Hipcamp host Michael R.,
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Enjoy your own private and secure RV campsite on 15 acres adjoining over 200,000 acres of public lands. Unobstructed views of Saguaro National Park (West) and private entrance to Ironwood Forest National Monument. Abundant wildlife thrive among the riparian water shed on the property.

Self contained RV's only. No tent/car camping. Easy access to both National Park'


Enjoy your own private and secure RV campsite on 15 acres adjoining over 200,000 acres of public lands. Unobstructed views of Saguaro National Park (West) and private entrance to Ironwood Forest National Monument. Abundant wildlife thrive among the riparian water shed on the property.

Self contained RV's only. No tent/car camping. Easy access to both National Park's from the property via ATV/UTV or car/truck. The level campsite can fit RVs up to 35 feet. Good cell phone reception at the property. Potable water and a sewer dump station is available on the property. Enjoy summer weeknight reservation savings of 20%!

RV only area
RV sites
2 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
Wheelchair access
2WD Accessible
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, and Campervans allowed
Vehicles under 35 feet allowed
Back-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose-gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Water hookup available
Sewage hookup available
Generators allowed
No Cars
Hookups: No electricity and TV connection
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
No toilet
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Michael a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 10AM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off

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Off-roading (OHV)

Depart the property on your OHV and enter directly into the Ironwood Forest National Monument, or take the back trails to Sagua...Read more

Wildlife watching

The property contains an abundant variety of wildlife. Bird species include, dove, quail, thrashers, woodpeckers, hummingbirds,...Read more

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Natural features you'll find at Secluded boondocking in Arizona.


Easy access to both Tucson mountains and Roskruge mountain range directly from property.


Protected riparian water shed on the property.


Active homestead garden on property.


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Hipcamper Richard

A beautiful oasis

Richard M.
recommends this listing.
April 11th, 2022

Like an AirBNB. They even had bottles of water, soap and hand cleaner on the picnic table. Very welcoming. Answered messages quickly. Very helpful. Lovely secluded area.

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Hipcamper Janet

Second visit

Janet F.
recommends this listing.
March 12th, 2022

Our first stay at Michael’s property was so enjoyable that we returned when we found ourselves in Tucson again. Quail, rabbits, a woodpecker, beautiful sunsets and clear night skies — the ranch is far enough away from the city to be peaceful without being too remote. Even though we arrived later than we’d planned, Michael was understanding and helped us get set up. If we visit Tucson again, we will definitely stay at Iron Quail Ranch.

Hipcamper Luis

Peaceful camping

Luis L.
recommends this listing.
March 10th, 2022

We had a good time at this camp site. It’s easily accessible, quiet, peaceful, and the sunsets and sunrises are beautiful. Michael was very accommodating and provided us with water fill up for our travel trailer and even helped us dump our tanks since it was our first time and we weren’t sure how to. His wife was also very kind and gave our dog some treats and the kids some bubbles. The site also had a garden and chickens that the kids checked out. Our hosts were gracious enough to give us some fresh parsley for our lasagna that night, which was delicious. We were close enough to the Saguaro National park for day excursions, but were kind of limited because the park doesn’t allow pets. One of the great things about this camp site is that it’s enclosed by gates, so you don’t have to worry about your stuff getting stolen when your out and about. Also, my dog was able to explore off leash, which was nice. There’s a ramada, picnic table, and fire pit which were very useful and convenient. It was nice to get out of the city and actually have silence and no light/noise pollution. Overall, we had a good time and would recommend this site for camping.

Campfire hotdogsBeautiful sunsetsBeautiful stars and moonlightA little sunbathing
Hipcamper Mary
Mary O.
recommends this listing.
February 27th, 2022

Peaceful and delightful place to stay. Michael is helpful and friendly, willing to help out with RVers needs.

Hipcamper Bob

Sonoran desert 25 min west tucson

Bob G.
recommends this listing.
February 9th, 2022

Sonoran Desert location 25-35 minutes from Downtown Tucson out in desert on Michaels 15 acres. Great location to be. Michael is extremely accommodating and a genuine great person. Easy to find. Great patio and table and awning at site. Go and have fun! BnP

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Hipcamper Bryan

Beautiful & quite desert camping

Bryan V.
recommends this listing.
January 23rd, 2022

First and foremost, Mike is an excellent host. He answered all of our questions promptly prior to the trip and was waiting to welcome us when we arrived. The area was nicely groomed and flat which accommodated our Airstream quite nicely. The ramada he has at the site is a nice place to grab shade in the heat of the day and protect yourself when rain presents itself. The site also has water for when you arrive and the ability to dump on your way out, very nice!

Veer LeftAirstreaming in the evening sun!Spoiled dog!Desert Winter
Hipcamper Janet

Peaceful desert setting

Janet F.
recommends this listing.
January 18th, 2022

This was our very first Hipcamp stay and we could not have asked for a better experience. Michael’s property is secluded and quiet, yet only a short drive to Saguaro National Park, the Desert Museum, and Tucson Mountain Park. Michael greeted us when we arrived and was extremely helpful and generous throughout our week-long stay. The site was spacious and level, with several trails to explore the desert terrain. The views of mountains all around made for beautiful sunrises and sunsets every day, and we even got to see quail and a roadrunner. We highly recommend Iron Quail Ranch as a great home base from which to explore the Sonoran Desert and Tucson area.

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Hipcamper Siri

Best camping experience!

Siri N.
recommends this listing.
January 8th, 2022

This is our best experience camping in Tucson area! At first, we were reluctant given the distance from the city and the dirt road. It turned out to be a pleasant drive and easy access to Michael’s place. The 1.5-mile dirt road was not an issue at all. We loved the place right at the beginning. It was serene, private, and spacious. We stayed for 3 nights and felt very relaxed and safe here. Our dogs really had a great time as they could roam off-leash around the ranch. There were short trails to walk as well. The campsite was clean and leveled. We enjoyed the firepit so much, and the ready to use firewood was a plus! There were water spigot and dump station available near the entrance. Also, our dogs got their treats! Michael was kind and welcoming. We would definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting Tucson or Saguaro National Park!

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Hipcamper Marissa K.
recommends this listing.
March 1st, 2022
Iron Quail Ranch
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