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CAMPGROUND NAME: Arcadia

VISIT DATE: 6/3/2002

UPDATE DATE: 7/25/2013

STATE: Arizona

REGION: Southwestern

RANGER DISTRICT: Safford

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Safford

RESERVATIONS: No

DIRECTIONS:
From Safford, AZ, take US Rt. 191 south for 6 miles to State Rt.
366.  Turn right onto Rt. 366 and go 11.3 miles to campground on
right.

NOTE: Although paved and well maintained, State Rt. 366 is steep 
and curvy with switchbacks.  An official state sign, near the beginning 
of Rt. 366, recommends vehicle total length not exceed 40 feet; the 
authors concur.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 6,700 ft.

The campground, located in the Pinaleno Mountains among mature
Ponderosa pines, Gambel Oaks and Arizona Walnut trees, is a large single 
loop.   The native rock walls and other stone work are very attractive 
and give the campground lots of character.    It is a
good location for bird watching.  The campground is comfortable,
nicely shaded and covered with a bed of pine needles.  Enjoy the many
vistas along State Rt. 366.

This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: Yes
Open All Year: Yes

Seasonal Comment:
Services provided Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: $10 per day
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 10
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 8
   
   Total Sites: 18

Tent Pads: No
Open Sites: No
Wooded Sites: Yes

No. Tables on Sites: 18
No. Grilles on Sites: 18
Equestrian Camping:  No

RV INFORMATION
Hookups: None
No. RV Pull Throughs: 0
Waste Station: No
Average Parking Apron Size: 10' X 21'

Comments:
The parking aprons are paved.  There is a free 
RV waste station (no potable water) at Safford 
Wastewater Treatment Plant, 1395 W. Reclamation Way, 
Safford, AZ.

FACILITIES
Vaults: Yes
Flush Toilets: No
Hot Showers: No
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes

Public Phone: No
Playground: No
No. Water Spigots: 0
  No. Threaded: 0

WATER SPORTS - None

HIKING
Arcadia Trail (foot, mountain bike & horse) - 5.1 miles
    The Arcadia Trail is designated a National      
    Recreation Trail.

FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Bog Springs VISIT DATE: 04/13/1998 UPDATE DATE: 3/28/2013 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Nogales NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Green Valley RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Green Valley, AZ, take Continental Rd., Exit 63 off Interstate 19, east to White House Canyon Rd. Turn right onto White House Canyon Rd. and go 12.2 miles to Bog Springs campground sign (Forest Rt. 70A). Turn left at sign onto Rt. 70A and go 0.5 miles to campground. Signs to Madera Canyon (in which this campground is located) are posted along the route. NOTE: Forest Rt. 70A is a narrow, winding and paved (with potholes) roadway. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,600 ft. The campground is located in Madera Canyon under mature Evergreen Oak and Alligator Juniper trees. There are excellent views of the Santa Rita Mountains. Bird watching is the main attraction of this primitive campground; over 200 species have been identified. Terraced sites make excellent platforms for the amateur and professional alike to set up their photographic equipment. At the time of our visit, there were no less then four sites set up with some of the most elaborate photographic equipment we have seen. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 4 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 9 Total Sites: 13 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 13 No. Grilles on Sites: 13 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 17' X 39' Comments: The parking aprons are paved with some being irregular and eroded. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 8 No. Threaded: 8 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Bog Springs Trail - 2.7 miles Dutch John Springs - 1.8 miles Super Trail - 8.1 miles Old Baldy - 4.5 miles Very Steep Trail - 1.8 miles Above trails are foot & horse only and access the Mt. Wrightson Wilderness. Nature (interpretive - foot only) - 2.7 miles Series of paved trails along the Madera Canyon Creek (foot only) FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Cochise Stronghold VISIT DATE: 05/01/1998 UPDATE DATE: 3/28/2013 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Douglas NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Sunsites RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Sunsites, AZ, take Ironwood Rd. (off State Rt. 191) west 9.1 miles to campground entrance. Once inside the Forest, Ironwood Rd. becomes Forest Rt. 84. NOTE: After, 3.8 miles, Ironwood Rd. (and Forest Rt. 84) becomes a rough, rocky dirt road. There are five stream crossings on Forest Rt. 84 that can be forded if not wet weather. The Forest Service does not recommend RVs with a total length more then 22 ft. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,000 ft. Campground is located in the Dragoon Mountains in some bizarre rock formations among Evergreen Oaks, Alligator Junipers, Yucca and Prickly-Pear. It was once used by Cochise and the Chiricahua Apache. Entrance to campground is through tall bluffs which were used by the Apache to spot approaching Calvary. With the Riparian nature of the campground, bird watching is popular. Tent sites are walk-ins. Campground is quiet and attractive - a nice place to go camping. The Nature and History Trails are informative; nicely done by the Forest Service. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Comment: Open September through May RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day, per vehicle Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 10 Total Sites: 10 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 16 No. Grilles on Sites: 16 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12.5' X 39' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. The Forest Service does not recommend RVs with a total length more then 22 ft. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Cochise Trail #279 (foot & horse) - 4.5 miles Nature Trail (foot) - 0.4 miles History Trail (foot) - 0.12 miles FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Cunningham VISIT DATE: 6/3/2002 UPDATE DATE: 7/25/2013 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Safford NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Safford RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Safford, AZ, at intersection of US Rt. 70 (5th St.) and US Rt. 191, take Rt. 191 south for 7.4 miles to State Rt. 366. Turn right onto Rt. 366 and go 25.6 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign into campground. NOTE: Although paved and well maintained, State Rt. 366 is steep and curvy with switchbacks. The last 3.6 miles are dirt, rocky, rough, and mostly wide single lane with some switchbacks. An official state sign, near the beginning of Rt. 366, recommends vehicle TOTAL length not exceed 40 feet; the authors concur. Because of the design and condition of the dirt portion of Rt. 366, the authors do not recommend towing a travel trailer to this campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 8,700 ft. The campground, located in the Pinaleno Mountains in a stand of Aspen and Douglas firs, offers a rustic camping experience. There are four contiguous pipe stalls for horses located in the center of a turn-around loop. Other than the stalls, there are no horse facilities, including stock water, in the campground. It is a good location for horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 15 through November 15 - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 1 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 9 Total Sites: 10 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 10 No. Grilles on Sites: 10 Equestrian Camping: Yes RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 30' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. There is a free RV waste station (no potable water) at Safford Wastewater Treatment Plant, 1395 W. Reclamation Way, Safford, AZ. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 0 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Grant Hill Loop #322 - 4.2 miles Cunningham Loop Trail #310 - 5.6 miles Grant Creek Trail #305 - 5.5 miles All trails are foot, horse and mountain bike FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: General Hitchcock VISIT DATE: 04/05/1998 UPDATE DATE: 3/28/2013 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Santa Catalina NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Tucson RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Tucson, AZ, on Interstate 10, take the Speedway Blvd. exit (exit 257) to Speedway Blvd. Turn east onto Speedway Blvd. and go 9.2 miles (passed University of Arizona) to Pantano Rd. Turn left onto Pantano Rd. and go 1.1 miles to the Tanque Verde Rd. ramp. Bear right onto the ramp and go 1.6 miles (on Tanque Verde Rd.) to Catalina Hwy. Turn left onto Catalina Hwy. and go 16.7 miles to General Hitchcock campground sign. Turn right at sign onto General Hitchcock Rd. into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,000 ft. This is an attractive, heavily wooded campground nestled in a dell beside a seasonal creek. The trees are Evergreen Oak and mixture of mature pines. The campground is convenient for many things to see and do in and around Tuscon. Notable among these are the Saguaro National Park, Sabino Canyon, Colossal Cave, and a drive along Catalina Scenic Byway to Mt. Lemmon, all explained below. 