisitJanuary
jThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2021

Peaceful and beautiful

If you are looking for a place that is easy to get in and out of as well as peaceful and remote, this is it! There’s a few other campers here, but lost of space between sites so we can never hear them. Great space to walk the dogs around here. It’s gets a little windy at times and the cows can make…

Month of VisitJanuary
MThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2021

BLM site with some noise

Typical BLM site, road noise, and shooting range sounds are familiar here. The road and areas are pretty flat; ok in rains also

Month of VisitJanuary
JThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2021

Nice stop of the highway.

The BLM land had several entrances. We went in towards the end of the road, but found the parking was more level at the third or forth turn off. We came in after dark so it was hard to say the best direct route. The second turn in is very steep. We saw the dip when we went to leave and opted for…

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Sitetowards the front. the glow of the traffic lights were about 200 yards away.
Month of VisitJanuary
Frank S.
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2021

BLM Close to Tucson

Easy to find spots to car-camp or pull in your RV. Wifi signal was sufficient to FaceTime friends. Ajo Hwy noise was not overwhelming. 20 minutes to Tucson. There is even a McDonalds and gas station nearby that caters to the vacationers heading down to Puerto Peñaso in Mexico.

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SiteSnyder Hill on the south side of Old Ajo Hwy
Month of VisitNovember
Nicole J.
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2021

Amazing campground!

Exceeded expectations!! A moderate 4.6 mile hike after 16 miles on a dirt road. The hike up is BEAUTIFUL and not overly steep (but watch for snakes). The campground was great. We were the only ones there and used site 3. It was very secluded and had a nice big bear box and a nice fire ring. I would…

Month of VisitJanuary
Abby M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2021

It was fine

It worked in a pinch and was close to the national park entrance. Unfortunately, I arrived in the dark so be sure to go very carefully up the mountain. It’s very difficult to find a spot at night time because you cannot tell if it’s already taken or not. Sites are not the most level nor very big…

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Month of VisitJanuary
Michele H.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2021

Beautiful Sunsets and excellent cell coverage!!

This is a huge dispersed camping area. You definitely want to go early in day to scout out a spot because it is quite large. The campground has "all walks of life" staying here. You will see areas with upper scale 5th wheels/travel trailers all the way down to people living full time in…

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SiteMidway up mountain near entrance by traffic light
Month of VisitDecember
Becbecandbunny O.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2021


We spent two nights at this amazing campsite. This campground offers 7 official and several unofficial sites that are scattered to assure privacy. Campground is primitive with no toilets or water so come prepared. Gorgeous 360 views of nearby mountains. Easy road access for low clearance vehicle…

Month of VisitDecember

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