Rucker Forest Camp

Coronado National Forest

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5861 East Rucker Canyon Road
Douglas, AZ 85607
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GPS: 31.784, -109.303

Last Price Paid: $10
Number of Sites: 13
Elevation: 6175 ft
Max Stay: 14
Max Length: 16 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

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Chardon, OH
5 reviews
Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: 5
“A Very Nice Forest Camping Experience”

Reviewed May 20, 2018

Overall Rating

I stayed there a few years ago in the fall. There was no water and no fee at that time. I was there in a little, two seat sports car. Rucker Canyon Road was certainly bumpy and wash-boardy. The only problem I encountered on the drive was a brief rain shower that turned the road very slick and I did slide around briefly.

The campground has the look of the CCC era with rock walls. The sites in the Rucker Creek side are wonderful. The bubbling of the creek (nice for a dip to end a hot day), a beautiful piney smell and mountains piled sky high on most sides. Great hiking up both Rucker and Bear Canyon trails. Bear boxes, firepit grills and picnic tables at most sites.

If solitude is your thing, go mid week and you'll likely have the place to yourself. People didn't start coming until the weekend. My only disappointment was no Rucker Lake. I talked to a couple of forest service people saying they would like to dredge out the lake bed, but still some instability after the Rattlesnake Fire in the late 90's.

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  • dry camping
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • dump station
  • restrooms: vault
Discount Clubs:
  • Senior Discounts
  • pets


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