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Camp Rucker Group Campground

Contact Info
Chiricahua Mountains, AZ

Phone:
520-364-3468
Basics
Number of Sites:
Group Site
Elevation:
6300 feet
Reservations:
Reservations required

Description

This campground is tucked away along Rucker Creek. Unfortunately, the Rucker Lake after which the campground was named silted in after the Rattlesnake Fire in 1992. It is now a dry lake bed slowly being reclaimed by riparian vegetation. The lake was small but beautiful, formed by a dam across scenic Rucker Canyon. The old Rucker Lake area, however, remains an excellent place to take photographs, do a little birdwatching, or just kick back and relax.

Amenities

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

No Drinking Water

Amenity list above may not be complete.

Details

Season
Open year round
Location
127 miles southeast of Tucson
38 miles north of Douglas
Elevation
6300 feet
Basic Info
Total Sites:
Group Site
More Site Details
RV Hookups:
None
Pet Policy
Pets must be restrained or on a leash. Wildlife viewing
Great mountain scenery
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:
Take I-10 east 72 miles to US 191. Turn right (south) and drive 29 miles to the turnoff to 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. Camp Rucker Group Campground is about 6 miles up this road.

This road is rough and dusty when dry, and may be muddy and slick when wet. There is a flash flood danger at water crossings following summer and winter storms.


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