Area Status: 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
||Will open for the 2014 season Mid April.
Will close for the winter on October 28, 2012
Call 1-877-444-6777 or go to http://www.recreation.gov to check on availability and make reservations. Reservations can only be done through Recreation.gov
||Tent camping,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Showers Point Group Sites #1, #2, #3 all rent for $75.00 each (up to 25 people per site)
||No trailers allowed. Pack and saddle stock are not permitted in the campground. A large area of Pusch Ridge Wilderness is closed to dogs for the protection of desert bighorn sheep. Check with the Catalina Ranger District, 520-749-8700 for more information.
||Water faucet at each ramada & restroom
||Santa Catalina Ranger District 520-749-8700
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.
A large portion of the Pusch Ridge Wilderness Area, adjacent to this campground, is closed to dogs for the protection of the desert bighorn sheep.