Hipcamp host Dr. Dale H.
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Each Day Is A New Beginning at Morning Zen.

Communal Living on 5 acres in Picture Rocks AZ. 85743

Car/Van Camping, Hip Camping & Tent sites Are  Always Available.

We Are Happy To Offer Safe Space.

Morning Zen is bordered by Saguaro Nat'l Park West &

Tucson Mountain Park.

Minutes to the Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum,  


Each Day Is A New Beginning at Morning Zen.

Communal Living on 5 acres in Picture Rocks AZ. 85743

Car/Van Camping, Hip Camping & Tent sites Are  Always Available.

We Are Happy To Offer Safe Space.

Morning Zen is bordered by Saguaro Nat'l Park West &

Tucson Mountain Park.

Minutes to the Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum,  

Old Tucson Studio's, and

All This Glorious Area has to Offer.     We have Petroglyphs!!!

30 minutes to Downtown Tucson via Gates Pass.

University District, Tucson's Gem Show, Tour de Tucson, 

4th Ave Street Fair,

23 Miles of Mexican Food, The Fox Theater And Way More.

We Are centrally located with Easy Access, Via Hwy's   I-10,  I-19.

Visit Tombstone, Bisbee, Kartchner Caverns,  Kitt Peak Nat'l Observatory,

Casa Grande Ruins Nat'l Monument. And Way More.

Cozy Car & Tent Sites with Firepits.  

Campers utilize Outdoor Flush Toilet & Shower Facilities.

Long Term Guests Are Welcome.   (As Space Permits.)

This is a place of Discovery, Renewal perhaps,

It is Quiet, Gentle, Peaceful. It is the Sonoran Desert.

We are surrounded by Its Glorious Beauty, and, Its Harmony,

We live in that Harmony.    One Day At A Time.

A Healing Resort of Its Own Nature.

There is a Traditional Lakota Sweat Lodge at Morning Zen.

We Ask This Sacred Space Be Respected At All Times.

Guests Are Welcome to Attend & Encouraged To Inquire directly.

We Are Happy To Share Information.

Ceremony is held 2nd or 3rd Saturday Each Month. 

Next Lodge;   January 11, 2020 11 am.

(Free Sites Available for Those Attending Lodge.)

Picture Rocks Drumming Circle (On Facebook.)

Meets at the Picture Rocks Community Center Park

Once or Twice a Month.

Also Been Known to Sit Out with Drums at Morning Zen.

Join Us!!!

We Are Currently Building Out a 40' 5th Wheel Residence. 

Future Plans Include A Mud Bath & An Earthen, Fire Heated, Exercise Studio.

Each Day Presents Opportunities at Morning Zen.

A Place to Share Your Dreams???

Dreams Shared, Create Reality.

Share Our Dreams,,,  

As Spirit Creates, 

Morning Zen.


Dr. Dale

I Would Like To Take a Moment To Gratefully Acknowledge 

All Who Have So Generously Shared,

Thru Reviews, Donations & Shared Items, 

All For The Enhancement of Morning Zen.

It Is Truly Appreciated.

Thank You.  

Dr. Dale

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans
3 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Bins available
No kitchen
No picnic table
No wifi
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Have a question? Send Dr. Dale a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Yes Fishing In Arizona!!!


Surrounded By World Class Trails.

Horseback riding

Available in the Area.

Wind sports

Marana has Hot Air Balloon Activity, A Glider Port and More.

Snow sports

Mt. Lemmon


We Surf in the Desert,,, Its A Dry Surf...


Pools in The Area.

Wildlife watching

We Are Considering Adding A Birding Tours of This Area.



Natural features you'll find at Morning Zen in Arizona.


Many Fantastic Caves In This Area.


A Desert Oasis... A Resort In Its Own Nature...

Hot spring

There Are a Few in the Area.

Mesa or canyon

Many to Explore.


Surrounded By Mountains.

River, stream or creek

Washes!!! We Surf Here!!! Its a Dry Surf.

The vibe at Morning Zen

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Hipcamper Caitlin
Caitlin F.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 11th, 2018

Morning Zen is a sweet funky spot right up against Saguaro National Monument. It'd be a great base camp to explore the area and is super close to Tucson. Dale is a very friendly thoughtful Host and I enjoyed talking to him. The property has several RV spots with hookups and a few spaces for tents nestled into the cacti. There's cacti here of all kinds so this is a really great spot for someone who adores cacti, like me, so be prepared for desert life if you tent camping. Keep in mind there are people living here and camping here so you won't be alone, but there's a nice community vibe to the place. There's also a covered flush toilet, sink with running water, and shower in a little outhouse in the center of the property. There are amazing skies here- sunset and sunrise are amazing and it's fun to walk around and admire all the giant cacti! Thanks Dale!

Here's the bathhouse with flush toilet, shower, and sink. Human for scale. Check out these giant cacti! Tent view: huge variety of cacti! Dale's property has a huge variety of cacti which I really enjoyed, even if I did get a few prickers now and then!
Hipcamper Cerissa
Cerissa ..
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 25th, 2018

This camp spot is tucked away in a friendly neighborhood that borders the western portion of Saguaro National Park. It's a great basecamp for adventures, just 15-30 minutes away from the Sonoran Desert Museum and trailheads like King Canyon and Safford Peak. Several species of native cacti abound, and I heard coyote howls and an array of songbird calls, making this space feel more like an oasis.

Dale was a gracious and friendly host. Although there are a few camp and RV sites, all of which share an outdoor bathroom and yard space, the camp spot still felt private. I'd recommend this site, but also advise that you pack earplugs in case the nearby road has some night traffic.

Hipcamper Frances
Frances B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
December 26th, 2018

Perfect way to enjoy a beautiful area. Dale was the most kind and accommodating host!

Hipcamper Aerial

Great place to camp :)

Aerial B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
December 17th, 2018

It was a very awesome place to camp. There was plenty of space, and everyone was kind! There were a couple of RVers there, but the site was still quiet and plenty of privacy. Amazing place to stay if you are passing through Tucson.

Hipcamper Vanessa
Vanessa B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 8th, 2019

I would stay here again in a heartbeat! I wish I could have stayed longer. Dale was a lovely host!

Hipcamper Steven

Perfect place to camp in tucson

Steven S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
February 19th, 2019

Outstanding place to camp, we stayed 3 nights, it’s close to cool Tuscon attractions, but far enough away to get the Tuscon camping experience. The spot is surrounded by plants, wildlife, and amazing scenery. The camp site was chill, we were able to setup our tents and have a fire in a mostly secluded space toward the back of the property. Dale was very helpful and quick to reply to any questions we had. Clean water and bathroom with shower on site. We loved the property, definitely plan stay here when we return to the Tucson area.

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Hipcamper david

Saguaro park, cool vibe

David G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 12th, 2019

Very cool vibe. Dale was great, helped us pick a site. Great pads for tents, soft dirt, and all kinds of great little features. Nextvtime i have to try the sweat lodge. Running well water and a shower, flush toilet. And room for a nice campfire.

Hipcamper Mark


Mark P.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 15th, 2019

Really enjoyed it. Very calm and peaceful (except for the odd coyote). Really well situated for the Saguaro Parks, Tombstone and Organ Pipe. Didn’t try the cold showers but will be great when Dale installs a hot one.

Hipcamper Monica
Monica G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 19th, 2019

The site was very well kept, including the things listed. The host was very nice and helpful. The things to visit nearby are amazing. I highly recommend this site.


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