Airstrip Group Campsite

Las Cienegas National Conservation Area

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East Empire Ranch Rd.
Vail, AZ 85641
520-258-7200
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GPS: 31.7926, -110.6358

Last Price Paid: $0
Pad Type: dirt
Elevation: 4585 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Location
Cleanliness
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Cell Phone Coverage

3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
2bars
AT&T 3G
1bars
T-Mobile 3G
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EPIC Nomad TV
36' Damon Intruder 350W
3 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 14

EPIC Nomad TV would stay here again

“Peaceful, Remote, Big Rig Friendly & Perfect!”

Reviewed Dec 09, 2018

Overall Rating

What an incredible location! We arrived after dark and were a little concerned about getting up to the group area not knowing what to expect. The group area is roughly 3 miles from the highway with a third of that being dirt road. You never know what you're getting into on dirt roads, and heading down an unfamiliar one at night is less than ideal.

Turns out the road is fantastic as far as BLM dirt roads go. We are traveling with three Class A RVs in our group. A 33 foot, a 35 foot and a 36 foot. Two are towing and none of us had any issues getting to the group area. There was a little washboard here and there but nothing to extreme. We've been on significantly worse roads and consider this an ideal dirt road for RVs this size all things considered.

There are a couple of areas you can camp in the group area. We chose a large one that has trees with room for probably 5 or 6 RVs. It's right at the top of the hill just 3 minutes (driving) from the historic Emerald Ranch (a joint venture between a non profit and BLM). This is where we found the best cell service of all the areas in this BLM managed piece of land. We have Verizon and AT&T. Verizon had two bars LTE that went to 3 bars LTE boosted. AT&T was 2 bars 4G that went to two bars LTE boosted.

Another advantage of the group area vs the non group area a little to the south is that up in the group area you are elevated giving you 360 degree views of the horizon. Stunning sunrises and sunsets!

There are two very clean pit toilets up here but no place to dump garbage. Keep that in mind is that you definitely have to pack in, pack out up here. No services at all.

There is a dollar store and a little gas station/mercantile about 7 miles away, which is convenient. You're roughly 50 minutes from Tucson, 50 minutes from Tombstone and 50 minutes from Sierra Vista. Just far enough to be "away" from it all with it all within a short drive if you want/need it.

Don't bother with that noisy BLM spot in Tucson. Come out here and enjoy nature at its finest. Highly recommend.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


5 reviews
Nightly rate: $6

Sil would stay here again

Reviewed May 04, 2018

Overall Rating

We loved to stay at this beautiful place! a lot of birds and deer! We stay for 6 day and we saw the most beautiful stars!

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
2bars
AT&T 3G
2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
1bars
T-Mobile 3G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • recreation trail
Facilities:
  • group campground
  • restrooms: vault
Pets:
  • pets

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