1. The Saguaro National Park is divided into two districts - Saguaro East and Saguaro West. Saguaro East is the closest to the campground and is the district the authors visited. It is located at the foot of the Rincoon Mountains and is comprised of an aging Saguaro forest. There is an interesting 8-mile loop drive and 128 miles of trails. 2. Sabino Canyon is referred to as a "desert oasis" in the Coronado National Forest. Part of it can be viewed from a privately owned open-air shuttle bus. The ride is 45 minutes and departs from the Sabino Canyon Visitor Center. Call (520) 749-2861 for information and tour schedules. 3. Explore the Colossal Cave, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. The cave was discovered in 1879 and is dry or dormant. In other words, due to lack of water, the formations are not growing. Call (520) 647-3299 for additional information. 4. Experience an amazing drive up the Catalina Scenic Byway (a.k.a. Sky Island Scenic Byway/General Hitchcock Hwy.) to Mt. Lemmon. The trip ". . . can be compared to a trip from Mexico to Canada, with vegetation ranging from Saguaro cactus in the lowland deserts to pine, fir, and spruce at the highest elevations." The drive has many gorgeous views of the Santa Catalina Mountains and rises some 5,000 feet above Tucson. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 10 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 10 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 10 No. Grilles on Sites: 10 Equestrian Camping: No FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Green Mountain Trail (foot, horse & mountain bike) - 3.6 miles FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Hospital Flat VISIT DATE: 6/3/2002 UPDATE DATE: 7/25/2013 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Safford NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Safford RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Safford, AZ, at intersection of US Rt. 70 (5th St.) and US Rt. 191, take Rt. 191 south for 7.4 miles to State Rt. 366. Turn right onto Rt. 366 and go 23.2 miles to campground sign. Turn left into campground. NOTE: Although paved and well maintained, State Rt. 366 is steep and curvy with switchbacks. The last 1.1 miles is dirt, rocky, rough, and mostly wide single lane with some switchbacks. An official state sign, near the beginning of Rt. 366, recommends vehicle TOTAL length not exceed 40 feet; the authors concur. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 9,000 ft. The campground, located in the Pinaleno Mountains on an open meadow, was once used by nearby Fort Grant as a field hospital and summer retreat for Army officers during the late 1880s. All camp sites rim the meadow and are walk-ins. Some sites are tucked in among Douglas fir. Each site has a bear-proof food container. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 15 through November 15 - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 11 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 11 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 11 No. Grilles on Sites: 11 Equestrian Camping: No FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Hospital Flat Nature Trail (foot) - 0.75 miles FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Idlewild VISIT DATE: 04/29/1998 UPDATE DATE: 3/28/2013 STATE: New Mexico REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Douglas NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Rodeo RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Rodeo, NM, take State Rt. 80 east 21 miles to State Rt. 533. Turn left onto Rt. 533 and go 7.8 miles to "Y" intersection (Forest Rt. 42). Bear left onto Rt. 42 and go 1.7 miles to Idlewild sign. Turn right at sign into campground. NOTE: Campground is actually located in Arizona, but access is best from Rodeo, NM. At campground entrance there is a creek that must be forded, which may be impassible during wet weather. The entry road is rough with steep creek crossing. There are signs along State Rt. 533 and Forest Rt. 42 limiting total vehicle length to 41 ft. The Forest Service does not recommend RVs with a total length more then 16 ft. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,000 ft. The campground is next to the seasonal Cave Creek in Cave Creek Canyon and is wooded with several species of trees, i.e., Evergreen Oak, Sycamore, Arizona Cypress and Juniper. Campground is known for bird watching. It is close to the Cave Creek Visitor Information Center which has interpretive programs. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Water available about April through October . RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 6 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 4 Total Sites: 10 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 10 No. Grilles on Sites: 10 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 4 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: Not applicable Comments: The parking aprons are dirt and irregular. All combined sites are pull throughs. The Forest Service does not recommend RVs with a total length more then 16 ft. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 2 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No Comments: Unmarked trails are nearby. FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Lakeview VISIT DATE: 04/16/1998 UPDATE DATE: 3/28/2013 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Sierra Vista NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Sonoita RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Sonita, AZ, take State Rt. 83 south 29.6 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,400 ft. The campground, comprised of two loops, is located above Parker Canyon Lake. Most walk-in tent sites have a view of the lake. One loop favors tents (with several wheelchair friendly sites) and the other RVs. The area is known for bird watching to include Bald Eagles during the winter months. Privacy between campsites is poor to fair. Most campsites are in the open with some shade provided by juniper and Live oak trees. There is a general store near the boat ramp, both of which are about 0.8 miles from campground entrance. There are limited groceries, boat rentals and fishing licenses. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 33 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 31 Total Sites: 64 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 64 No. Grilles on Sites: 64 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 14 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 44' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 6 No. Threaded: 1 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Parker Canyon Lake is 160 acres. Power boats are limited to 10hp. The boat ramp is about 0.8 miles from campground entrance. HIKING Lakeshore Trail (loop - foot) - 5 miles There is a trail head to the Arizona Trail south of the campground off Forest Rt. 48. FISHING Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Sunfish and Catfish

