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Overview of Alamo Canyon Campground

Motorhomes and trailers are not permitted at these sites. Van/Truck campers or tents only. No generator use.

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
Learn more: Boondocking 101

Number of Sites 4

Elevation 2,263 ft / 689 m

Max Stay 7

Tent Camping Yes

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Reviews of Alamo Canyon Campground 2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Cell Phone Coverage

3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 3/8/2020
“Everything you might want in a small desert campsite”

Reviewed 3/8/2020

Nightly rate: $6
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 3
Overall Rating

I was staying at the main (Twin Peaks) campground for the past week and came up here to Alamo Canyon to ride my bike and check out the canyon hike. When I arrived only 2 of the 4 campsites were occupied. The setting was so inviting I decided to spend my final night at Organ Pipe in this campground. OK, I bent the rules a bit by bringing in my 25' class C, which is not technically allowed, but the 3-mile graded road was perfectly fine (aside from a few bumpy spots and wash-boarding) and the sites were large enough to work out. I would not suggest anything bigger - just car, truck, van, class C. You are basically camping in a forest of saguaro and organ pipe in a huge open area, right below the red cliffs of the Ajo range, adjacent to a huge wash and the trail to the canyon. Each site has a picnic table and grill (no fire pit), plenty of trash cans and a single clean well-stocked vault toilet. First-come, first-served self-registration at the iron ranger. The hiking trail starts just to the left of the informational sign beside the vault. It's a bit obscured by ground cover. Be sure to note the location of the campground/canyon trail in your GPS when driving here as it seems the turn off Hwy 85 is not actually marked from either direction. There is no turn lane and it comes up fast. There was NO domestic cell signal to be had at Twin Peaks (a fantom every now and then) but with an international roaming pass from T-Mobile I could work and stream no problem, most of the time. Up here at Alamo Canyon, I could only get a Verizon signal on my hotspot, 3 bars with a booster. It was good enough to get by. No other signal showed up.

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3bars
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Wandering Pulse would stay here again

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

27 reviews
“Beautiful location for 4 tent or truck campers”

Reviewed 2/8/2019

Nightly rate: $6
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 2
Overall Rating

A beautiful location at the foot of tha Alamo Canyon Trail (1.8 mi round trip). Limited to 4 tents and small truck campers/vans. Clean pit toilet, picnic tables and BBQ. $6 with Senior Pass; otherwise $12.

Access
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Cleanliness
Site Quality
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0bars
AT&T

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

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Amenities

Hookups
  • dry camping
Recreation
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
Discount Clubs
  • Senior Discounts

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