- Number of Sites:
- 14 Sites
- 6500 feet
- Reservations not accepted.
On the way to Rucker Forest Camp, you’ll pass old Rucker Lake bed, which silted in after the Rattlesnake Fire in 1992. Rucker Creek still runs nearby. Closer to the campground, a number of Forest trails offer opportunities to explore the Chiricahua Wilderness high on the upper slopes.
Rucker Canyon Trail #222 and Raspberry Ridge Trail #228 start at the edge of the campground and lead deep into the Wilderness. For those who like good views but don’t like to walk far to enjoy them, there is a short trail that starts at the same trailhead and leads a few hundred feet to an overlook of Rucker Canyon and the peaks that surround it.
Campsites at Rucker Forest Camp have leveled pull-ins that accommodate trailers up to 16 feet long.
- Vault Toilets
- Cooking Grills
- Fire Rings
- Picnic Tables
- Pets Allowed
No Drinking Water
Amenity list above may not be complete.
Location38 miles north of Douglas
- Total Sites:
- 14 Sites
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Pet PolicyPets must be restrained or on a leash. Great Views
Map + Directions
Take Leslie Canyon Road north to Rucker Canyon. Stay on the main road, which will become Forest Road 74.
Take I-10 east 72 miles to US 191. Turn right (south) and drive 37 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. Rucker Forest Camp is about 6 miles up this road.
These roads are rough and dusty, and may be muddy and slick when wet. There is a flash flood danger at water crossings following summer and winter storms.