You can find tent camping in Tombstone Campgrounds
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A Tombstone campground can help provide you a super budget trip. Is the car-camping lifestyle your choice for vacation journeys? Or even just weekend stay-cation outings?
You may even feel like you're living the life of the rugged old West cowboys, cowgirls and pioneers! Well maybe not quite - as you can access many modern conveniences, even though you're sleeping in a tent!
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We used to go tenting, but then upgraded to an RV. But we remember what we liked in a campground when we had a tent. So that's what we keep in mind in our recommendations here. There are a number of places in Tombstone to roll up a deluxe RV.
But where's a Tombstone campground that you can you pitch a tent? Well - we'll show you...
Tombstone Campground Picks - Walking Distance to Town -
Wells Fargo RV Park - 215 E. Fremont Street (Hwy. 80), 1-800-269-8266
Grassy tent sites with water, electric & shady trees
Heated rest rooms with showers
Roomy laundry room
Camp store with many necessities
Call or email email@example.com for rates & reservation inquiries
A best choice for in town - we think, if you're tenting
Stampede RV Park - 201 W Allen Street, Toll Free (866) 409-4778
Tenting site area is available - but there are no utility hook-ups
Rate is $19.27/day plus tax
Available amenities are a rest room & showers, plus a laundry
A small breakfast restaurant is on site
Find the Stampede's office at the end of the RV pull-thru sites.
Get your key for the Stampede's private rest-rooms, showers & laundry.
Tombstone Area Campgrounds A Little Driving to Town
Tombstone RV Park & Campground - 1475 Highway 80, milepost 315.5, just inside the city limits
(520) 457-3829; firstname.lastname@example.org
Tent sites have picnic tables, grills & fire-rings - no utilities
Free WiFi, rest-rooms & showers
Heated pool, playground, rec hall
Camping store, ice, propane
Shuttle into downtown Tombstone
Rate is $25/night
A really nice choice, all around for tenting
Tombstone Livery Stable - 919 West Highway 82, (520) 457-3559
This Tombstone campground only has dry camping. Rates available when calling Cowboy Doug, plus get more details - or you can email: email@example.com
It's a unique place - kinda like a dude ranch, so there's lots of activities going on - particularly when there's planned events. But also: horseback riding and a shooting range.
They're fairly close to town - about 2 miles north of Tombstone
Ramsey Vista Campground - From Sierra Vista, Hwy. 90 South; after it turns into Hwy. 92 South, drive 8 miles and turn right onto Carr Canyon Road. The Campground is 7 miles in, near the end of the road.
If you're visiting in the Spring, Summer or Fall - you may love this one if you're really into camping.
It's a beautiful area in Coronado National Forest, in an area of Ponderosa pines, at 7,400 ft. elevation - gorgeous views
Fees are $10/night by cash/check/money order only.
No hook-ups, toilet facilities available
8 campsite pads (disabled accessible), picnic tables, fire rings
More details from the Sierra Vista Ranger District (520) 378-0311 - More Here>
To get to Tombstone from this campground, return along Highways 92 & 90 into Sierra Vista, make a right onto Charleston Road - a 15 to 20 minute drive will get you to town (about 18 more miles).
Benson Campgrounds - About 20 miles from Tombstone
Red Barn Campground - 711 North Madison Avenue, (520) 586-2035 - Benson Exit 304 Off Interstate 10.
They have a tenting area - some are called primitive sites
Discount rates for Passport America & Good Sam
Playgrounds, free WiFi
Call for more details
Benson KOA - 180 West Four Feathers Lane, (520) 586-3977 - Benson Exit 304 Off Interstate 10.
2 types of tenting sites available: no utilities, or with electric
Picnic table & fire pit, water spout accessible
Rest-rooms, showers, laundry
Free WiFi; pool open Spring, Summer, Autumn
Access to the free camping kitchen with electricity plug-ins & utility sink for dish washing
Sports field, mini-golf, horse-shoes, playground & more
Base rate for dry camping is about $29 per night - but call to confirm
Roughing It Car Camping
If you're an experienced camper, who knows how to handle yourself in desert environs. This type of camping may be for you. A campground choice not really close to Tombstone, but definitely in driving distance for a nice day there. Be sure to read all the information. You'll need to be informed regarding what to bring with you, what facilities are there (or lack of!), ease of access, etc.
Dragoon Mountains Camping
As long as the roads are dry, access by regular car is fine. If there are heavy monsoons, use caution - probably even don't go! These sites are free of charge to stay up to 14 days. There are no facilities, no reliable water sources. Bring everything you need, be sure to clean up & take out all with you.
Several Sites along Forest Road 4804 Loop, off of Forest Road 687. The sites have shade and sun. They're not jammed together, either. Be aware that one area is where rock climbers tend to be.
From Middlemarch Road (one mile north of Tombstone), and follow it for approximately 10 miles to a "Y" at the Coronado National Forest boundary. At the Forest boundary, turn left onto FR 687.
Pass by 4806, Tenneco Rd, on the Right. Pass over Smith Wash. You'll arrive at the Loop Road Sites available off 687. There's 4827: Lisa. And there's 4804: Flathead, which includes 4804-A & 4804-AA.
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