Showers Point Group Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Showers Point is a Day Use or tent only, group site campground that is nestled in the cool shade of tall ponderosas and an overlook of Palisade Canyon located at the campground’s edge make this forested area a popular place for groups to spend a weekend or an afternoon. In addition, one of the most dramatic overlooks in the Santa Catalinas, Showers Point, is within easy walking distance. From this towering bluff, views include the lower slopes of the Santa Catalina Range and the Santa Cruz Valley stretching toward Mexico. Tall, pyramid-shaped Mt. Wrightson of the Santa Rita Mountains stands prominent on the horizon. For a closer look at the Santa Catalina backcountry, the Palisade Trail departs from a nearby trailhead and drops down the southwestern slopes of the mountain range to the popular Sabino Canyon Recreation Area .

The three group campsites that can accommodate up to 25 people each at Showers Point are well spread out over this spacious location and include large, leveled tent pads and ramadas. A paved pathway to one of the sites provides access to persons with disabilities.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Opening and Closing are weather dependent. Please be advised that this group campground is ran by a concessionaire and can close at any time in Oct. Please call 520-576-1325 for more info.
Operational Hours: April to October, weather dependant. Opens April 8, 2016
Reservations: Campground is run by Recreation Resource Management – a concessionaire under permit with the Coronado National Forest.  The Interagency Senior and Access Pass is good for 50% discount on camping onlyl. Call 1-877-444-6777 or go to to check on availability and make reservations.  Reservations can only be done through
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees  Showers Point Group Sites #1, #2, #3 all rent for $82.00 each (up to 25 people per site)
Open Season: April - Oct.
Restrictions: No trailers allowed. Pack and saddle stock are not permitted in the campground. A large area of Pusch Ridge Wilderness is closed to dogs from January to April for the protection of desert bighorn sheep. Check with the Catalina Ranger District, 520-749-8700 for more information.
Water: Water faucet at each ramada & restroom
Information Center: Santa Catalina Ranger District  520-749-8700

General Information



Access to this campground is between mile posts 19 and 20 on the Catalina Highway, also sometimes referred to as General Hitchcock.
Access: E. on Tanque Verde Road in Tucson. N. on Catalina Highway. Drive 4.2 miles to the Forest boundary; continue 19.7 miles to Organization Ridge Road. Turn left and drive a quarter mile to Showers Point Campground.

General Notes:

A large portion of the Pusch Ridge Wilderness Area, adjacent to this campground, is closed to dogs from January to April for the protection of the desert bighorn sheep. After April dog on leash are permitted.

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