CAMPGROUND NAME: Molino Basin VISIT DATE: 04/05/1998 UPDATE DATE: 3/28/2013 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Santa Catalina NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Tucson RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Tucson, AZ, on Interstate 10, take the Speedway Blvd. exit (exit 257) to Speedway Blvd. Turn east onto Speedway Blvd. and go 9.2 miles (passed University of Arizona) to Pantano Rd. Turn left onto Pantano Rd. and go 1.1 miles to the Tanque Verde Rd. ramp. Bear right onto the ramp and go 1.6 miles (on Tanque Verde Rd.) to Catalina Hwy. Turn left onto Catalina Hwy. and go 10.3 miles to Molino Basin sign. Turn left into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 4,500 ft. The campground is next to Catalina Hwy. in Molino Canyon. Some sites are shaded by Evergreen Oaks, but most are open. Sites 1 through 10 are located along a seasonal stream. Most tent sites are walk-ins. The sites are generally scattered along the canyon with some parking aprons somewhat sloped. Many sites are rocky, with some so rocky that pitching a tent could be a challenge. Some campsites are shaded with ramada-covered picnic tables. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. The campground is convenient for many things to see and do in and around Tuscon. Notable among these are the Saguaro National Park, Sabino Canyon, Colossal Cave, and a drive along Catalina Scenic Byway to Mt. Lemmon, all explained below. 1. The Saguaro National Park is divided into two districts - Saguaro East and Saguaro West. Saguaro East is the closest to the campground and is the district visited by the authors. It is located at the foot of the Rincoon Mountains and is comprised of an aging Saguaro forest. There is an interesting 8-mile loop drive and 128 miles of trails. 2. Sabino Canyon is referred to as a "desert oasis" in the Coronado National Forest. Part of it can be viewed from a privately owned open-air shuttle bus. The ride is 45 minutes and departs from the Sabino Canyon Visitor Center. Call (520) 749-2861 for information and tour schedules. 3. Explore the Colossal Cave, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. The cave was discovered in 1879 and is dry or dormant. In other words, due to lack of water, the formations are not growing. Call (520) 647-3299 for additional information. 4. Experience an amazing drive up the Catalina Scenic Byway (a.k.a. Sky Island Scenic Byway/General Hitchcock Hwy.) to Mt. Lemmon. The trip ". . . can be compared to a trip from Mexico to Canada, with vegetation ranging from Saguaro cactus in the lowland deserts to pine, fir, and spruce at the highest elevations." The drive has many gorgeous views of the Santa Catalina Mountains and rises some 5,000 feet above Tucson. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open November 1 through April 25. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 28 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 6 Total Sites: 34 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 34 No. Grilles on Sites: 29 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 22' X 20' Comments: Forest Service recommends trailers up to 22 ft. The parking aprons are paved. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 0 Comments: Wheelchair friendly toilet is located at campground entrance. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Bellota Trail #5 - 4.4 miles Molino Trail - 2.6 miles (to Sycamore Trail and Pusch Ridge Wilderness) Above are accessible by foot, horse and mountain bike. But, access to the wilderness is foot only. Access is also available to the Arizona Trail. Contact the Santa Catalina District Ranger Office for details. FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Peppersauce VISIT DATE: 05/04/1998 UPDATE DATE: 3/28/2013 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Santa Catalina NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Oracle RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Oracle, AZ, take Mt. Lemon (a road) south 3.3 miles to end of paved roadway and "Y" intersection. Bear right onto a dirt road (becomes Forest Rt. 38) and go 5.1 miles to campground on the left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 4,700 ft. The campground is located along a seasonal creek among very large, mature Sycamores and Walnut trees. Campground is known as a base camp for 4-wheelers. The Arizona Boys Ranch has one of its camps located at the far end of Peppersauce campground. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 15 Total Sites: 17 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 17 No. Grilles on Sites: 16 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 15.5' X 37.5' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. There is no RV turn around and the interior road is rough and eroded. Forest Service does not recommend trailers over 22 feet; we agree. Some parking aprons are eroded and irregular. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 3 No. Threaded: 3 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No Comments: There is a trail head for the Arizona Trail - about 5 miles from the campground on Forest Rt. 38. FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Reef Townsite VISIT DATE: 04/16/1998 UPDATE DATE: 3/28/2013 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Sierra Vista NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Sierra Vista RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Sierra Vista, AZ, take State Rt. 92 south 3.1 miles to Carr Canyon Rd. Turn right onto Carr Canyon Rd. and go 6.7 miles to campground. NOTE 1: Carr Canyon Rd. becomes rough, winding (w/switchbacks), single lane dirt road. The elevation rises dramatically by over 2,000 ft. