Coronado National Forest | Informal Campsite

United States

Details

Last Visited: about 1 year ago
GPS: 31.73952, -110.88682
Altitude: 0.0 masl
Place Website:

Amenities

Electricity: No
Wifi: No
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: No
Showers: No
Water: No
Toilets: No
Big Rig Friendly: No
Tent Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes

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jorn.vango

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Description

There are ten free campsites along Proctor RD near Madera Canyon. The sites are very private and quiet. We are having such a relaxing and peaceful time here. There is a creek nearby and if you walk down the creek, you will find a small waterfall. We were told there are lots of wildlife including dear, rabbits, bears, jaguar, coatimoondis and all sorts of birds here. We saw wild turkeys and humming birds at the Santa Rita Lodge where you can sit down and watch the wildlife. We were also able to get portable water at the lodge for free. We towed a small 17 foot travel trailer with an SUV.

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Awesome spots. I stayed in site #10 which had a lovely unobstructed view of the mountains as well as the valley. I was camping in my SUV and a friend was in his truck. There’s a range of site sizes..some big enough for groups and big rigs, some smaller and better suited for a small camper or car/tent camper. Whatever size you drive, be aware that there are some gnarly spots at the beginning, then it smooths out. But hey, a big brown UPS truck went down the road, so it’s not toooo bad.

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The guy was right. Don't come on 62 from the east. Camino malo. Paved from the west.
Saturday night, no room for us here either. Weekends such a drag! We saw a huge 5th wheel in spot #10. It can be done!

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quite and private, there are COWS here lol I had a few bitting/licking my windows at night, the road in is kinda rocky and rough just go slow and avoid the big rocks if your in a car.

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There are 12 dispersed sites, the majority are not big rig friendly. Best for truck or tent camping. Cell signal is excellent.

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Nice place to spend some time. Lots of hiking nearby. There were various sizes rigs here, including some bigger trailers, but it might not be the easiest place for bigger rigs, but they do get in here. Very quiet and peaceful.

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Do NOT take 62 Highway from the east to get here. Its a one lane washboard road with cliffs and no way to turn around for 20 miles. You won't dare to exceed 15 mph at anytime, and unless you are very experienced towing, you will hit a post crossing one of a dozen cattle guards or a sign adjacent one of the many tight turns you have to make right after crossing a single lane bridge. It was white knuckle the whole hour. Come in from HWY 19 coming south from Tuscon, the road is paved until you get here. Proctor road is a one lane road that despite the previous reviewer's opinion, is not at all "big rig" friendly. The first half mile has a tight turn while crossing a ditch that you may smack a long trailer against a tree if you aren't careful. There are large stones buried in the road that will shake your trailer violently if you hit one, and a hill that you can't see over your hood while climbing it. That is over quickly, and then you find out the camping spots will be tight for anything over 25 ft long. We had to remove many branches to maneuver our 31ft trailer around one of the few campsites large enough, most are very rough backing in and maneuvering, expect the inside of your trailer to be messy with things that have fallen. This is a small RV or tent camping park really. I am professional CDL holder with experience pulling long trailers, it's my opinion you are foolish and taking large risks trying to bring a large trailer or fifth wheel in here. Anything beyond 35 ft will hit something or get stuck. No offense to previous reviewer, but your 17 footer is NOT a "big rig", so please stop marking sites you visit as big rig friendly. I will not trust that assertion again from this app.

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Nice place! 2 bars on att. Great hiking. Like all natl forests, if you have an annual natl parks pass you can camp free at designated campsites and park at trailheads. Pit toilets and trash cans close by, at proctor road trailhead. Limited sun exposure in winter but enough to juice my solar panel.

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As described. Numbered sites and most of them occupied this Sunday afternoon. Good base camp for Madera Canyon hiking.

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There are ten free campsites along Proctor RD near Madera Canyon. The sites are very private and quiet. We are having such a relaxing and peaceful time here. There is a creek nearby and if you walk down the creek, you will find a small waterfall. We were told there are lots of wildlife including dear, rabbits, bears, jaguar, coatimoondis and all sorts of birds here. We saw wild turkeys and humming birds at the Santa Rita Lodge where you can sit down and watch the wildlife. We were also able to get portable water at the lodge for free. We towed a small 17 foot travel trailer with an SUV.

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