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Old 05-31-2013, 07:36 PM   #1
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Suggestions for southern Arizona campgrounds?

Starting to plan our annual big trip out west next October. We like to dry camp or boondock and are looking for interesting campgrounds/sites we can get into with our 27' motorhome in southern Arizona. This could include State, COE, County, Fed, or somebody's ranch. Any suggestions.
I wouldn't say no to electric hookups, just don't want the parking lot experience.
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Look for the "wheeling it" blog. They are members here, and all winter they boondock in southern as and California. They have a wealth of info.
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Here is "Wheeling It" blog site. On the top you'll find RV Park Ratings which includes many wonderful boondocking or dry campground spots. They have a 40' motorhome so any of the places mentioned would be o.k. for your 27'..have a good winter! We love Arizona!!

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Thanks guys, I'll check it out!
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Roper Lake AZ State Park

Check out Roper Lake State park near Safford AZ. We stayed there last March on our way back to Texas. It's due east Phoenix. It's not exactly south but only about 45 miles our so north of I-10 between Deming and Tucson. Park has water and electric but no sewer but dump station in park is close. Also Walmart in Safford just a few miles away. Nice hiking trails and fishing lake in park. Very scenic with Mt. Graham (10, 000 ft) in background. We will stay there again this year. We have a 37-1/2 DP with a toad and had a waterfront pull-thru site. Back-in sites are nice as well but we didn't want to disconnect. Make reservations on-line early early if you want a premium site.

P.S AZ State Parks has a great on-line reservation system. Maricopa County (Phoenix area) does as well.

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Catalina State Park near Tucson is nice, 30 and 50 amp with water, and spots with no hook ups also. Nice mountain views, a little higher than Tucson but still warm in summer. On line reservation site has pictures of the camp site.
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Triangle T Ranch

Baraff,

About an hour east of Tucson on I-10 is the Triangle T Ranch.
An interesting place, with a great resturant and bar.
RV spots were nothing to write home about, but were completely adequate for us.
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Down in Elgin, its completely different. The Climate and scenery is more like Southern California. At least 15 Wineries down there.
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Some great suggestions here guys, Thanks and keep 'em coming!
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Cheers for the mention guys!

Southern Arizona is awesome for boondocking. Some of our fav spots are American Girl Mine near Yuma, Quartzsite (always fun), the wildlife refuges (Las Cienegas, Kofa, Buenos Aires -> all have free camping), Ajo (near Organ Pipe), Patagonia (national forest). Also love many of the State Parks particularly Catalina. And absolutely adore Bisbee...cool, funky town.

Got most of these listed on the blog, but we still got a bunch to explore! Highly recommend the AZ Benchmark Map. It'll show all the BLM and other public land in the area.
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