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,200 ft. This is a "sweet" little rustic campground located on top of Carr Reef formation and nestled among mature Ponderosa pine, White pine, Silver Leaf oak, Douglas fir, Alligator Junipers and lots of Manzanita. On the drive up, the views from Carr Canyon Rd. are spectacular. On a clear day, one can see the Santa Rita to the west, Whetstone to the north and Mule Mountains to the east. For tenters who want peace and tranquility and listen to the sounds of (and smell) a forest, this is the place to go. There is one site in particular that is located on a hill at the far end of the campground. There, one can sit at the picnic table and consume the valley below and surrounding mountains - truly, a site to behold. The campground is built on an old mining town called Reef. The name comes from Carr Reef, a tall band of quartzite-bearing cliffs that form the Huachuca Mountains' eastern front. Mining began in 1893 for silver and gold, but was not a significant success. Tungsten was another available mineral which became heavily mined during and after World War I. In 1956, the Federal Government stopped subsidizing the tungsten mining operations, which resulted in closure of the mines. In 1970, the last miner's wife sold her claim to the Forest Service. Signs in the campground and along an interpretive trail tell the story of the town and mining operations. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Comments: Open mid-April through November 30. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 16 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 16 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 16 No. Grilles on Sites: 16 Equestrian Camping: No FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 3 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Nature Trail (interpretive loop - foot) - 0.7 miles Old Saw Mill Trail - accesses: Carr Peak Trail (foot & horse) - 2.3 miles, which, in turn accesses the Miller Peak Wilderness network of trails Crest or Arizona Trail (foot & horse) - 3.5 miles FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Riggs Lake VISIT DATE: 6/3/2002 UPDATE DATE: 7/25/2013 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Safford NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Safford RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Safford, AZ, at intersection of US Rt. 70 (5th St.) and US Rt. 191, take Rt. 191 south for 7.4 miles to State Rt. 366. Turn right onto Rt. 366 and go 33.7 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign onto Forest Rt. 287 and go 0.9 miles to campground. NOTE: Although paved and well maintained, State Rt. 366 is steep and curvy with switchbacks. Last 11.4 miles are dirt, rocky, rough, and mostly wide single lane with some switchbacks. An official state sign, near the beginning of Rt. 366, recommends vehicle TOTAL length not exceed 40 feet; the authors concur. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 8,800 ft. The campground, located in the Pinaleno Mountains, is a single loop stretching over a hillside on the southwest side of the picturesque Riggs Flat Lake. The terraced walls of native rock at each camp site. Douglas fir and Ponderosa pine provide ample shade and campers should be prepared to share the campground with tuff-ear squirrels. Although there is little understory, widely spaced camp sites provide good privacy. This is an excellent tenters campground with most sites being walk-ins. There are bear proof food containers at some camp sites. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 15 through November 15 - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 26 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 26 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 26 No. Grilles on Sites: 26 Equestrian Camping: No FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Riggs Flat Lake is 11 acres. Only electric motors are permitted on power boats. HIKING Lakeshore Trail #340 (foot) - 0.6 miles Jesus Babcock Trail #321 (foot) - 1.1 miles FISHING German Brown trout There is a fish cleaning station.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Rose Canyon VISIT DATE: 05/03/1998 UPDATE DATE: 3/28/2013 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Santa Catalina NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Tucson RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Tucson, AZ, on Interstate 10, take the Speedway Blvd. exit (exit 257) to Speedway Blvd. Turn east onto Speedway Blvd. and go 9.2 miles (passed University of Arizona) to Pantano Rd. Turn left onto Pantano Rd. and go 1.1 miles to the Tanque Verde Rd. ramp. Bear right onto the ramp and go 1.6 miles (on Tanque Verde Rd.) to Catalina Hwy. Turn left onto Catalina Hwy. and go 13.1 miles to Rose Canyon Lake sign (Rose Canyon Rd.). Turn left onto Rose Canyon Rd. into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,000 ft. The campground stretches along Rose Canyon among Ponderosa pine, Douglas fir and Evergreen oaks near Rose Canyon Lake. Many sites have attractive stonework. It is composed of seven numbered loops (loop 3 is closed to the public). Loops 4 and 5 are designated for RVs only. Some sites include bear-proof food containers. Although the Aspen Wildfire did not destroy the campground, numerous "hazard" trees have been removed, somewhat changing the campground's appearance. Many tent sites are walk-in. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. The campground is convenient for many things to see and do in and around Tuscon. Notable among these are the Saguaro National Park, Sabino Canyon, Colossal Cave, and a drive along Catalina Scenic Byway to Mt. Lemmon, all explained below. 1. The Saguaro National Park is divided into two districts - Saguaro East and Saguaro West. Saguaro East is the closest to the campground and is the district visited by the authors. It is located at the foot of the Rincoon Mountains and is comprised of an aging Saguaro forest. There is an interesting 8-mile loop drive and 128 miles of trails. 2. Sabino Canyon is referred to as a "desert oasis" in the Coronado National Forest. Part of it can be viewed from a privately owned open-air shuttle bus. The ride is 45 minutes and departs from the Sabino Canyon Visitor Center. Call (520) 749-2861 for information and tour schedules. 