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Phone
Phone:
520-749-8700
Reservations:
877-444-6777
Address
Mount Lemmon, AZ
Basics
Number of Sites:
3 Group Sites
Elevation:
7940 feet
Reservations:
Reservations Required

Description

The cool shade of tall ponderosas and an overlook of Palisade Canyon located at the edge of Showers Point Group Campground make this forested area a popular place for groups to spend a weekend or an afternoon. In addition, one of the most dramatic overlooks in the Santa Catalinas, Showers Point, is within easy walking distance. From this towering bluff, views include the lower slopes of the Santa Catalina Range and the Santa Cruz Valley stretching toward Mexico. Tall, pyramid-shaped Mt. Wrightson of the Santa Rita Mountains stands prominent on the horizon.

For a closer look at the Santa Catalina backcountry, the Palisade Trail drops down the southwestern slopes of the mountain range to the popular Sabino Canyon Recreation Area. The upper trailhead for Palisade Trail is located 1/4 mile west on Organization Ridge Road.

The three group-campsites at Showers Point are well spread out over this spacious location and include large, leveled tent pads and ramadas.

Limit 25 people per site. Reservations only. 14-day stay limit. Make on-line reservations, or phone National Recreation Reservation Service at (1-877-444-6777). Do not call the District Office to make reservations.

Basic Amenities
  • Drinking Water
  • Flush Toilets
Special Features
  • Cooking Grills
  • Picnic Tables
Additional Conveniences
  • Group Sites Available
  • Pets Allowed
  • Reservations Accepted
Additional Notes

Trailers not recommended.
Limit of 5 vehicles per site
25 people maximum per site
Limited parking

Details

Season
May 1 - October 15
Location
Northeast of Tucson
Mile 19.5 on the Catalina Highway
Elevation
7940 feet
Basic Info
Total Sites:
3 Group Sites
More Site Details
RV Hookups:
None
Pet Policy
Pets must be restrained or on a leash.
Activities
Hiking, 
Additional Details
The upper trailhead for Palisade Trail is located 1/4 mile west on Organization Ridge Road.

Pack and saddle stock are not permitted in campground.

A large area of Pusch Ridge Wilderness is closed to dogs for the protection of desert bighorn sheep.

Basic Directions
From Tucson, take Tanque Verde Road east to the Catalina Highway. Drive 4.2 miles to the Forest boundary . Continue on the Catalina Highway 19.7 miles . Turn southwest (left) onto Organization Ridge Road. (If you drive by Palisades Visitor Information Center, you've gone too far.) Drive a quarter mile to Showers Point Campground. The Catalina Highway is paved and suitable for passenger cars, but it can be snow covered in winter when chains and/or 4-wheel drive may be required. Organization Ridge Road is an all-weather graveled road. It is gated closed in winter.

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