Dispersed
Group
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
About Bear Wallow Campground (historical)
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Features
No ADA Access
Alcohol Allowed
No Drinking Water
No Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
No Firewood Available
No Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
No Picnic Table
Not Reservable
No Showers
No Toilets
No Trash
No WiFi
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RVs and Trailers
No Sanitary Dump
No Sewer Hookups
No Water Hookups
Contact
Location
Bear Wallow Campground (historical) is located in Arizona
Latitude
32.4234 N
Longitude
-110.7357 W
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3 Reviews of Bear Wallow Campground (historical)
Great place to get away from the crowds

Amazing time. Lots of mt. Lemmon is currently restricted due to covid but there was still plenty to do!

Head up to Summerhaven 3 miles up th road to get some gifts and food at the cookie cabin (also 5 stars). It gets pretty chilly around the fall especially at night so be prepared for that. Overall we had a great experience.

Very pretty area

Camped here in late October of 2018. You basically turn onto E. Mount Bigelow Rd, drive past the UA Observatory and start looking for a place to camp. The sites are spread out with lots of space between. Fires were aloud at the time I was there and I think you would be able to have a pet on a leash. It gets cold on the Mountain at night in October and I was not as prepared as I should have been. No bathrooms, no water, no electricity but lots of fun! Great for group camping and lots of trees for hammocks!

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Nice dispersed camping on Mt Lemmon

Just across Catalina highway from pay sites like Whitetail or Spencer Canyon, Bear Wallow offers dispersed camping for free. Pick from views to the south of Tucson, to the north and east, or camp along the creek. It’s accessible by Bear Wallow Rd or Mt Bigelow Rd from March 1 to Dec 1. Show up early as it can get crowded