1192 West Saddleview Rd.
Douglas, AZ 85607
- Number of Sites:
- 8 Sites
- 6300 feet
- Reservations not accepted.
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.
With all that to offer, it should come as no surprise that campsites here are in high demand. During the peak of the summer season and holidays, unless you come early during a weekday, you may have trouble finding a site.
Campsites are spacious and shady with graveled pull-ins. In addition, a number of nearby Forest trails lead into the Chiricahua Wilderness.
- Vault Toilets
- Cooking Grills
- Fire Rings
- Picnic Tables
- Pets Allowed
No Drinking Water
Amenity list above may not be complete.
Location127 miles southeast of Tucson
38 miles north of Douglas
- Total Sites:
- 8 Sites
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Pet PolicyPets must be restrained or on a leash. Stream-side camping
Great mountain scenery
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 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. Rucker Lake 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.