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Discover the best camping near Tucson, Arizona

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Camping near Tucson

Where the unassuming beauty of the desert brings peace and relaxation.

Outdoor stays for every style

Find your new favorite spot.

Experience the wild beauty of the desert while camping at Tucson. Head up the Santa Catalina Mountains at the Catalina State Park or Santa Catalina Natural Area for fresh mountain air, hiking, and the striking views of Willow Canyon. Or follow the mountains a little more south or west to the Saguaro National Park where towering cacti are interspersed with hidden waterfalls and rugged views. As an added bonus, you get an unobstructed view of the Milky Way, unmarred by light pollution. Some other camping options range from camping on a ranch, glamping (for those who like their luxuries), desert camping, and camping within the city limits. The latter can keep you close to all the action and attractions such as Fort Lowell, Kitt Peak National Observatory, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and the Cathedral of Saint Augustine. Tucson might not have lush forests or ocean access, but it has the stark, lovely beauty of the desert, solitude, and peace.

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