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Camping near Cactus Forest

The Cactus Forest area offers everything from private outdoor hideaways to family-friendly campgrounds.

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Camp Saguaro

8 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents7 acres · Tucson, AZ
Camp Saguaro is nestled in a unique and rural area on the west side of Tucson, Arizona. With the Saguaro National Park Visitor Center, Tucson Mountain Park, and Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum all within four miles, there is plenty of opportunity to explore the outdoors. Tucson Mountain Park and Saguaro National Park boast hundreds of miles of hiking trails, and non-motorized mountain bikes are permitted on the trails in Tucson Mountain Park. Let us be your base camp for desert exploration whether it's hiking, riding, birdwatching, and learning. Come to Camp Saguaro and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the desert. What to expect: We are in a rural neighborhood where most parcels are 1-3 acres, we have seven acres. It's quiet around here but along with the natural sounds of the desert like yipping coyotes, and woodpeckers pecking, you may hear a horse, dog, or chicken. While we are on the outskirts of Tucson, we are not completely remote. Camp Saguaro is tobacco-free. Local attractions: Saguaro National Park- 2.3 miles or 2.6 miles to an entrance, 3.7 miles to the visitor center Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum-3.9 miles Tucson Mountain Park-2.5 miles Old Tucson Studios (over 400 movies have been filmed here)-7.1 miles International Wildlife Museum-11 miles King's Canyon Trailhead-3.8 miles Necessities: Gasoline-Speedway 5.7 miles Propane-Wagon Wheel 5.8 miles, West Ajo Feeds 12 miles Hardware-Picture Rocks Hardware 5.6 miles Groceries-Fry's Cortaro Road 14 miles
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Desert Getaway in Avra Valley

4 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Avra Valley, AZ
This serene beautiful space was a portion of a property owned by a dear friend of ours who lost his battle with cancer in early 2021. As were his wishes, we have created various rental spaces in which we donate the proceeds to St. Jude's Children's Hospital and several local animal shelters. Learn more about this land: Welcome to Avra Valley, a well-kept secret escape just west of Tucson, Arizona. “The Henry” campsite is surrounded by natural desert plantings as well as gorgeous Eucalyptus trees which are on a drip watering system. The private designated acre offers electrical, water and sewer hookup for a single RV. This is a beautiful desert getaway convenient located close to the Saguaro National Park, Tucson Mountain Park, Gates Pass, and the Ironwood National Forest. Some local amenities include a Speedway Gas Station, Dollar General, restaurant/bar and a general store all within a 5 minute drive. Come disconnect and enjoy!
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Sonoran Skyline

1 site · RV1 acre · Tucson, AZ
We wanted to create a space for people to experience and fall in love with the Sonoran Desert like we did when we were living in our camper full-time traveling the West. Sonoran Skyline offers an escape to the beauty of the Sonoran Desert and the incredibly diverse flora and fauna that make this land so unique. We are in Picture Rocks West on the northwest side of Tucson, with Saguaro National Park Red Hills Visitor Center (West), Tucson Mountain Park, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and Old Tucson Studios all within minutes. Quiet, dirt roads, incredible skies, but easy access to everything Tucson has to offer! *Please read the entire listing - This spot is for vans, camper vans, slide-in truck campers, and c class only. NO TENTS, TOWED VEHICLES OR TRAILERS OF ANY SIZE, or CAR CAMPING. All units must have their own bathroom inside the camper!* You will park on the west side of our property on a large limestone gravel parking area where you will be surrounded by mature saguaros, established palo verdes, large mesquite trees, prickly pear, many different types of cholla, and so much more. Only vans, slide-in truck campers, or class c units with a bathroom. We do live on the property and this is a rural neighborhood on the outskirts of Saguaro National Park West. No generators or fires (only propane). Let us know if you would like to rent our propane firepit and we can have it set up before you arrive. Learn more about the land: We are in a well-kept rural neighborhood on the west side of Tucson - which is the best of both worlds in our book. While this is a quiet neighborhood on the outskirts of Tucson, you will have cars go by from time to time so don’t expect complete remoteness! And yes, you can see our house and a couple of other houses. That being said, the sunsets are incredible and the wildlife out here is plentiful. There’s a good chance you will see anything from coyotes, javelinas, roadrunners and owls to quail, hawks, cardinals, snakes, lizards, rabbits, hummingbirds, and many of the other creatures we get to share the beautiful Sonoran Desert with. We are super close to the National Park (5 minutes) and minutes away from incredible hiking and never-ending views of saguaros and the surrounding Tucson Mountains, Gatest Pass, Ironwood National Monument and more. If you are looking for a safe, private place to park for all your exploring needs, Sonoran Skyline is it. Also a great place for any full-timers, as the service out here is good ( and we do have WiFi you can use). This is a dry camping spot, but we do have a water spigot and filter you can use if you'd like to fill up your tanks. Just let us know. Our property is a Certified Wildlife Habitat and we ask you to please be mindful and know you may see or encounter many different types of wildlife while here. Please be respectful and always watch your step! Because the property is not fully fenced in, we do not allow pets at this time. We do have three rescue dogs who you may hear from time to time, as well as a distant bark from other neighborhood hounds. Lucky guests may wake up to a neighborly ‘nay’ from Magic, the resident horse across the way. Please, no tobacco use. Why Sonoran Skyline? We loved it so much here that we stopped living in our camper so we could live in the Sonoran Desert and fabulous Tucson full-time. One of the first things we did was create a camp space so others could enjoy it like we do! We are continuing to add to and update the property and space, but we hope you enjoy your time at Sonoran Skyline. There are two Speedway gas stations, several great food trucks, and a general store all within a 2-minute drive if you need any necessities. Downtown Tucson is about a 27 minute drive and there are tons of wonderful restaurants, bars, markets and so on within the 20-25is minute drive into town.
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Santan Mountain Views

