Dispersed Camping

You may camp outside of developed areas across most of the Coronado National Forest at no charge. We recommend that you stop in to one of our five ranger stations to pick up a free travel management map so that you are aware where vehicles are and are not permitted.

Potable water, restrooms, and other amenities are not available at dispersed sites. If you choose to camp outside developed areas, be sure to bring adequate water or be prepared to purify any water source before drinking.  No permits are required to camp in wilderness areas.

The Coronado National Forest has a 14-day stay limit on all camping. Areas designated as “Day Use Only” are limited to posted hours, no overnight use.

Dispersed Camping Areas

  • Douglas Ranger District
  • Chiricahua Mountains
  • Dragoon Mountains
  • Rockfellow Dome
  • Peloncillo Mountains
  • Nogales Ranger District
  • Pajarito Mountains
  • Santa Rita Mountains
  • Tumacacori Mountains
  • Red Spring Singletrack
  • Safford Ranger District
  • Galiuro Mountains
  • PinaleƱo Mountains
  • Clark Peak Corrals Dispersed Camping
  • Cluff Dairy Dispersed Camping Area
  • Frye Mesa Reservoir Lakes
  • Grant Creek Dispersed Camping Area
  • Jesus-Goudy Dispersed Camping Area
  • Snow Flat Dispersed Camping Area
  • Turkey Flat Dispersed Camping Area
  • Upper Hospital Flat Dispersed Camping Area
  • Santa Catalina Ranger District
  • Rincon Mountains
  • Santa Catalina Mountains
  • Sierra Vista Ranger District
  • Canelo Hills
  • Huachuca Mountains

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities