Bonita Canyon Campground

Chiricahua National Monument

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East Bonita Canyon Rd.
Willcox, AZ 85643
520-824-3560
Reservations: 877-444-6777
Official Website

GPS: 32.0124, -109.3543

Last Price Paid: $12
Number of Sites: 25
Pad Type: dirt
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 5369 ft
Max Stay: 14
Max Length: 29 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

9 people have reviewed this location.

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27 reviews
Nightly rate: $12
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 11

John T would stay here again

“Beautiful campground in a stunning park”

Reviewed Dec 20, 2017

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I stayed in late November. I would have stayed a week, but I could only get a reservation for 1 night. I'll be back next year! I got 50% off the nightly rate with my NPS senior pass, so I only paid $6. The campground road is narrow, and the sites are mostly short and at right angles to the road, so most sites will be difficult to get i... more

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3 reviews
Nightly rate: $12
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 4

J. Goose would stay here again

“Great Place”

Reviewed Dec 10, 2017

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Really nice campground with clean bathrooms and good water throughout the site. One of the nicest places I've stayed lately and the rest of Chiricahua is spectacular. Great hiking trails with amazing views...Beautiful. Only two small complaints... 1... There are four different kinds of skunks in the park and from time to time you wou... more

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2 reviews
Nightly rate: $12
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: 6

bfraz would stay here again

“Something for Everyone”

Reviewed Dec 02, 2017

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A couple points others have mostly overlooked: 1. There is a free shuttle from the visitors center and Campground to the top of the Chiracahua's that you can take just by signing up. From the drop off point you can either take a 4.3 mile walk known as Echo Canyon or a 7.3 mile hike known as Masi Point. 2. There IS guest wifi 24... more

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Michael & Imkelina
Cambria, CA
25 Dynamax Isata 3 RW
2007 Honda Toad CRV
30 reviews
Nightly rate: $6
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 16

Michael & Imkelina would stay here again

“Hike through the pinnacles... what the Chiricahua Apache called "standing up rocks."”

Reviewed May 04, 2017

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Bonita Canyon Campground offered many scenic views of the canyon and shady sites. We noticed a number of sites that would be able to accommodate a 29' trailer and tow vehicle. Access to the campground though may be a bit dicey depending on the size, wheelbase and height of your stabilizer jacks. There is a pretty steep dip entering the... more

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Partylikeits1995

25 Lance 1995
43 reviews
Nightly rate: $12
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 6
“Great hub for exploring Chiricahua the old mining town of Bisbee, AZ”

Reviewed Mar 27, 2017

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We lucked out and snagged site #6 because as others have mentioned there are two large washes that you have to drive through if you want a spot other than 1-6. We might have been fine but didn't want to risk it. We actually had snow when we were there in December which of course only made the monument even more spectacular. Site #6 di... more

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TigerNomad
Sun Valley, ID
Provan Astro Tiger XL
81 reviews
Nightly rate: $12
Days stayed: 1

TigerNomad would stay here again

“Stay Here! But Plan Ahead.”

Reviewed Feb 19, 2017

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Bonita Canyon is a teeny tiny campground in Chiricahua National Monument. The monument is a must see, and the campground is the perfect place to stay to experience all that Chiricahua has to offer. Bonita Canyon now works on a reservation system, and because the campground is so small they often sell out. Don't bank on showing up an... more

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4airstreamers
Chandler, AZ
25 2006 Airstream Safari FB
2010 Toyota Sequoia
22 reviews
Nightly rate: $12
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 22

4airstreamers would stay here again

“Tent Camping at Its Best!”

Reviewed May 31, 2016

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We left the 25 foot trailer at home and enjoyed roughing it in the tent next to our friends' site #21. These two sites are cozy but they were perfect if you know and like your neighbors. :) There really are only a few sites big enough for trailers, and there are some deep dips through washes you need to drive though that definitely wou... more

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Currently Wandering

27 Airstream International
2006 Dodge Ram 1500
108 reviews
Nightly rate: $15
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 20

Currently Wandering would stay here again

“Chiricahua National Monument Needs to be on Your Must See List!”

Reviewed Mar 15, 2015

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The campground roads, sites, and area are a tight fit. They say the max length is 29' and they mean it. There are also two giant washes you have to drive through and we were barely scraping our back bumper with our 27FB Airstream. The sites are spaced out pretty well with nice tent pads and lots of trees! TREES! It is beautiful. Ba... more

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AlVie AlBums
Ladysmith, WI
25 Airstream International
2014 Ford F150
93 reviews
Nightly rate: $12
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 24

AlVie AlBums would stay here again

“Magical place”

Reviewed Mar 11, 2015

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All the sites are nestled in among the trees and almost make me feel like I am in a northern forest. There are no hookups, no water to fill your tanks nor a dump station, so go prepared. There is no cell service or wifi that I know of, either. The restrooms are clean, but there are no showers. We camped in a 23 foot Airstream, and jus... more

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BlaNicS Waypoints: Chiricahua National Monument

"I am alone in the world. I want to live in these mountains;  I do not want to go to Tularosa. That is a long way off.  I have drunk of the waters of the Dragoon Mountains and hey have cooled me; ...

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My Little Batch of Sky: Land of the Wild Turkey

That's where we spent our long weekend, although the National Monument is technically called Chiricahua. We went with another family we met through Cub Scouts, and we had a fun time together. The weat...

Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • restrooms: onsite
  • trash
Pets:
  • pets

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