3. Explore the Colossal Cave, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. The cave was discovered in 1879 and is dry or dormant. In other words, due to lack of water, the formations are not growing. Call (520) 647-3299 for additional information. 4. Experience an amazing drive up the Catalina Scenic Byway (a.k.a. Sky Island Scenic Byway/General Hitchcock Hwy.) to Mt. Lemmon. The trip ". . . can be compared to a trip from Mexico to Canada, with vegetation ranging from Saguaro cactus in the lowland deserts to pine, fir, and spruce at the highest elevations." The drive has many gorgeous views of the Santa Catalina Mountains and rises some 5,000 feet above Tucson. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open mid-April through late October. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $18 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 6 No. Tent Sites: 43 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 18 Total Sites: 67 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 59 No. Grilles on Sites: 67 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11.5' X 36' Comments: The parking aprons are mostly gravel. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 9 No. Threaded: 9 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: No Boating (no power): No Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Rose Canyon Lake is 7 acres. HIKING There are two trails associated with Rose Lake: On the east shore (foot only) - 0.3 miles On the west shore (foot only) - 0.4 miles These trails are separated by the lake's dam. FISHING Rainbow Trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Rucker Forest Camp VISIT DATE: 04/30/1998 UPDATE DATE: 3/16/2010 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Douglas NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Elfrida RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Elfrida, AZ, take US Rt. 191 north 4.9 miles to Rucker Canyon Rd. (a dirt road). Turn right (east) onto Rucker Canyon Rd. and go 15.3 miles to a "T" intersection (Forest Rt. 74). Turn left onto Rt. 74 and go 3.6 miles to a "Y" intersection (W. Rucker Canyon Rd.). Bear right onto W. Rucker Canyon Rd. and go 3.2 miles to Forest Rt. 74E. Turn left onto Rt. 74E and go 5.5 miles to campground. NOTE: Starting with Rucker Canyon Rd., all access roads to the campground are well maintained dirt roads. On Forest Rt. 74E, there are several creeks crossing the road, which, depending on the time of year, may have to be forded. There is one dip on Rt. 74E that may cause the rear end of some travel trailers to drag. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,120 ft. This rustic campground is located on the edge of the Chiricahua Wilderness next to Rucker Creek. It is heavily forested with Apache and Ponderosa pine, Evergreen oaks, and Alligator juniper. The campground is aromic with the smell of pine and is a delightful place to camp. There are bear-proof food containers at each site. Bear country; practice safe food storage technique. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 5 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 8 Total Sites: 13 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 13 No. Grilles on Sites: 13 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 10.5' X 39' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. The waste station is 0.1 miles in from the beginning of Forest Rt. 74E, on the right. The Forest Service does not recommend RVs with a total length more then 16 ft. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: Although there is potable water, its availability is not dependable. Suggest calling the Douglas Ranger District Office to confirm. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Raspberry Ridge Trail (#228) - 4.6 miles Rucker Trail (#222) - 4.6 miles Both trails are horse and foot only and access the Chiricahua Wilderness (and other trails). FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Rustler Park VISIT DATE: 04/29/1998 UPDATE DATE: 3/16/2010 STATE: New Mexico REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Douglas NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Rodeo RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Rodeo, NM, take State Rt. 80 east 21 miles to State Rt. 533. Turn left onto Rt. 533 and go 7.8 miles to "Y" intersection (Forest Rt. 42). Bear left onto Rt. 42 and go 12.4 miles to another "Y" intersection on top of Onion Saddle (Forest Rt. 42D). Bear left onto Rt. 42D and go 2.8 miles to campground. NOTE: Campground is actually located in Arizona, but access is best from Rodeo, NM. The last 11.9 miles of this access are curvy, rough and single-lane dirt road. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 8,500 ft. Campground is located close to Chiricahua Wilderness in magnificent Ponderosa and Douglas-Fir Pines and is pack it in, pack it out. As the name implies, location was hideout for rustlers during the latter half of the 19th century. During May and early June, Iris bloom in abundance in a meadow within the campground. Some sites overlook the "iris meadow" while others are terraced up on the hillsides. Altitude and abundant trees make this campground very popular during the summer. The drive up to the campground has some excellent vistas of the valley below along with visible signs of recovery from the 1994 "Rattlesnake Fire." Another interesting item is a cluster of cabins can be viewed off to the side of the "Iris meadow." These were built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) as outposts for Forest Rangers. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: April through October. