Catalina State Park

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11570 N Oracle Rd. Tucson, AZ 85737 520-628-5798 Official Website

GPS: 32.424, -110.9256

Last Price Paid: $30
Number of Sites: 120
Pad Type: gravel
Reservations: Yes
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

39 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

Cell Phone Coverage

3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
4bars
Verizon 3G
3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
2bars
AT&T 3G
2bars
AT&T Voice Only
1bars
Sprint 4G/LTE
1bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE
1bars
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Jen and Mace Man ...
Livingston, TX 27' Airstream Flying Cloud Twin 2012 Ford F-250
164 reviews
Nightly rate: $30
Days stayed: 7
Site Number: B6

Jen and Mace Man Fancy Pants would stay here again

Reviewed Apr 17, 2019

Overall Rating

Very convenient campground for being close to Tucson but not having to stay in a private campground. Sites were spaced decently and loved that I was close to hiking trailheads. Some of the trails do not allow dogs so that was a bummer but hiked the 50 year trail. Free wifi but I did not use. Seemed to me that my regular Verizon wir... more

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4airstreamers
Chandler, AZ 25' 2006 Airstream Safari FB 2010 Toyota Sequoia
36 reviews
Nightly rate: $30
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: B27

4airstreamers would stay here again

“Pleasant Desert Camping in Spring”

Reviewed Mar 22, 2019

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This is a very pretty, but popular, state park. The views in the campground are top notch with Pusch Ridge of the Santa Catalina Mountains always right outside your door. We were lucky to score a weekend cancellation because this park books up months in advance. Keep watching the online reservations, and if you see an opening snatch it... more

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Elsi
Sanger, TX 24' Winnebago View 24V
6 reviews
Nightly rate: $30
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: A-27

Elsi would stay here again

“Prettiest place we've stayed this entire trip”

Reviewed Mar 10, 2019

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I considered myself very lucky to score a reservation at the last minute. A couple of days before we were to arrive, I went to the online reservation site to discover that there was only one site left. When we arrived, we checked in at the entrance and were given identification tags for the motor home and our towed car. Since the... more

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Nightly rate: $30
Days stayed: 12

RamblinDino would stay here again

“Our favorite park in Tucson!”

Reviewed Feb 13, 2019

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OMG if we could have stayed here all winter we would have! We liked it so much we camped here on 2 different occasions during our stay in Tucson. Once, during our 12 day stay we had to move sites 3 times in order to piece together a long enough stay, but it was worth it! (It does get booked quickly in the winter, but if you are willin... more

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Vantastic
Oro Valley, AZ 32' Forest River Sunseeker 3010DS (2012)
4 reviews
Nightly rate: $30
Days stayed: 2
“State Park with Great Hiking and Events”

Reviewed Jan 28, 2019

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This is just minutes from our house, but we still love to camp here. There are a plethora of desert trails available to explore and there are often events on the weekend such as a desert animal petting zoo, live music, geocaching classes, etc. Fun Place!

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Chasing Dirt
Sioux Falls, SD 38' Newmar Dutch Star
38 reviews
Nightly rate: $30
Days stayed: 7
Site Number: A42

Chasing Dirt would stay here again

“As Good As They Say”

Reviewed Jan 16, 2019

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Almost every review we read about this park was positive, and this one won't be any different. It's close-in (major shopping directly across from park entrance) but still wild enough to feel secluded. Its popularity during the winter months usually requires booking up to a year in advance. The RV sites are paved, spacious and level,... more

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2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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10 reviews
Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: A1

NikiTrav would stay here again

“Lovely campground with lots of attractions ”

Reviewed Nov 10, 2018

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Friendly rangers, hot showers, several interesting short trails nearby, planned weekly events/music. Downside is the everpresent highway noise, but it’s not too bad. Also everyone seems to have dogs and some are less than well behaved. Site A1 is just off the entrance to A loop, nice and roomy, and close to bathrooms. Romero Ruins trai... more

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Next stop....
AZ 24' Riverside Retro 189 R Ford Supercrew 5.5
7 reviews
Nightly rate: $30
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 37

Next stop.... would stay here again

“Not too shabby!”

Reviewed Sep 03, 2018

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Hey, overall we had a great weekend. Only 10 miles from our home, we went to take in the music from a local band during an occasional offering at Catalina State Park. But yes, it was as hot here as anywhere else within 50 miles. Due to the heat at 1800hrs, we chose to stay home and play Scrabble, however I heard it was a good concert ... more

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Trout 66
CO 33' Fleetwood Boulder 2012 GMC Canyon
4 reviews
Nightly rate: $30
Days stayed: 7
Site Number: B73

Trout 66 would stay here again

“Catalina State Park has an exceptional campground providing access to both urban and wilderness areas north of Tucson.”

Reviewed May 09, 2018

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RV Park Review – Catalina State Park Campground, Tucson AZ May 9, 2018 by Trout66 Arrival = 5/5. We stayed seven nights and paid $30 per night for partial hookups for our 33-foot motorhome. We also paid a $5 registration fee when making the reservation on Arizona’s State Park website. There were no separate park entrance fee whe... more

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2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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Nightly rate: $30
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: A8

Julz would stay here again

“Great Access to Tucson”

Reviewed Apr 13, 2018

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This is a gorgeous park with fabulous access to Tucson. The weather was rainy, cold & windy when we were there in mid February 2018, so we did not do any hiking. There is tons of other things to do nearby, so we were busy nonetheless. I was disappointed with our site, A8. The power pole is on the wrong side of the site, so our Trav... more

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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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


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First stop on our tour, Catalina State Park.  We are not strangers to this park as we have visited in years prior.   There are 3 loops at Catalina and we have stayed on all of them. Loop A is...

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OVERVIEW Catalina State Park is located a few minutes northeast of Tucson at the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains. The park is popular for hiking, picnicking, and bird-watching. The park...

Hookups:
  • 50 Amp
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • dry camping
  • Partial Hookups
Recreation:
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • recycle
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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