West Manville Road

Ironwood Forest National Monument

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West Manville Road Tucson, AZ 85701 520-258-7200 Official Website

GPS: 32.2919, -111.3475

Last Price Paid: $0
Number of Sites: 5
Pad Type: gravel
Elevation: 2121 ft
Max Stay: 14

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
Learn more: Boondocking 101

2 people have reviewed this location.

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2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
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Steve
13' Runaway Venturist Toyota Tacoma
2 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
“Relatively quiet site a few hundred yards past the rv parking lot”

Reviewed Apr 17, 2019

Overall Rating

I parked on a spot close to Manville’s dirt road. Some of the runs and ditches on Manville were deep but I have a truck and an off-road trailer.

There was one other guy about 100 yards away with a truck and travel trailer.

We had as far as the eye could see to ourselves.

Except for Border patrol trucks driving down Manville and an occasional Jeep or dirt bike.

I was planning to stay a few more days when two gentlemen from the Tucson water authority stopped by. They said this was a dangerous area that was a well known drug smuggling spot. They said it’s nice during the day but not safe at night. They recommended I do not spend the night here and suggested a campground near Saguaro National Forest. They were so sincere that I decided to cut my stay short and moved over to this location near the National Park. 32.158132, -111.115281

This new location has over a dozen campers and trailers with better defined campsites on clearly marked public land. I had no problems at the Manville location except for high winds each afternoon.

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1bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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


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Ltroske
Bushnell, FL 38' Keystone Larado 340fl 2017 Ram 3500hd drw
4 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7
Site Number: None
“Great spot but about 29 miles from stores”

Reviewed Jan 12, 2018

Overall Rating

Fair size gravel parking area with room for five or six large rigs. This is the gravel parking area just inside the gate on the right. There are some desert boondocking areas further in with ample parking and a couple of fire rings but i didn't take my 38' 5er in there as there was kind if a deep rut in the road and didn't want to take a chance, although a couple of folks did when we were there.

There is a small ultralight aircraft field right next door and it was fun watching the planes. It wasn't real busy though. People did come and park their trailers for their quads and 4 wheelers and go off riding in the desert but they would go off for hours then just come back and load up and leave. We stayed a week there and we're the only ones in the lot all week. This site is very close to the west block of the Saguaro National Forest.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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


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Hookups:
  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
Recreation:
  • OHV
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
Pets:
  • pets

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