Camping and Fishing Close to Tucson

Camping and Fishing Close to Tucson
Tucson is in the southeast corner of Arizona and surrounded by several state parks. This offers many opportunities for outdoor recreation, including camping, hiking, fishing and mountain biking. Phoenix is a two-hour drive to the northwest, the Mexican border an hour's drive to the south. Other attractions in the area include Pima Air and Space Museum, Desert Diamond Casino and Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

Benson KOA

Benson KOA is located about 40 miles east of Tucson. Campground facilities include free Wi-Fi, a kitchen, laundry, bathhouse, firewood sales and a pavilion. Accommodation options include cabins, tent sites and RV sites with electricity, water and sewer hookups. Campground activities include swimming in the outdoor pool, playground, arcade and miniature golf.

Benson KOA
180 West 4 Feathers Lane
Benson, AZ 85602
(520) 586-3977

Patagonia Lake State Park

Patagonia Lake State Park is situated about 60 miles south of Tucson. There are several on-site amenities such as three hike-in camp sites, picnic areas, a beach area and boat rentals. The lake contains bass, crappie, catfish and rainbow trout, to name a few. There is an area of the lake set aside as a no-wake zone so that fisherman can enjoy their recreation undisturbed. A park store sells fishing licenses for those that do not have one.

Patagonia Lake State Park
400 Patagonia Lake Road
Patagonia, AZ 85624
(520) 287-6965

Mountain View RV Ranch

Mountain View RV Ranch is located in Amado, about 40 miles south of Tucson. The ranch's amenities include a laundry room, bathhouses, camp store, free Wi-Fi and fuel sales. The ranch has an outdoor pool, and Madera Canyon isn't far away, giving other choices such as hiking and mountain biking. Full hookups are offered at all RV sites as well as phone service and cable TV. Tents and campers are welcome as well.

Mountain View RV Ranch
2843 E Frontage Road
Amado, AZ 85645
(520) 398-9401

Article Written By Keith Dooley

Keith Dooley has a degree in outdoor education and sports management. He has worked as an assistant athletic director, head coach and assistant coach in various sports including football, softball and golf. Dooley has worked for various websites in the past, contributing instructional articles on a wide variety of topics.

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