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Camping Getaways in AZ

Are you looking for a fun weekend camping getaway in Arizona? Check out our guide to the best camping getaways in AZ. You are guaranteed to have a great time when you participate in one of these Arizona camping getaways!

11570 North Oracle Road , Tucson, AZ 85737


Escape to the Majestic Santa Catalina Mountains
Catalina State Park is located within Coronado National Forest, and is at the base of the towering Santa Catalina Mountains. The park is a natural habitat for desert plants and wildlife and more than 150 species of birds. It includes 5,500 acres of foothills, canyons and streams that’s ideal for camping, meander through the park and into the Coronado National Forest at elevations near 3,000 feet. When looking into camping getaways you should consider this Arizona location.

The park is located within minutes of the Tucson metropolitan area. Park facilities include a campground, grills, picnic tables, an equestrian center, trails, restrooms, showers, a group use area for day or overnight use (needs  reservation), and a gift shop. The Park Entrance Fee is $7 per car and $3 per individual/bicycle. The rent varies according to the accommodation chosen and the tourist traffic: Non-Electric/tent site ($15), Electric site ($25).

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Buckskin Mountain State Park 5476 North US Highway 95, Parker, AZ 85344


Love Camping & Water Adventure? Go off to Buckskin  Mountain
The Buckskin Mountain State Park  is a beautiful park that provides a scenic respite, hiking tracks, a desert escape and fun-filled water adventure. The park has a camping ground (reservations can be made), beach, hiking trails, cabana sites, restrooms, showers, picnic area, boat ramp, playground, basketball and volleyball court, restaurant, arcade, gas dock,  camp store, and ranger station. The nearby River Island State Park is ideal for tent campers and those looking for AZ camping getaways. Both areas are year-round destinations for those looking to discover a variety of recreational and cultural resources.

The Park Entrance Fee is $10 per car and $3 per individual/bicycle. The rent varies according to the accommodation chosen and the tourist traffic: Cabana site: $30; Electric & water site: $30; Electric, water, sewer site: $30. 

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Alamo Lake SP P.O. Box 38, Wenden, AZ 85357


Have A Great Camping Getaway!
The Alamo Lake State Park is one of the pristine and beautiful sites for camping getaways in Arizona. The harsh desert splendor is reflected off the water. Cacti mark the rocky landscape that surrounds the lake. The Alamo Lake State Park offers a variety of outdoor fun to be enjoyed during the getaway, premier bass fishing, rest and relaxation. For those who love nature, spring rains fill the land with wild flowers and the lake area suddenly comes alive with a variety of wildlife year round, such as bald and golden eagles, coyotes, foxes, waterfowl, mule deer and wild burros. 

The Visitor Center is open from 8 am – 4:30 pm daily.  The Lake also has a store that sells regular supplies. The entry fee per vehicle is $7.00, and for individual/bicycle it is $3.00. There are facilities for day camping as well as night camping and the rates are, non-electric site: $15, electric site: $22-$25. There are some parking charges for the vehicles as per conditions applicable.

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159 Supai, Grand Canyon, AZ 86435


Feed Your Camping Needs In Havasupai Falls AZ!
Havasupai Tourism manages and operates tourism related activities including guided and unguided tours, a 200-person campground near Havasu Falls and a horse packing business in which tribal members serve as guides and provide saddle and pack horses that carry goods and visitors in and out of the canyon.  

The Tribal Packer’s Enterprise accepts reservations from tourists and schedules various tribal members to provide horses and guide services to those visitors. The price for the experience is $57. Walk in customers will be charged twice the regular amount so better book a reservation first. Visit their website now! This is one of the camping getaways you don't want to miss in AZ!

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11505 East Lolo Mai Road, Cornville, AZ 86325


Have The Perfect Camping Experience With Lo Lo Mai Springs Resorts
Located along ¾ mile of Oak Creek just minutes from Sedona, tenting at Lo Lo Mai Springs offers the best of both worlds; natural beauty and convenience. Lo Lo Mai Springs has beautiful natural tent sites, many by the creek in the shade of ancient cottonwoods and soaring sycamores.

Each site has a fire ring and picnic table, and charcoal grills can be borrowed at no cost from the store. The natural beauty of the park and access to the creek are unparalleled. Lo Lo Mai Springs Resort can accommodate individual tenters, families and groups. Reservation is a must! So you should go to their website now to reserve! This is the perfect location for camping getaways in Arizona!