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day, per vehicle Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 22 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 22 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 22 No. Grilles on Sites: 22 Equestrian Camping: No FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 0 Comments: Wheelchair friendly toilet is located at entrance to campground. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Spur trail in campground provides access to Chiricahua Wilderness and a network of trails. FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Shannon VISIT DATE: 6/3/2002 UPDATE DATE: 7/25/2013 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Safford NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Safford RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Safford, AZ, at intersection of US Rt. 70 and US Rt. 191, take Rt. 191 south 7.4 miles to State Rt. 366. Turn right onto Rt. 366 and go 21.7 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign and go 0.1 miles to campground. NOTE: Although paved and well maintained, State Rt. 366 is steep and curvy with switchbacks. An official state sign, near the beginning of Rt. 366, recommends vehicle total length not exceed 40 feet; the authors concur. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 9,200 ft. The campground, located in the Pinaleno Mountains among Engelmann spruce and massive Douglas firs, stretches along Marijilda Creek. Some camp sites overlook the creek while others meander up the mountainside. Rumex, a relative of rhubarb and unique to the Pinaleno, Chiricahua, and Huachuca mountains, can be found along the creek. A few camp sites have Adirondeck-type log shelters. Bear-proof food containers are located at some site. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 15 through November 15 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 6 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 4 Total Sites: 10 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 10 No. Grilles on Sites: 10 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 10' X 26' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. There is a free RV waste station (no potable water) at Safford Wastewater Treatment Plant, 1395 W. Reclamation Way, Safford, AZ. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Arcadia Trail # 5318 (foot, horse & mountain bike) - 5 miles The Arcadia Trail is designated a National Recreation Trail Heliograph Lookout (foot & mountain bike) - 7 miles Noon Creek Ridge trail (foot) - 3 miles FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Soldier Creek VISIT DATE: 6/3/2002 UPDATE DATE: 7/25/2013 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Safford NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Safford RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Safford, AZ, at intersection of US Rt. 70 (5th St.) and US Rt. 191, take Rt. 191 south for 7.4 miles to State Rt. 366. Turn right onto Rt. 366 and go 29.5 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign and go 0.1 miles to campground. NOTE: Although paved and well maintained, State Rt. 366 is steep and curvy with switchbacks. The last 7.3 miles are dirt, rocky, rough, and mostly wide single lane with some switchbacks. An official state sign, near the beginning of Rt. 366, recommends vehicle TOTAL length not exceed 40 feet; the authors concur. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 9,300 ft. The campground, located in the Pinaleno mountains, is a single loop among Douglas fir and huge boulders. The parking aprons tend to be irregular in shape and somewhat eroded making parking at some sites a challenge for RV campers. The vistas from State Rt. 366 are awesome. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 15 through November 15 - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 5 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 8 Total Sites: 13 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 13 No. Grilles on Sites: 13 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 14' X 27' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. There is a free RV waste station (no potable water) at Safford Wastewater Treatment Plant, 1395 W. Reclamation Way, Safford, AZ. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Grant Goudy Ridge Trail #310 (foot & horse) - 6.4 miles FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Spencer Canyon VISIT DATE: 05/03/1998 UPDATE DATE: 4/6/2012 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Santa Catalina NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Tucson RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Tucson, AZ, on Interstate 10, take the Speedway Blvd. exit (exit 257) to Speedway Blvd. Turn east onto Speedway Blvd. and go 9.2 miles (passed University of Arizona) to Pantano Rd. Turn left onto Pantano Rd. and go 1.1 miles to the Tanque Verde Rd. ramp. Bear right onto the ramp and go 1.6 miles (on Tanque Verde Rd.) to Catalina Hwy. Turn left onto Catalina Hwy. and go 17.6 miles to campground sign (Spencer Canyon Rd.). Turn left onto Spencer Canyon Rd. and go 0.1 miles to campground entrance. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 8,000 ft. The campground is located in a nice wooded canyon under mature Ponderosa pines. A thick carpet of pine needles provides a comfortable and fragrant mattress and the elevation assures cooler temperatures in the summer then nearby Tucson. Some sites have bear-proof food containers. The campground is composed of four sections: Ponderosa, East Fork, Spencer and Turkey Track. Most of the sites are walk-in. The Forest Service indicates there are eight RV sites. We found these sites to be restrictive and not RV friendly. However, pop-up tents and trailers up to 16 ft. could possibly fit on some sites. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. The campground is convenient for many things to see and do in and around Tuscon. Notable among these are the Saguaro National Park, Sabino Canyon, Colossal Cave, and a drive along Catalina Scenic Byway to Mt. Lemmon, all explained below. 