Catalina State Park

State Park

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11570 N Oracle Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85737
520-628-5798
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GPS: 32.424, -110.9256

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

34 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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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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Chasing Dirt
Sioux Falls, SD 38' Newmar Dutch Star 2014 Honda CRV
30 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

Overall Rating

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

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


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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2bars
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Next stop....
Tucson, AZ 24' Retro 189R 2016 Dodge 2500 HD Cummins
5 reviews
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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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11 reviews
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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
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ourairstreamtrek
27' Airstream International Serenity
53 reviews
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Nightly rate: $30
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: A-8

ourairstreamtrek would stay here again

“Great State Park near Tucson”

Reviewed Mar 26, 2018

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This was a wonderful state park and was close to Tucson. The park feels much more remote than it actually is. Directly across the street from the exit gate was a very upscale shopping area with many big box stores and In-n-out burger. The A loop was well cared for and the camp host checked on us a few times. All of the sites are spacio... more

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Hills Deployed: O...
Pahrump, NV 41' Forest River Vengeance 2015 Ram 2500 Outdoorsman
23 reviews
Nightly rate: $30
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 39

Hills Deployed: Operation Adventure would stay here again

“So much to do! ”

Reviewed Mar 24, 2018

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This park was excellent! It’s perfectly located for everyone’s wants and needs. Nestled against the mountains, the park has a very naturistic feel. It’s very clean, well kept, and layed out nicely. They have lots of hiking trails, paved roads for biking, and tons activities within the park at different times. If you drive 5 minutes... more

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3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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Dots on a map
19' Majestic 19G
9 reviews
Nightly rate: $15
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: RG17

Dots on a map would stay here again

“Location! Location! Location!”

Reviewed Mar 09, 2018

Overall Rating

The location is the main positive point. You are surrounded by the amazing mountains, cactuses, hiking and biking trails. You can road bike easily (we did the Rancho Vistoso drive loop). We camped in a 19ft Motorhome RV in the Ringtail campground, which is open until March 31st for overflow. No hookups, on dirt, very close to your n... more

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1bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
1bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE

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64 reviews
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Nightly rate: $30
Days stayed: 13
Site Number: 23A and 40

Chapter 3 Travels would stay here again

“Fantastic, as long as you don't get a terrible site....”

Reviewed Feb 24, 2018

Overall Rating

Overall, this is an excellent campground. It is surrounded by dramatic mountains, offers fantastic hiking trails, is convenient to everything Tucson has to offer, and provides very nice sites. The only downside is the lack of full hook ups, but that's not really a big deal to us. What did suck was that our first site (23A) was not ... more

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AlVie AlBums
Ladysmith, WI 25' Airstream International 2014 Ford F150
105 reviews
Nightly rate: $30
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 75

AlVie AlBums would stay here again

“Great location”

Reviewed Dec 21, 2017

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This park has a great location for any town-type things you might need to do. And it is tidy and clean and well laid out. The Romero Canyon trail is great. And there is now a link to the bike path right at the entrance to the park, so you don't have to cross the road to get to it. The sites are very open with little shade. Site 75... more

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2bars
AT&T Voice Only

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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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