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Bathtub Campground

Contact Info
Chiricahua Mountains, AZ

Number of Sites:
Dispersed Camping
6300 feet
Reservations Not Accepted


Named for bathtub-like formations worn in the rock of Rucker streambed adjacent to the area, this campground is located on a forested bench overlooking the old Rucker Lake bed, which silted in after the Rattlesnake Fire in 1992.

Camping areas here are shaded by a stand of Apache and Chihuahua pines. Yuccas remind you that the desert is not far away. All sites are walk-in only, so you’ll have to walk to your table and fire grill.


Special Features
  • Cooking Grills
  • Fire Rings
  • Picnic Tables
Additional Conveniences
  • Pets Allowed
Additional Notes

No Facilities


Year round
Rucker Lake in the Chiricahua Mountains in southeastern Arizona
38 miles north of Douglas
6300 feet
Basic Info
Total Sites:
Dispersed Camping
More Site Details
RV Hookups:
Pet Policy
Pets must be restrained or on a leash. Forested Setting
Watchable Wildlife
Nearby Forest Trails

Map + Directions

Basic Directions
From Douglas:
Take Leslie Canyon Road north to Rucker Canyon. Stay on the main road, which will become Forest Road 74.

From Tucson:,br>Take I-10 east 72 miles to US 191. Turn right (south) and drive 37 miles to the turnoff to old Rucker Lake. Turn left (east) and drive 17 miles to the Forest boundary. Continue on FR 74 to FR 74E. Turn left (north) on FR 74E and follow the signs to Rucker Lake. Bathtub Campground is about 6 miles up this road.

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