1. The Saguaro National Park is divided into two districts - Saguaro East and Saguaro West. Saguaro East is the closest to the campground and is the district visited by the authors. It is located at the foot of the Rincoon Mountains and is comprised of an aging Saguaro forest. There is an interesting 8-mile loop drive and 128 miles of trails. 2. Sabino Canyon is referred to as a "desert oasis" in the Coronado National Forest. Part of it can be viewed from a privately owned open-air shuttle bus. The ride is 45 minutes and departs from the Sabino Canyon Visitor Center. Call (520) 749-2861 for information and tour schedules. 3. Explore the Colossal Cave, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. The cave was discovered in 1879 and is dry or dormant. In other words, due to lack of water, the formations are not growing. Call (520) 647-3299 for additional information. 4. Experience an amazing drive up the Catalina Scenic Byway (a.k.a. Sky Island Scenic Byway/General Hitchcock Hwy.) to Mt. Lemmon. The trip ". . . can be compared to a trip from Mexico to Canada, with vegetation ranging from Saguaro cactus in the lowland deserts to pine, fir, and spruce at the highest elevations." The drive has many gorgeous views of the Santa Catalina Mountains and rises some 5,000 feet above Tucson. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open late April through mid-October. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $18 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 62 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 62 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 61 No. Grilles on Sites: 62 Equestrian Camping: No FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 9 No. Threaded: 7 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Sunny Flat VISIT DATE: 04/29/1998 UPDATE DATE: 3/28/2013 STATE: New Mexico REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Douglas NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Rodeo RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Rodeo, NM, take State Rt. 80 east 21 miles to State Rt. 533. Turn left onto Rt. 533 and go 7.8 miles to "Y" intersection (Forest Rt. 42). Bear left onto Rt. 42 and go 2.9 miles to Sunny Flat sign. Turn right into campground. NOTE: Campground is actually located in Arizona, but access is best from Rodeo, NM. A creek must be crossed at campground entrance; it may be impassible during wet weather. The entry road is rough with a steep creek crossing. There are signs on State Rt. 533 and Forest Rt. 42, limiting total vehicle length to 41 ft. The Forest Service does not recommend RVs with a total length more then 28 ft. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,200 ft. The campground is next to the seasonal Cave Creek among Evergreen Oaks and Alligator Junipers. It is popular location for bird watchers. Some sites have a wonderful view of Cathedral Rock. It is close to the Cave Creek Visitor Information Center which has interpretive programs. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day, per vehicle Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 10 Total Sites: 12 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 12 No. Grilles on Sites: 12 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 18' X 35' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt and irregular. The Forest Service does not recommend RVs with a total length more then 28 ft. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 4 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: Access to the wheelchair friendly toilet may be troublesome for some. Water available during winter months from the first spigot in the campground. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No Comments: There are some unmarked trails nearby. FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: White Rock VISIT DATE: 04/13/1998 UPDATE DATE: 3/28/2013 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Nogales NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Nogales RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Nogales, AZ, take Interstate 19 north 2.2 miles to Ruby Rd. (Exit 12). Take Exit 12 to Ruby Rd./State Rt. 289 and turn west onto Ruby Rd. Follow Ruby Rd./Rt. 289 for 9.7 miles to campground sign (Forest Rt. 39). Turn left onto Rt. 39 and proceed into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 4,000 ft. Campground is located 0.4 miles from Pena Blanca Lake and is divided by Forest Rt. 39. Sites 7 through 13 are located on north side of Rt. 39, across from seasonal stream in a semi-parking lot configuration. Most of these sites have ramadas and little natural shade. Sites 1 through 6 are located across Rt. 39 on a hillside beneath white rock and are shaded by Evergreen Oaks. There is a public phone located at Pena Blanca Lodge (closed) about 0.9 miles from the campground. Interesting rock formations can be viewed from the campground. There is dispersed camping along Forest Rt. 39 passed the campground. Sites 14 and 15 are off by themselves just passed the campground. Bear right at campground entrance as if going to the boat ramp and Pena Blanca Lodge. They are on the left. Although there is a vault, there is no water at these two sites. Both sites will accommodate an RV or tent. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 4 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 11 Total Sites: 15 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 15 No. Grilles on Sites: 15 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 17' X 39' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt and irregular. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: Yes Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 0 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Pena Blanca Lake is 49 acres. HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow Trout (stocked), Crappie, Catfish, Sunfish and Largemouth Bass. The catch and release rule applies because of mercury contamination found in the fish.




Fred and Suzi Dow