Soldier Creek Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Campsites at Soldier Creek are nestled in a forest grove where large granite boulders sculptured by the forces of nature help separate the sites and add to the area’s scenic beauty. Just a short walk from camp, an abrupt drop-off provides good views of the lower slopes of the Pinaleños, of the Aravaipa Valley and the Galiuro and Winchester mountains.

Soldier Creek is especially popular with campers during mid-summer because it is one of the coolest areas on the mountain. The area is also popular with the mountain’s large black bear population , so be doubly careful with food and garbage.

Bear Warning: To avoid putting a bear’s life in danger and risking the loss of some of your own property, please dispose of all garbage in the bear-proof containers provided. Also, remember to keep all food out of reach and out of sight of these curious and powerful animals.

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."
Usage: Light
Restrictions: RV Camping is 22 feet and less. Pack and saddle stock are not permitted in campground. Limit 2 vehicles and 10 persons per site. 14 day stay limit.
Closest Towns: Nearest first aid - Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center in Safford, 37 miles.
Water: No water. It's always a good idea to bring drinking water with you on your camping trip.
Restroom: Toilets
Operated By: Safford Ranger District
Information Center: Safford Ranger District 918-428-4150

General Information

Directions: From Safford drive south 8 miles on US 191 to AZ 366. Turn right (southwest) onto 366 and drive 29.7 miles to the campground entrance on the left side of the road. Accessible April 15 through November 14, weather permitting.


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Coolest area on the mountain. Scenic setting–tall trees and big boulders. Big views. Enjoy the Soldier Creek which is nearby. Tables and fire rings.
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9,300 feet