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9 Camping Spots in Arizona

Vineetha Rao Suravajjala
Experiencing the beauty of the great outdoors in Arizona has led to its skyrocketing fame in recent years.
With access to hiking trails, boating and more, Arizona’s campgrounds are some of the most varied, adventurous in the country!

Best Time to Visit

Visit between October and May for great weather, to make the most of your camping trip.

Blue Crossing

A free campground with spectacular views of the Blue River Valley, the Blue Crossing Campground is a great place to enjoy the serene beauty of the state of Arizona.

Alderwood Campground

Situated in Haigler Creek, this campground is quiet and calm, and is considered by serious campers to be one of the most serene places to stay at! Pro-tip: Carry potable water!

Apache Lake

With mountains on one side and the blue of the Apache Lake on the other, this campground is a great place to go fishing, specially trout and bass! Bring on the bait!

Canyon Point

Light up a bit of a campfire and unpack the smores at the Canyon Point Campground, which is located at the scenic Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. Visit the sculpted canyons for some spectacular photos!

Camp Avalon

Family-friendly, spiritual and gorgeous, Camp Avalon is a great place to relax, meditate and take it easy, even as you enjoy the scenic beauty of this retreat.

Canyon Vista

Set up camp under the trees and watch wildlife go by in the Canyon Vista campground. With several activities such as sightseing, rock climbing and hiking made accessable, this is a great campground to start camping!

Catalina State Park

With over 100 designated campsites, Catalina State Park offers all the comforts of modernity alongside the beauty of nature. Step onto several hiking trails for some of the most gorgeous pictures of Arizona!

Christopher Creek

Clean air, beautiful views and the sounds of nature, the Christopher Creek Campground has them all. Also including activities such as horse riding and hiking, this campground has gained popularity in recent years!

Bagley Flat

The only designated campground on the shores of Saguaro Lake, the Bagley Flat is no normal campground! It is a boat-in campsite, with some of the best opportunities for fishing in Arizona.