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Phone
Phone:
520-281-2296
Address
Santa Rita Mountains, AZ
Basics
Number of Sites:
13 Sites
Elevation:
5200 feet
Reservations:
Reservations not accepted.

Description

Bog Springs offers some exceptional scenery, either right from your campsite or a short walk away. Many visitors unfamiliar with Arizona will be surprised by the high grasslands that climb the slopes of the Santa Rita Mountains, the thick oak woodlands, and the conifer forest that covers the mountain tops.

Three trails leave from the campground to nearby springs and seeps and the small desert oases they feed. At Madera Picnic Area, just a short walk away, there is access to a nature trail, part of which is paved and barrier-free.

Within driving distance are over 65 miles of Forest trails that lead into the Mt. Wrightson Wilderness, a mountain bike ride around spectacular Elephant Head Rock, and three scenic drives, one of which visits the Smithsonian's Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory.

This oak-shaded area provides the only campsites available within the Madera Canyon Recreation Area.

Basic Amenities
  • Drinking Water
  • Vault Toilets
Special Features
  • Cooking Grills
  • Fire Rings
  • Picnic Tables
Additional Conveniences
  • Pets Allowed
Additional Notes

Maximum advisable vehicle length is 22 feet

Amenity list above may not be complete.

Details

Season
Year round
Location
49 miles south of Tucson in Madera Canyon
Elevation
5200 feet
Basic Info
Total Sites:
13 Sites
More Site Details
RV Hookups:
None
Pet Policy
Pets must be restrained or on a leash.
Activities
Hiking,  Birdwatching
Scenery
Forest Trails
Streamside Nature Trail
Basic Directions
Drive south from Tucson on Interstate 19 to the Continental Road/Madera Canyon Exit. Turn east and follow the Madera Canyon signs 12.5 miles to the campground. The entire route is paved.

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