A stream flows through it. Located on the west side of the Chiricahuas, Sycamore Campground straddles the banks of West Turkey Creek, a small perennial stream that cascades into the campground down a series of small waterfalls and through a rocky cleft decorated with wildflowers.
As with its next door neighbor, West Turkey Creek Campground, Sycamore Campground is more like a cluster of dispersed campsites than a developed campground. These sycamore- and oak-shaded sites are located near the end of Turkey Creek Road in an area that serves as a jumping off place into the Chiricahua Wilderness. A number of trails start in the vicinity of the campground and climb to destinations and connecting trails high in the mountains. If you’re a hiker or an equestrian, you’ll find this an excellent base of operations with enough nearby trail miles to keep you busy for quite a while.
Note: Black bears in area.
At a Glance
Due to recent flooding, stongly suggest using a high clearance vehicle. 4WD also beneficial, if available.
No hook-ups. Trailers limited to 16 feet or less. No trash cans. Pack it in, pack it out. Pack and saddle stock are not permitted in campground. Limit 2 vehicles and 10 persons per site. 14 day stay limit.
Willcox is 43 miles southeast.
No water. It's always a good idea to bring drinking water with you on your camping trip.
Douglas Ranger District
Douglas Ranger District 520-364-3468
Directions: From Tucson, take I-10 east for 72 miles to US 191. Turn south 21 miles to AZ 181 and drive 12 miles east to the Turkey Creek turnoff (Forest Road 41). From Douglas, take US 80 two miles west to US 191. Go north on US 19 13.5 miles to Sunizona. Take AZ 181 east approximately 14 miles to where it makes a sharp left turn. Continue east on Forest Road 41. Follow FR 41 approximately 9 miles east to the campground.