Description

Mountain camping? So much yes! At Gordon Hirabayashi Campground, you'll pitch your tent above it all—well, okay, except for the trees. Those you'll remain below. Try to spot Tucson and Santa Cruz down in the distance between spying on Abert's squirrels and searching for Steller's jays. You'll want to pack a flannel for a trip to Gordon Hirabayashi, for the cool mountain air can Continue reading...
Mountain camping? So much yes! At Gordon Hirabayashi Campground, you'll pitch your tent above it all—well, okay, except for the trees. Those you'll remain below. Try to spot Tucson and Santa Cruz down in the distance between spying on Abert's squirrels and searching for Steller's jays. You'll want to pack a flannel for a trip to Gordon Hirabayashi, for the cool mountain air can chill you all through the year. Still have the shivers? Warm up on a high elevation hike! Once back at your site, you'll be welcome by fire grills and picnic tables, plus full, free access to the freshest air your lungs ever did draw in. Ahhh, yes.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
60
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
None
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Picnic table available
Beach
Cave
Desert
Forest
Lake
Waterfall
Hot spring
Redwoods
River, stream or creek
Swimming hole
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
OHV
Snow sports
Wildlife watching
Wind sports
Climbing
Surfing
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
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Hipcamper Rachel
Rachel
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 31st, 2016

Spencer Canyon campground and Gordon Hirabayashi campground are NOT the same, and are thousands of feet different in elevation. They are both on Mt. Lemmon. I'd recommend rewriting this description. I prefer Spencer Canyon because it's much higher, in a pine forest rather than high desert (which is where Hirabayashi is). Incidentally, Hirabayashi campground was called prison camp until recently. It's where Asian Americans were imprisoned in the 40s. I've been there a few times, and you can see the foundations of old prison buildings. Very sad.

Hipcamper Sarah
Sarah
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
April 6th, 2017

For beginner campers, this is prime real estate. Campsites are pretty close together and there are restrooms nearby. BBQ grills surround each campsite and if you're lucky, so are friendly, fellow campers. There is great shade coverage on hot days and the wind gusting through will cool off anyone.

Hipcamper Kelsea
recommends this listing.
August 7th, 2018
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recommends this listing.
March 21st, 2017
Park
Coronado National Forest
State
Arizona
Phone Number
(520) 388-8300
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
32.417° N, 110.741° W
$20/night
Tent / RV / Trailer: 60 Sites
(Up to people per site)