Campsites here are spread among a stand of exceptionally large Arizona cypress trees. These old water loving conifers lend a unique character to this mountain camp nestled along the banks of Rucker Creek.
Since campsites are arranged among the trees, trailer size is limited to sixteen feet. Some sites are quite spacious with ample room to pitch a big tent.
Cypress Park Campground is on the Rucker Canyon spur of the Rucker/Tex Canyon scenic drive, so it's a good place to spend the night if you’re taking your time touring the mountains. A short distance up the road beyond the campground, you will find the old Rucker Lake bed and numerous hiking trail heads.
Note: Black bears in area.
At a Glance
Due to recent flooding, high clearance vehicles are strongly recommended. 4WD also beneficial, if available.
Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
$10.00 per night. All fees are payable by cash, check or money order at the time you occupy the site. Make check or money order payable to "USDA Forest Service."
Trailer length limit is 16 feet and less. Pack and saddle stock are not permitted in campground. Limit 2 vehicles and 10 persons per site. 14 day stay limit. No hook-ups.
Douglas is located South 37 miles.
No drinking water. Always bring drinking water with you on any camping trip.
Senior and Access passes pay half price of required fee.
Douglas Ranger District
Douglas Ranger District
Directions: From Douglas, take Leslie Canyon Road north to Rucker Canyon. Stay on the main road, which will become Forest Road 74. From Tucson, take I-10 east 72 miles to US 191. Turn right (south) and drive 37 miles to the turnoff to Rucker Lake. Turn left (east) and drive 17 miles to the Forest boundary. Continue on FR 74 to FR 74E. Turn left (north) on FR 74E and follow the signs to Rucker Lake. Cypress Park Campground is about 5 miles up this road.
Big trees, Streamside setting, Forest trails. Pack it in, pack it out. Tables and fire grills.
No. of Sites
Trailer Camping less than 16 feet.
There are a number of Forest trails in this area that lead from the road into the Chiricahua Wilderness. The closest one to the campground is the Monte Vista Peak Trail #221 which climbs 6 miles to a magnificent view of the Chiricahua Range and the Sky Island region of southeastern Arizona.