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699 London Bridge Road, Lake Havasu, AZ 86403


Enjoy The Beauty Of Lake Havasu State Park
The picturesque shoreline of Lake Havasu State Park is best known for its beautiful beaches, nature trails, adventurous boat ramps, and luxurious campsites. Watersport has always been the focus of this popular camping getaway in Arizona.

All 47 sites are non-electric. Sites include a picnic table and a fire ring. Most sites have shade armadas. Potable water is available throughout the campground. One can avail a package for ranging up to a maximum length of 14 nights. Per campsite limitations are only 6 adults and a total of 12 individuals per campsite. Check-out time is 12 noon. Check-in time is 2 pm. All fees must be in advance. 

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1534 Beachcomber Boulevard, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403


Visit Crazy Horse Campgrounds For Your Camping and RV Needs!
Crazy Horse Campgrounds' spacious RV Resort lots provide plenty of room for your RV, Camper or Toy Hauler. They have 30Amp and a few 50Amp electrical hookups on request and available in the park. It is best to let them know your needs while you are making reservations. Telephone hookups, Cable TV hookups and sewer hookups are  available as well. Propane available in the Park and 2 dump facilities for your convenience. 


For your entertainment there is a swimming pool and spa.  There are areas in the RV Park for Shuffleboard and Horseshoes. The Silver Spur: a 3,500 sq. ft. Clubhouse turns into a Game Room during the Summer and an Activities Center for Winter Visitors. There is a Boat launch ramp on the property at the Resort for access to Lake Havasu. You will also find Boat and Jet Ski Rentals on the property as well. The General Store stocked with necessities and there are showers and laundry facilities. Crazy Horse Campgrounds are a pet friendly RV Park Resort. Campgrounds are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Visit their website for more information

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Flagstaff Nordic Center Lodge,PO Box 1781, Flagstaff, AZ 86002


Fascinating Weekend Camping Retreat at the Flagstaff Nordic Center
The Flagstaff Nordic Center is situated within the Coconino National Forest in Northern Arizona. This is an ideal getaway both in summers and in the winters. You have many accommodation options and can choose to stay in one of the large or small yurts or a log-sided camper cabin. Depending on the accommodation, there are many facilities available. You can even get bikes on rent for touring the area.

Tent camping is available during special events or by special request only. Therefore, you should contact them and check the possibility. Campfires are allowed only if there is special permission from the authorities. The getaway has a NO SMOKING policy outside of your vehicle. Rates vary according to the accommodation that you choose and the season. This is among the best Arizona camping getaways!

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928- 634-5283
675 Dead Horse Ranch Road, Cottonwood, AZ 86326


Visit The Beautiful Dead Horse Ranch 
Dead Horse Ranch State Park is a beautiful park located in the Riparian area of the Verde Valley. The Park offers camping, hiking, biking, horseback riding, and rents Camping Cabins. The 3,300 foot elevation accounts for the mild temperatures that are ideal for camping, mountain biking in the Coconino National Forest, hiking along the Verde River, canoeing, picnicking, fishing, or just wading in the cool water. 

The Park Entrance Fee is $7 per car and $3 per individual/bicycle. The rent varies according to the accommodation chosen and the tourist traffic: Non-Electric/tent site ($15), Electric site ($25), Quail Loop site ($30), Cabin Rental ($55).

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Cattail Cove State Park P.O. Box 1990 , Lake Havasu City, AZ 86405


Enjoy Camping & Fishing at Cattail Cove
The beach, boat ramp, and 61 campsites at Cattail Cove State Park in AZ offer a wide choice of amusements for everyone to have fun during camping getaways. Lake Havasu was formed when a dam was created on the Colorado River near Parker. This 45-mile long lake is perfect for a wide variety of water sports. Fishing, boating, water ski or Jet Ski are some of the popular choices.

The park is located within a couple of hours drive time from the Phoenix area. The Park Entrance Fee is $10 per car on weekdays and $15 on Fridays – Sundays and State Holidays; and $3 per individual/bicycle. The rent varies according to the accommodation chosen and the tourist traffic: and there are additional parking fees depending on the choices and days.

