Douglas Recreation Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The Chiricahua Mountains are the largest mountain range in the Douglas Recreation Area and are home to the greatest concentration of recreation opportunities.  Here you find the 87,700 acre Chiricahua Wilderness with it's centerpiece 9.707 foot Chiricahua Peak.  Cave Creek Canyon is known around the world for it's dramatic rock formations and rich community of birds.  Rucker Canyon provides excellent hiking and camping.

The Dragoon and Peloncillo mountains are smaller and more remote.  The dragoons are home to Cochise Stronghold, a place as rugged and haunting as it sounds.  A campground, forest trails, and  historic sites within this range provide a focus for recreation.

In the Peloncillos, primitive trails and rugged backroads reflect the isolated character of the area.  

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Restrictions: RV Camping is 22 feet and less.
Information Center: Douglas Ranger District  520-364-3468

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