1 site · RV, Tent3 acres · Queen Creek, AZ
Beautiful views of the Santan Mountains. Flat, private area behind main residence with a large cover. Water, electric, septic available. Room to set up temporary horse panels. Horse stalls on site available to rent. Walking distance to Santan regional park for miles of hiking, biking or horseback riding. 2 miles from Horseshoe park. Less than a mile to Santan flats. Quiet, rural feel but 5 minutes to major amenities. 1 dozen farm fresh eggs included with booking.
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Kinsey Kountry Farm

1 site · RV1 acre · Mesa, AZ
We have a small one acre Hobby Farm in the desert. We have a myriad of unique animals; A donkey, goats, sheep, alpaca, pigs, chickens and dogs. We sell fresh eggs when available. We also have a small farm shop (currently online only) We love visitors and learning where people are traveling from. We have a 30 amp & 50 amp hook up and water hookup. We are close to dump sites, great food and lots of amenities. There is a dog park nearby. You can order door dash or any other food delivery place and they will deliver to the farm.
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Kelly H.’s Land

3 sites · RVs3 acres · Apache Junction, AZ
We are just steps from the beautiful Superstition Mountains. We cater to people with horses. 30 and 50 amp hookups. Water, power and portable septic. Hiking , trail riding, Goldfield Ghost Town . Roping, riding and camping. Plenty of room for large rigs. Lots of jackpots near. Just 2 miles of of the 60 freeway.
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Boulder hideout

1 site · Lodging200 acres · Cactus Forest, AZ
In the middle of the vast Florence desert lies the most beautiful, enormous granite boulders that you have ever seen! This majestic place has also been home to the Hohokam indian tribe thousands of years ago, with pottery and arrowheads scattered throughout the property to carved out holes in rocks used for cooking, The Boulders is rich with history. We welcome you to an unforgettable glamping experience right in the middle of these granite giants!
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Iron Quail Ranch

2 sites · RVs, Tents15 acres · Marana, AZ
Iron Quail Ranch is a modern off-grid homestead. The ranch lies in the center of Avra Valley, Arizona on former farm and ranch land which has gradually returned to its natural state of mesquites, ironwoods, cacti, and natural grasses. The ranch sits beautifully positioned between Saguaro National Park and Ironwood Forest National Monument. At Iron Quail Ranch we offer you a private and secure RV or tent campsite on 15 acres adjoining over 200,000 acres of public lands. There are unobstructed views of Saguaro National Park (West) and a private entrance into Ironwood Forest National Monument. There is abundant wildlife thriving in the riparian watershed on the property. There is easy access to both National parks from the property via ATV/UTV, car/truck, or even horseback. The level campsites can fit everyone from a tent camper up to 40-foot RVs. There is good cell phone reception on all major carriers at the property. Potable water, a sewer dump station, an outdoor kitchen, and a modern outhouse are available on the property. 120v electric charging stations are also available to recharge your small portable electronic devices.
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Freedom in the Catalinas