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928- 428-6760
101 East Roper Lake Road, Safford, AZ 85546


Roper Park Getaway
At Roper Lake camping getaway in Arizona, you think of any activity and you are bang on target. It has 30 lake surface acres and one can enjoy a boat ramp, natural stone hot tub, and a swimming beach. Other than this it has picnic tables and grills, camping cabins, and campgrounds. After a long day of driving or hiking, the natural hot springs at Roper Lake State Park are tempting and refreshing. One can enjoy desert vegetation, an accessible fishing dock, and stunning views of Mount Graham. Give your kids their first ever fishing tutorials here. Roper Lake is stocked with Largemouth bass and Rainbow trout. Small electric motors, creating ideal conditions for a sail board or a canoe. Enjoy five miles of trails in the park and nearby Dankworth Pond. This is an excellent spot for bird-watching and have a glimpse of Gamble’s quail and heron.

Reservations are available for camping cabins and select campsites. Park entrance fees for a group including 4 individuals is $7. One can rent a bicycle for $3. If one wants to enjoy life without electricity it's available for a camping fee of $15.Electric sites are available for $23 and cabin rental for $55-$65.

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1500 North Fool Hollow Lake, Show Low, AZ 85901
http://www. azstateparks.com/Parks/FOHO/index.html


Go Fishing and Camping With Your Family At Any Time in the Year
Round the year camping, fishing, boating, picnicking, and wildlife sighting makes this Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area a popular camping area. This stunning camping area, located in the Apache - Sitgreaves National Forest, was opened in 1994  for the public. Show Low Creek flows into Fool Hollow Lake, giving a natural feeding ground for a variety of aqua life. There are five fishing platforms around the lake. Fishing opportunities are abundant with rainbow trout; large and small mouth bass, black crappie, green sunfish, channel catfish, walleye and Northern Pike are all found in this lake.

The Park Entrance Fee is $7 per car and $3 per individual/bicycle. The rent varies according to the accommodation chosen: Non-Electric/tent site ($17); Electric site ($30); Specific “Double sites” ($ 50). This is a great location for camping getaways in AZ!

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5200 North Highway 95, Parker, AZ 85344


River Island State Park-A Perfect Campsite On The Colorado River
River Island State Park is the best camping getaway for those who love to camp in tents in AZ. It offers a scenic respite, a fun-filled water adventure where you can enjoy shelter from the scorching heat in tough times. It has 37 campsites, a ramada, sandy beach, cove, and boat launch area. In the summer, one can enjoy different activities and water sports like boating, fishing, jet skiing, swimming, and camping amidst a backdrop of beautiful mountains. In the winter, visitors can experience the mild climate and enjoy camping and fishing. River Island State Park is a place one can visit anytime round the year for those looking to discover a variety of recreational and cultural resources.

Keep looking for the different events which are held from time to time. All outdoor programs are subject to weather conditions. Programs are free with park admission, except Nature Hikes which have an additional $2 fee per person. If you are keeping a tight budget here is a little information which will guide you better: Park Entrance Fees per vehicle (1-4 Adults)is $10.00 and for Individual/Bicycle it is $3.00. Plan for camping with an electricity site at $25.

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Homolovi SP HCR 63, Winslow, AZ 86047


Spend Your Weekend Surrounded With History & Nature
Homolovi is still considered to be one of the sacred homelands by the Hopi people of today. The years have brought many changes to Homolovi. In an effort to protect some of these sites the Hopi people supported the idea of the Homolovi State Park, which was opened in 1993.

The park facilities include a visitor center and museum, various trails and a campground for a camping getaway in AZ. Several covered picnic tables are located throughout the park. The Park Entrance Fee is $7 per car and $3 per individual/bicycle. Reservations can be done in advance through the website.

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6109 North Apache Trail , Apache Junction, AZ 85119


Plan Your Weekend At Lost Dutchman Park
Lost Dutchman State Park has been named after the fabled lost gold mine. It is located 40 miles east of Phoenix, in the Sonoran Desert. Take a walk into nature. Take a stroll along the Native Plant Trail or hike the challenging Siphon Draw Trail to the top of the Flatiron. Enjoy a weekend of fun and experience native wildlife including mule deer, coyote, javelina and jackrabbit with your friends or family, in this camping getaway in AZ.

