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La Siesta Campgrounds

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La Siesta Campgrounds, Arizona

Early settlers are believed to be Pima or Tohono O'odham tribes. The first European rancher in the area was Antonio de Rivera in the 1740's, but the area was abandoned after the Pima Indian Revolt Read more...

Early settlers are believed to be Pima or Tohono O'odham tribes. The first European rancher in the area was Antonio de Rivera in the 1740's, but the area was abandoned after the Pima Indian Revolt of 1751. The Sonora Exploring and Mining Company worked silver mines in the area until 1861. Meanwhile, in 1853, the Gadsden Purchase put Arivaca in the United States. Later, several ranchers came into the area but continuing challenges with the Apaches plagued residents. In 1870 development resumed. In 1878 a Post Office was established, and in 1879 Pedro Aguirre, who made Arivaca a stop on his stage line from Tucson to Altar, Sonora, Mexico in 1870, built the first schoolhouse in Arivaca at his own expense.

Arivaca is located 60 miles south of Tucson through some of the most stunning scenery in Arizona. Quaint and quirky,

the area is a geological, ecological and cultural treasure.

Surrounded by mountain ranges Arivaca is a birding hotspot with the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge in the center of town. look at the Arivaca Cienega and the nearby Refuge. Arivaca Lake is six miles down Ruby Road, enroute to the ghost town of Ruby. Arivaca Creek and Mustang Trail provide hiking with abundant birds and wildlife.

At an elevation of 3,800', and positioned to capture weather

rolling in from the South and West the climate is cooler and wetter than Tucson with highs ranging up to 100 and lows into the teens. Rainfall ranges from 12-20 inches per year.



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