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

Last Price Paid: $5
Number of Sites: 11
Open Seasonally: April-October
Elevation: 9085 ft
Max Stay: 14
Max Length: 22 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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1bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
Weboost
28 reviews
Nightly rate: $5
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 01

ellen would stay here again

“Great tent camping”

Reviewed May 25, 2017

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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John
Nogales, AZ
3 reviews
Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 14

John would stay here again

“Beat the Arizona summer heat”

Reviewed Apr 06, 2016

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.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
1bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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

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