The Best In Tent Camping Arizona  by Kirstin Olmon and Kelly Phillips

The Best In Tent Camping: Arizona Guide Book

by Kirstin Olmon and Kelly Phillips (Menasha Ridge Press)
The Best In Tent Camping Arizona  by Kirstin Olmon and Kelly Phillips
From the cool forests of the Mongollon Rim and the White Mountains to the verdant crowns of the southern sky islands, Arizona is great for tent-camping weekends and vacations. But do you know how to find the right place? Here's the answer, right in your hands. Maybe you seek a small, quiet campground near a fish-filled stream close to home. Maybe it's to be a romantic interlude, or you have the kids and their friends in tow. In The Best In Tent Camping: Arizona, outdoor enthusiasts Kirstin Olmon and Kelly Phillips have compiled the most up-to-date research to steer you straight to the safe and scenic treasure spot you had in mind.

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Trails from the "The Best In Tent Camping: Arizona" Guide Book
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The 208-site Twin Peaks Campground near the visitor center offers water and flush toilets and is hosted in the winter. At the far end, two rows are designated exclusively for tent campers, with the de ...
Ajo, AZ - Campgrounds
Any property near cool, rushing water in the arid Arizona desert is prime real estate, so it’s no surprise that Beaver Creek Campground routinely fills up all year long. Thirteen sites are cradled b ...
Camp Verde, AZ - Campgrounds
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The Blue River is cool and clear, surrounded by lush greenery, steep canyon walls, tall ponderosa pines, and plenty of history. Driving south on the Blue River Road (Forest Road 281) from Alpine, you ...
Alpine, AZ - Campgrounds
Bring your binoculars and field guide, because this is the place to go for world-famous bird-watching. At the base of the Santa Rita Mountains, with Mt. Wrightson towering 9,453 feet above, Bog Spring ...
Tucson, AZ - Campgrounds
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Apache Lake, formed by Horse Mesa Dam, is the second-largest of the four reservoirs on the Salt River northeast of Phoenix. All of the lakes in the chain are more or less within easy reach of the Phoe ...
Phoenix, AZ - Campgrounds
The Navajo Nation is best known for the austere beauty of the Painted Desert, with its rough, red mountains and color-striped mineral badlands, and the stark magnificence of Monument Valley. Between t ...
Kayenta, AZ - Campgrounds
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The Mogollon Rim area is known for its tall pines and crystalline, trout-stocked lakes. The General Crook National Recreation Trail and its parallel route, Forest Road 300 or the Rim Road, wend their ...
Heber, AZ - Campgrounds
Most Phoenicians know SRP as the folks who send the electric bill every month, but in the early 1900s local settlers didn’t worry about such newfangled stuff. They started the Salt River Project, us ...
Phoenix, AZ - Campgrounds
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Rolling, grassy hills bordered by pines and a wide, blue sky welcome you as you drive windy AZ 261 on the way to Big Lake Recreation Area. The green is a welcome sight for dry eyes used to the desert ...
Eagar, AZ - Campgrounds
Arizonans like to boast that we have more boats per capita than any other state. Whether this is true or not, you’ll believe it on a hot day at Lake Pleasant. If you can’t escape the valley entirely w ...
Phoenix, AZ - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
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No book about the best camping in Arizona would be complete without mentioning Grand Canyon National Park. One of the seven natural wonders of the world, it is Arizona’s main claim to fame and receive ...
Flagstaff, AZ - Campgrounds
Situated on old Route 66, the city of Williams survived the arrival of the interstate and thrives on tourism in the Western theme, with steakhouses galore and gunfights staged on Main Street every sum ...
Williams, AZ - Campgrounds
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Close your eyes and think of Arizona. What image comes to mind? If you imagined barren wastelands and saguaro cacti, pack your bags and call in sick, because we have something else to show you! In the ...
Alpine, AZ - Campgrounds
Remember what camping was like when you were a kid? Remember exploring all of the nature trails and paths that led into the woods, knowing the whole campground was yours to discover? Remember catching ...
Show Low, AZ - Campgrounds
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Boxed by mountains and surrounded by wilderness, Fourmile Canyon Campground serves as a terrific base to explore some of Arizona’s lesser-known natural treasures. Turn off Pinal Highway (US 70) and on ...
Safford, AZ - Campgrounds
Just 90 miles north of Phoenix, after a beautiful drive along the Beeline Highway 87 through the Mazatzal Mountains, you arrive in the old mining and lumber town of Payson. The saguaros have disappear ...
Payson, AZ - Campgrounds
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Freidlein Prairie Road climbs along the southern flank of the San Francisco Mountains above Flagstaff, through a dense mixed-conifer/aspen forest dotted with small clearings. Freidlein Prairie itself ...
Flagstaff, AZ - Campgrounds
Haigler Canyon recreation site sits along perennial Haigler Creek, just north of the small ranching town of Young and beneath the Mogollon Rim, the 2,000-foot escarpment that separates the Colorado Pl ...
Young, AZ - Campgrounds
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Wind your way north up Interstate 17 through the Aqua Fria River valley from Phoenix to Flagstaff, and even before you’ve left the saguaros behind, the rugged Bradshaw Mountains rise to the west. Tu ...
Crown King, AZ - Campgrounds
Picture the proud groom and blushing bride (hopefully no longer in trousseau), rattling up and down precipitous mountain curves and fording cold running streams, headed for the middle of nowhere to ce ...
Clifton, AZ - Campgrounds
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