Campgrounds in Benson, Arizona

Campgrounds in Benson, Arizona
Benson is a small town east of Tuscon in I-10 in southern Arizona. The town is the gateway to Kartchner Caverns State Park, which has more than two miles of cave passages, several of which are open to the public, including the Throne Room, Big Room and the Echo Passage. Benson has several camping areas available for visitors.

KOA Benson

KOA Benson is a combination RV and tent camping facility on the north side of the interstate. It has a swimming pool that is open from March 15 to October 31, a hot tub, and a mini golf course. The tent sites are all shaded, and some tent sites also have electricity available. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the campground, and firewood is available for a fee. Pets are permitted, and showers and bathrooms are available.

KOA Benson
180 West 4 Feathers Lane
Benson, AZ 85602-7952
(520) 586-3977
koa.com/where/az/03133/index.htm

Red Barn Campground

Red Barn Campground is a combination RV and tent camping facility in Benson. It has eight tent sites, of which four are designated for tent camping only. The campsites all have picnic tables, and pets are welcome. The facility has bathrooms, laundry, and showers. Hiking on the Heartbreak Ridge Trail is close to the campground.

Red Barn Campground
711 Madison St.
Benson, AZ 85602-6036
(520) 586-2035

Kartchner Caverns State Park

Kartchner Caverns State Park offers a more backcountry-oriented camping experience. Seven different campgrounds dot the park; three of which are handicapped accessible, and all of which have electric hookups; none of the campsites are designated as non-RV sites, but tent campers can use all of them. Dump stations and bathrooms with showers are available at each campground. Stays are limited to 14 days maximum, and campers must arrive and check in with the ranger before 6 p.m.

Kartchner Caverns State Park
P.O. Box 1849
Benson, AZ 85602
(520) 586-2283
pr.state.az.us/Parks/KACA/index.html

Article Written By Candace Horgan

Candace Horgan has worked as a freelance journalist for more than 12 years. Her work has appeared in various print and online publications, including the "Denver Post" and "Mix." Horgan holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and history.

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