Kate S.
Bloomington, IN
Joined July 2018
Mom put me in the outdoors with cross-country road-trips and now I cant stop. Interpretation, emergency medicine, and environmentalism.
Secluded & quiet

We stopped by on a weekday. Sights were off to the side from a communal parking lot. Trash & recycling collection. Some trash in the fire pits. It is a ways from gas so make sure you fill up before heading out

Fortress site 41

A wonderful campground with access to trails and lovely stargazing.

Secluded and gorgeous

Dispersed Camping was wonderful here. Permits are available at the visitor center. We walked down into the wilderness area behind the painted desert Inn. Beautiful views, an easy hike out, and no one else around

Close but crowded

A large campground in the middle of the park. Pine loop is generator free so it was quieter than the rest. There are no quick walks to the rim from the camp but there is a bus system that can take you there. November was a quieter time but still fairly busy.

Close and comfortable

A large campground close to Saguaro National Park, Great views of the cacti and clean facilities.

Great side trip on route 66

While this is mostly an RV campground there are some tent campsites that are out of the way and usually free. It is an off-roading park so be aware of the noise.

A Big Camp for a Big Park

A huge campground with showers, camp store, RV sites, and tent sites. During the summer months there are regular nature programs through Discover the Power of the Parks. Bike trail that runs the length of the park can be accessed here, as well as trails to Lonesome Lake, Kinsmen Mountain, Canon Mountain, and the Franconia Ridge Loop which includes Mt. Lafayette.

Scenic and Secluded

Lovely place, free camping, fire pits at the campsite, and access to the water. We camped in the off season, but in the on season there are pit toilets and campground stewards.