- Number of Sites:
- 19 Sites
- 6700 feet
- Reservations required for groups
Reservations not accepted for single sites
DescriptionWhen early settlers ventured up Mount Graham, the Arcadia area was usually as far as they got on the first day. A little later in the history of the Pinaleños, Arcadia was the site of one of several Civilian Conservation Corps camps established in the 1930’s to provide jobs for workers idled by the Great Depression. Today, Arcadia Campground is the first campground visitors encounter on their way up Mount Graham by way of the Swift Trail (AZ 366), which was built by those Depression-era workers.
Arcadia Campground is shaded by stands of tall ponderosa pine interspersed with Gambel oaks and Arizona walnuts. Such a diverse habitat makes this an excellent area for bird watching.
The Arcadia Trail starts here and leads up the mountain to Shannon Campground. A one mile spur off this trail leads to the top of Heliograph Peak.
- Vault Toilets
- Cooking Grills
- Fire Rings
- Picnic Tables
- Group Sites Available
- Pets Allowed
- Reservations Accepted
No Drinking Water
Amenity list above may not be complete.
Location19 miles southwest of Safford in the Pinaleño Mountains
- Total Sites:
- 19 Sites
More Site Details
- RV Hookups:
Pet PolicyPets must be restrained or on a leash.
ActivitiesHiking, Tall trees and lots of shade
Popular birding area
Additional DetailsWatch for poison ivy.
RV’s up to 22'' and vehicles with trailers less than 21'' are recommended. Longer vehicles have difficulty negotiating the switchbacks on AZ 366.