Shannon Campground

Coronado National Forest

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Shannon Road Willcox, AZ 85643 928-428-4150 520-388-8300 Official Website

GPS: 32.657, -109.858

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Overview of Shannon Campground

Number of Sites 11

Open Seasonally April-October

Elevation 7,808 ft / 2,379 m

Max Stay 14

Max Length 22 ft

Tent Camping Yes

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Verizon 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 4/6/2016
28 reviews
“Great tent camping”

Reviewed 5/25/2017

Nightly rate: $5
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 01
Overall Rating

Tent camped here 2 nights with my dog. This place is one of the most scenic places I've been and the weather is nice. It does get quite cold at night. The site host was very nice. I checked the Arcadia campground first but Shannon is definitely much cooler weather and not as crowded. The paved road going up the mountain can be tortuous at times but well worth it. No water at site. If you have a Senior Pass cost is $5/night.
Not sure why this campground is listed in Willcox. No AT&T cell reception.

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ellen would stay here again

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Nogales, AZ
3 reviews
“Beat the Arizona summer heat”

Reviewed 4/6/2016

Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 14
Overall Rating

Shannon Campground is small (about 15 campsites) and tucked away along the upper reaches of Marijilda Creek on Mount Graham, a pleasant little brook with wild rhubarb growing on its banks winds through a setting of really tall trees and green grass. Campsites are shaded under mature Engelmann spruce and Douglas-fir.

I went up when the temperature in Tucson was + 100 at 9,000 feet the temp remained a steady 65. Shannon is the last campground off the paved road. Recommended RV legth is no larger than 22 ft. Mine is 24 ft. and I made it just fine. Arcadia campground is at around 4,000 ft. and about 20 deg. Warmer. Several campsites are above Shannon, but the road is not paved. You can drive all the way up to Riggs Lake at the top and do some fishing. Native species of trout live in the lake. There are also many hiking trails of varying difficulty. I hiked the Heliograph Trail 328A to the lookout tower, 4 miles round trip.

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Verizon 4G/LTE

John would stay here again

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  • dry camping
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
  • pets


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