Description

Situated within the Catalina State Park, adjacent to the Coronado National Forest, the beguiling Catalina Campground offers a chance to experience the quirky, oddball ecological characteristics that build this area’s profile. We're talkin' sparse deserts, eccentric wildlife, you name it! And, better yet, majority of the modern campsites here are available to reserve ahead of time.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
120 sites
Up to guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking
Hiking
Horseback riding
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Catalina Campground.

Desert
Forest
Waterfall
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Hipcamper Katherine
Katherine M.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 26th, 2017

I swear, they have the cleanest bathrooms and showers I have ever seen...anywhere!

Hipcamper Cynthia
Cynthia G.
recommends this listing.
June 3rd, 2017

They have a power strip that they allow campers to use for cell phone charging. Don't be rude and use it for blow drying and curling your hair or they'll put it away. It's not something that the campground provides but the rangers understand that you may need a charged phone for emergencies. Also, deer, ravens, and the most beloved and endangered fox come through the campground. The ravens are very intellectual so the rangers advise you bring a hard cooler since the ravens have learned to open styrofoam. Don't leave stuff out, even a deck of cards are fair game for those rascals. While you're picking up your cards they swoop in and pilfer your camp.

Hipcamper Erica
Erica E.
recommends this listing.
April 7th, 2018

Stop at Peace, Love, Juice in Tucson for a smoothie befire you head to the park for a hike. Easy hikes, great scenery, good people. I live in a van and paid the day ise fee to hike and use their shower facilities. Very nice showers and bayhroom facilities. Big RV campground has firewood if it’s a cold night. The rangers, hosts, and other staff were all very friendly, well-informed, and easy to talk to. My dog and I enjoyed the day we spent here. We did not soend the night but did drive theough all campgrounds which were nice. The overflow area is a lot like Quartzite.

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Hipcamper Mya
Mya M.
recommends this listing.
October 5th, 2018

I have stayed in this park off and on for over a year. It is my favorite desert. I love the staff, the prices..EVERYTHING!!

Tent camping is SO beautiful here.. The ground squirrels, wildlife..never a dull moment!!
Hipcamper Dave M.
recommends this listing.
August 29th, 2018
Hipcamper Kimberly C.
recommends this listing.
September 24th, 2018
Hipcamper Parisa F.
recommends this listing.
September 7th, 2018
Hipcamper Julie R.
recommends this listing.
August 8th, 2018
Hipcamper Caner S.
recommends this listing.
August 5th, 2018
Hipcamper Michele S.
recommends this listing.
June 4th, 2018
Hipcamper Tiffany G.
recommends this listing.
May 29th, 2018
Hipcamper Brent M.
recommends this listing.
April 30th, 2018
Hipcamper Adria M.
recommends this listing.
April 15th, 2018
Hipcamper Alain T.
recommends this listing.
February 19th, 2018
Hipcamper Darcy Jane A.
recommends this listing.
December 27th, 2017
Hipcamper Christine  C.
recommends this listing.
December 8th, 2017
Hipcamper Ian H.
recommends this listing.
December 6th, 2017
Hipcamper John E.
recommends this listing.
May 29th, 2017
Hipcamper Michelle Y.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
May 11th, 2017
Hipcamper Trish B.
recommends this listing.
April 24th, 2017
Hipcamper Clement R.
recommends this listing.
March 21st, 2017
Hipcamper Spencer W.
recommends this listing.
February 24th, 2017
Park
Catalina State Park
State
Arizona
Country
United States
Phone Number
(520) 628-5798
Directions
View on Google Maps
Official Website
View Website
Coordinates
32.427° N, 110.926° W
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 120 Sites
(Up to people per site)

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