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Shannon Campground

Contact Info
Pinaleño Mountains, AZ

Phone:
928-428-4150
Basics
Number of Sites:
11 Sites
Elevation:
9100 feet
Reservations:
Reservations not accepted.

Description

Shannon Campground is small and tucked away along the upper reaches of Marijilda Creek, a pleasant little brook that winds through a setting of tall trees and green grass. Campsites are shaded under mature Engelmann spruce and Douglas-fir. Two three-sided wood shelters of the type originally developed in the Adirondack Mountains of New York add to the historic atmosphere of this campground.

The Arcadia Trail, which leads down the mountain from Shannon Campground to Arcadia Campground, has been designated a National Recreation Trail. A one-mile spur leads from this trail to the top of Heliograph Peak, a vantage point with a history as well as a view. This 10,022-foot vantage point once served as a location for signal mirrors used to communicate messages during the Apache Wars of the late 1880’s. Today you’ll find a Forest Service lookout tower on the mountaintop as well as some of the most panoramic views in southeastern Arizona.

Amenities

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

Bear Proof Containers
Two Adirondack-style shelters
No Drinking Water

Amenity list above may not be complete.

Details

Season
April 15 - November 14
Location
30 miles southwest of Safford in the Pinaleño Mountains.
Elevation
9100 feet
Basic Info
Total Sites:
11 Sites
More Site Details
RV Hookups:
None
Pet Policy
Pets must be restrained or on a leash.
Activities
Hiking,  Cool Forested Setting
Mountain Brook
Additional Details
To avoid putting a bear’s life in danger and risking the loss of some of your own property, please dispose of all garbage in the bear-proof containers provided. Also, remember to keep all food out of reach and out of sight of these curious and powerful animals.

Map + Directions

Basic Directions
From Safford drive south 8 miles on US 191 to AZ 366. Turn right (southwest) onto 366 and drive 21.8 miles to the campground entrance on the right side of the road. Check local road conditions during winter months.

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