Kate G.
Phoenix, AZ
Joined October 2019
Peaceful and Placid (Aside from traffic noise!)

We stayed here one night over Veteran’s Day weekend and enjoyed the beautiful views, sunsets and the surprisingly cool 21-mile Ajo Mountain Drive.

Pros:

  • Great bathrooms, very clean!
  • At off-season, it was nearly deserted. Very nice and quiet
  • Nice Visitor’s Center
  • Nice tent pad sites

Cons:

  • This campground is close to highway 85 and the traffic is ALWAYS audible
  • No campfire rings; apparently you can have an off-ground fire pit but I saw nowhere online that that was an option
  • Most campsites have zero shade. In the desert, this is a big deal for making it through the hot parts of the day, even in the fall/winter months
  • In the off-season, many bathrooms were closed
Great location for lakes (and lots of people)!

Stayed here for two nights and was impressed by the staff, availability of ice and firewood, and the quick jaunt to Woods Canyon Lake.

If you’re expecting dense pine and privacy, this isn’t your place. The network of campgrounds up here combined with the sparse tree growth sometimes makes for a parking lot-like feel. I’ll look for something a bit less trafficked next time.

Friendly and beautiful, but busy

Really enjoyed a two-night stay at this campsite, ended up in sites 001 and 002 on the A loop. 002 was more spacious but less shady, 001 smaller but more secluded.

The restrooms were clean and the camp host offered firewood right from her cart, extremely convenient!

The only reason for four stars was the parallel-to-camp parking spots and the overall slant of the site itself—rain erosion needs to be addressed and the spots need some TLC with a backhoe to get back to level.