- Maximum occupancy per site: 10 individuals, with a maximum of 6 adults.
- Check-in time: 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Check-out time: 12 p.m.
- Quiet hours: 9 p.m. to 8 a.m.
- Alcoholic beverages: No specific restrictions.
- Generator use: Check with each campground as rules vary.
- Campfires: Allowed only in provided campfire pit or ring at site, following local restrictions.
- Drone use: Recreational drone use is prohibited.
6109 North Apache Trail, Apache Junction, AZ 85119
Less than 50 miles east of the Phoenix metropolitan area, Lost Dutchman State Park is located at the foot of the dramatic Superstition Mountains. This park is popular for hiking, from easily accessible nature trails to challenging hikes up into the mountains with sweeping views. Stay for the night and enjoy the magic of the park after the day-trippers leave, with spectacular sunsets, wildlife, and stargazing. The campground has 138 sites, most with electric and water hookups, and no RV size restrictions. For the most part, the sites are spread out and private, and the campground is known for being well run and meticulously clean despite its popularity.
675 Dead Horse Ranch Road, Cottonwood, AZ 86326
This park is a convenient base for visiting the surrounding area of central Arizona, including Sedona and historic Prescott. Dead Horse Ranch is located in the Verde River Greenway State Natural Area, near the town of Cottonwood. The campground offers more than 100 spacious, paved sites, most with electric and water hookups. With shady trees, a lake, miles of hiking and biking trails, and wildlife viewing including the adorable river otter, you may want to extend your stay in this peaceful natural setting.
11570 North Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ 85737
Arizona is frequently associated with the saguaro, and Catalina State Park provides the unforgettable experience of camping among these iconic cacti. This state park is located northeast of Tucson and Saguaro National Park and easily accessible to both. Miles of hiking trails offer a variety of experiences and challenges. Its peaceful location at the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains affords sweeping, dramatic views in every direction and incredible wildlife viewing. Enjoy an overnight stay in this beautiful park’s developed, well-kept campground. There are 120 paved sites with water and electric hookups, plus modern restrooms and a dump station. Sites are well spaced with lots of privacy between them to enjoy the natural surroundings.
Arizona state park campgrounds that accommodate RV camping
Alamo Lake State Park
Buckskin Mountain State Park
Catalina State Park
Cattail Cove State Park
Dead Horse Ranch State Park
Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area
Havasu Riviera State Park
Homolovi State Park
Kartchner Caverns State Park
Lake Havasu State Park
Lost Dutchman State Park
Lyman Lake State Park
Patagonia Lake State Park
Picacho Peak State Park
River Island State Park
Rockin’ River Ranch State Park
Roper Lake State Park
For more information on Arizona state park campgrounds, visit azstateparks.com.