Dispersed
Group
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Equestrian
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Water Unknown
About Harshaw Road Dispersed Camping - San Rafael Canyon
Operator
USDA Forest Service
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Hike In
Features
Alcohol Allowed
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Location
Harshaw Road Dispersed Camping - San Rafael Canyon is located in Arizona
Latitude
31.5017 N
Longitude
-110.7016 W
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1 Review of Harshaw Road Dispersed Camping - San Rafael Canyon
Easy Access to Patagonia

Just a few miles up Harshaw Rd. (just outside of the adorable village of Patagonia), you will find a variety of free camping options with no services, just National Forest land available to both RVers and tent campers.  There are streams running throughout the area, but the water simply isn’t drinkable even with filtering and leaves a sticky white mineral residue on everything it touches; thank goodness there is a reverse osmosis filling machine in the village of Patagonia, right in front of the bakery.  The backroads in this area are great for hiking or mountain biking, you can choose from relatively flat to crazy steep with amazing views.

The village of Patagonia is colorful and fun, and has a nice market with a great produce selection for its size, a small bakery, a launderette, a gas station, and a few cleverly named restaurants. Also, be sure to check out the Paton Center for Hummingbirds (a birdwatcher’s paradise) -- it’s free! The locals are super friendly.

Note: You will see Border Patrol both hanging out in hidden spots and zooming down the roads through this area, appearing to be in hot pursuit.  But we never saw a single “situation” that warranted their presence.