Bog Springs offers some exceptional scenery, either right from your campsite or a short walk away. Many visitors unfamiliar with Arizona will be surprised by the high grasslands that climb the slopes of the Santa Rita Mountains, the thick oak woodlands, and the conifer forest that covers the mountain tops.
At a Glance
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."
RV Camping is 22 feet and less.
No RV hook-ups. Maximum advisable vehicle length is 22 ft. Pets must be leashed. Firewood is not available. Bring your own firewood or charcoal or a camp stove for cooking. Bring a few extra garbage bags, too. You’ll want to leave this outstanding area in as good or even better condition than it was when you arrived. Pack it in, pack it out. Pack and saddle stock are not permitted in campground. Limit 2 vehicles and 10 persons per site. 14 day stay limit.
Nearest medical facilities and additional supplies are at Green Valley.
Nogales Ranger District
Nogales Ranger District 520-281-2296
Directions: Drive south from Tucson on Interstate 19 to the Continental Road/Madera Canyon Exit. Turn east and follow the Madera Canyon signs 12.5 miles to the campground. The entire route is paved.
A mountain bike ride around spectacular Elephant Head Rock.
Camping & Cabins
World famous birdwatching. Marvelous, surprising scenery. Forest trails. Streamside nature trail. Shaded sites. Tables and fire grills.
No. of Sites
Three trails leave from the campground to nearby springs and seeps and the small desert oases they feed. At Madera Picnic Area, just a short walk away, there is access to a nature trail, part of which is paved and barrier-free.