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Arcadia Campground

Contact Info
Pinaleño Mountains, AZ

Phone:
928-428-4150
Basics
Number of Sites:
19 Sites
Elevation:
6700 feet
Reservations:
Reservations required for groups
Reservations not accepted for single sites

Description

When 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.

Amenities

Basic Amenities
  • Vault Toilets
Special Features
  • Cooking Grills
  • Fire Rings
  • Picnic Tables
Additional Conveniences
  • Group Sites Available
  • Pets Allowed
  • Reservations Accepted
Additional Notes

No Drinking Water

Amenity list above may not be complete.

Details

Season
Year round
Location
19 miles southwest of Safford in the Pinaleño Mountains
Elevation
6700 feet
Basic Info
Total Sites:
19 Sites
More Site Details
RV Hookups:
None
Pet Policy
Pets must be restrained or on a leash.
Activities
Hiking,  Tall trees and lots of shade
Trail Access
Popular birding area
Additional Details
Watch 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.

Map + Directions

Basic Directions
From Safford drive south 8 miles on US 191 to AZ 366. Turn right (southwest) onto AZ 366 and drive 11.6 miles to the campground entrance on the right side of the road. Check local road conditions during winter months.

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