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Tucson, AZ
Escape to the days when you are with your favorite people and pets, free from everyday obligations and surrounded by beautiful desert, open spaces and fresh air! This Acre has a ramada w/table & chairs, fire pit, lots of privacy, septic & water hookup. Great for solar power enthusiasts! (No electric) Excellent hiking, biking, riding, etc. near Catalina State Park, State Trust land, Zipline in Oracle, Baby Jesus Trail, Rail X Ranch Rd., Willow Springs Rd, Park Links Rd, Charouleau Gap, Pima Pistol Club, and about 3 miles to shopping and restaurants. It’s perfect for rigs 40’ and under. …Avoid crowds and take time to get away … …Life’s better when you add fresh air, warm campfire, bright stars and s’mores …RV spot on 1 acre near Catalina, Oro Valley & Saddlebrook and 20-30 min to Tucson. …Easy access to shopping, dining, hiking & biking and Catalina State Park We are happy to answer any questions you may have and send additional pictures. We will also consider nightly stays depending on season.
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Field of Dreams RV in Mesa

1 site · RV1 acre · Mesa, AZ
I’m Tammii, my husband Kevin (of 42 yrs. ) were missionaries for the past 17 yrs. And we felt it was time to get off the Fast lane and begin using the access road. In other words slow down a bit. While trying to figure out what the next season would look like we felt God encourage us that we weren’t finished yet just gonna do hospitality a bit differently then we had while working abroad in many different countries with many different cultures and people. So we made homebase Mesa AZ. And developed “The Field of Dreams”. After all If you build it they will come! Our Hipcamp site is new but very very nice. We look forward to many guests coming and getting much needed rest and peace and a breakaway from the stresses of life. We look forward to welcoming you to “The field of Dreams”Learn more about this land:Paved level RV spot with full hook ups. Can fit up to 40 feet in length. Has a nice paved patio area with chairs and umbrella or picnic table. Propane fire pit with 2 chairs. Laundry available. Close to Costco and local restaurants, breweries, and a mall. Nearby mountain biking, hiking and site seeing. 30 minutes to downtown Phoenix. Great place for a stop over or short stay.
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The Garden of Peden

3 sites · Tents2 acres · Tucson, AZ
We welcome visitors into a biodynamic and developmental environment where they will be exposed to a circus for their senses and provided with a fresh perspective. Our commitment to quality products, exceptional services and incomparable customer care keep our community and beloved travelers coming back again and again. We never stop improving, and are continuing to expand our offerings based on how we can best serve humanity and future generations. Our addition of a Little Free Library adds to the essential educational aspect we desire, and fuels the community spirit at the heart of it all. Come visit and relax while reading amongst fllora and fauna. We hope the ambience will encourage our visitors to slow down, relax and remember that there is always time to enjoy the little things in life. May all your days be wonder-filled and full of adventure. It is out there.Learn more about this land:A nature retreat full of bunnies, birds, lizards and more. Get hands on if you desire with plants and animals during your stay, and endulge in star gazing at night where the milky way is visible in the sky. We provide respite from city noise and light pollution. You'll find solace for the soul within the Garden of Peden. There is a little free library for guests to enjoy and plenty of room to relax and read if one wishes. Chickens are coming soon so that guests can help themselves to the fresh eggs they provide.
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Historic Downtown Gilbert Get Away

1 site · RV1 acre · Gilbert, AZ
Heritage District is home to our weekly Farmer’s Market, a bike trail along the canal, splash pad, parks, restaurants, breweries, cocktail lounges, bars, and shopping. This area is known for being safe, friendly, and very walkable. The RV spot is a 0.3 mile walk to a fish taco shop, a cocktail lounge and an art gallery, 0.4 mile walk away from the Farmer’s Market, the nearest ice cream shop and a historic BBQ restaurant, 0.5 mile walk to a performing arts venue, a dog friendly brewery with a dog “spaw”, and an arcade! We love it here and think you will too.
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