One can also witness a variety of hiking trails, nature trails, picnic facilities, and a dump station. If you are going for hiking, ensure that you carry enough water and proper footwear as the trails are quiet steep and challenging. Site reservations facilities can be availed by calling the Reservation Center, 7 days a week, from 8 am to 5 pm MST.

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Kartchner Caverns State Park, Benson, AZ 85602


Natures Creativity At Its Best
Experience an extraordinary limestone cave in Southeastern Arizona. Home to a variety of formations and vivid minerals, the cave is known from 1974. Geologists find this cave a great place to study the formation patterns of the stalactites dripping down like icicles and giant stalagmites reaching up from the ground. 

The world's longest soda straw stalactites: 21 feet 3 inches in the Throne Room. Kubla Khan is the tallest and the heavy column, 58 feet tall. The world's most extensive formation of brushite moonmilk (Big Room). Many unusual formations namely “turnip” shields, “birds nest” needle quartz, shields, totems, helictites, and rimstone dams. Overall this can be one of your most interesting camping getaways in AZ.

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Picacho Peak State Park, Eloy, AZ 219


Visit The Picacho Park To Watch The Re-enactments
While traveling along I-10 in southern Arizona one seldom misses the prominent 1,500-foot peak of Picacho Peak State Park. Nature's beauty is worth viewing as you hike the trails that wind up the peak and, spring is marked by the presence of a sea of wildflowers. Rare geological findings, varied desert flora are remarkable. The unique shape of the park has been used from the pre-historic times by the travelers as a landmark.

The park facilities include a visitor information center with exhibits and a gift store, hiking trails, historical markers, campground, armadas, grills, and dump station. The group use areas, for day & overnight use, are available by reservation. So plan in advance so that you don't miss out on the reservations in this great camping getaway in Arizona.

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400 Patagonia Lake Road, Patagonia, AZ 85624


Are You A Water Sport Enthusiast-Come To Patagonia Lake State Park
Established in 1975, the Patagonia Lake state park has evolved and transformed itself into one of the most sought after destinations by people. One can spot whitetail deer roaming the hills and great blue herons walking the shoreline. Spread across 265-acres, the manmade lake houses crappie, bass, bluegill, catfish and Trout (between October through March) serves as a favorite spot for the anglers. The tracks of the New Mexico/Arizona railroad lie beneath the lake and remnants of the old historic line may be found at the Nature Conservancy in Patagonia. One can spot many birds like the canyon towhee, Inca dove, vermilion flycatcher, black vulture, and several species of hummingbirds.

The park offers a beach, picnic area with ramadas, tables & grills, a creek trail, boat ramps, a marina, and the Lakeside Market for those who cannot live without shopping. There is a campground, boat-in camp sites, restrooms, showers, and a dump station. The Lakeside Market offers boat rentals, fishing licenses, bait, ice, and more. Therefore it is one of the best camping getaways in AZ.

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Lyman Lake State Park, St. Johns, AZ 85936


Go Fishing At Lyman State Park
Earlier built as an irrigation reservoir over the Little Colorado River, Lyman Lake State Park spreads across 1,200-acres having the shoreline of a 1,500-acre reservoir at an elevation of 6,000 feet. The source of water is the snow melting from the two highest mountains of Arizona namely Mount Baldy and Escudilla Mountain. Water is diverted into this river valley from a 790-square-mile watershed extending into New Mexico. You can plan your camping getaways in Arizona and head to Lyman State Park.

Park Entrance Fee is Per Vehicle (1-4 Adults): $7.00 and for Individual/Bicycle: $3.00, The Camping Fees are as follows: Cabin Rental: $55;Yurt Rental: $40;Electric, water, sewer site: $30; Electric/ water site: $27;No Hookups: $20

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CAVE SPRINGS, Coconino, Sedona, AZ


Go Trout Fishing At The Cave Springs
Cave Springs is situated in the beautiful Oak Creek Canyon and is one of Coconino National Forest most popular campgrounds in AZ for camping getaways. This campground is in a forested canyon near the town of Sedona, Arizona. Its scenic beauty is unmatched; the stream has a good availability of trout, so if you’re a fishing enthusiast you’ll have a good time. The place is also suited for swimming, hiking and bird watching. There are several hiking tracks.

You can reserve campsites of your choice, but make sure to finalize your schedule first as there are cancellation charges. All sites have some camping facilities like, picnic tables, grills etc. The non-electric sites cost about $18 per night. The best season is from March- November.

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