Ramsey Vista Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Campsites here are spread through a stand of medium-sized ponderosa pines at the end of a road that once brought miners and equipment to the historic Reef mine and townsite. From the high perspective provided by the campground, Ramsey Peak’s tall, layer-cake summit stands above the surrounding landscape as a tempting destination for an overnight backpack or long day-hike.

Accessible to persons with disabilities.

Garbage bins available.

Horse corral available.

Note: Black bears in area.

At a Glance

Fees Camping: $10 per night. Picnicking or other day use in Campgrounds: $10 per day. 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."
Restrictions: Trailer Camping is 12 feet and less. Longer trailers and motor homes cannot negotiate the switchbacks on Carr Canyon Road. No utility hookups. Pets on leash at all times. Pack and saddle stock are not permitted in campground. Properly licensed motorbikes may be used only for entering or leaving campgrounds.
Closest Towns: Near the end of Carr Canyon Road above the “Reef” rock formation in the Huachuca Mountains.
Restroom: Toilets
Operated By: Sierra Vista Ranger District
Information Center: Sierra Vista Ranger District 520-378-0311

General Information

Directions: From Tucson, drive east on Interstate 10 to State Route 90 (exit 302). Drive south 25 miles through Sierra Vista. Eight miles south of Sierra Vista on State Highway 92 turn west onto Carr Canyon Road (FR 368). It is 7 miles to the end of the road and Ramsey Vista Campground.

Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Trailer Camping is 12 feet and less. Longer trailers and motor homes cannot negotiate the switchbacks on Carr Canyon Road.

The campground provides views not only of Ramsey Peak, but of Carr Peak, Carr Canyon, the town of Sierra Vista, and the San Pedro Valley. Tent pads. Some sites are barrier-free. Magnificent views. Cool mountain setting. Trails. Historic mining area. Tables and fire rngs.

No. of Sites8
No. of Accessible sitesAccessible to persons with disabilities.

Group Camping


Hiking

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Picnicking

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Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Elevation : 
7,400 feet