Hannagan Campground

Area Status: Open
Hannagan Campground

At 9,100 feet, Hannagan campground is one of the highest campgrounds in Arizona. Being so high up, you might suspect that the weather is cool at Hannagan campground. It is! In fact, it is deliciously cool while everywhere else is hot.

You might also suspect that the surroundings are alpine. Right again! High country tree species such as Colorado Blue and Engelmann spruce, subalpine and corkbark fir and quaking aspen shade these campgrounds. 

There are also nearby hiking trails, scenic drives and Hannagan campground is close to the primitive area and wilderness.

At a Glance

Reservations: First come first serve only
Area Amenities: Tent camping, Camping trailer, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water
Fees: No fees - donations gratefully accepted
Open Season: May 15
Usage: Medium
Best Season: June to September
Closest Towns: Alpine, 25 miles south on US 191
Water: Potable Water – Available seasonally
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Alpine Ranger District
(928) 339-5000

General Information


Directions from Alpine: Drive 22 miles south on US Highway 191 past Hannagan Meadow Resort to Hannagan Campground on the west (right).

General Notes:
  • 8 single unit sites
  • Trailers and motorhomes up to 16 foot
  • No hookups
  • Potable water hydrants 
  • Pets must be restrained or on a leash
  • Lodge and restaurant at nearby Hannagan Meadow
  • Campground hosts available May thru September
  • Convenient trailer parking

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

RV Camping

Day Hiking

The campsite has access to an excellent network of hiking trails that wanders all through this high forest and beyond -- all the way down to the bottom of Blue River Canyon in the middle of the Blue Primitive area.  And if that's not enough hiking for you, it's only a few miles to Bear Wallow Wilderness area where you'll find native trout swimming in the streams and even more backcountry to explore.

Viewing Wildlife

The understory is made up of plants you might more readily expect to run across in Canada or the American northwest.

Two species of columbine, several hard to find orchids, and some of Arizona's best mushrooming can be found here.

The wildlife species you'll see here are high country dwellers too. Elk, mule deer and wild turkey make regular appearances in the meadows and forests that surround Hannagan and KP Cienega. Black bear sightings happen frequently enough not to be considered rare, but don't worry, these bears are wild. They want to get close to you even less than you want to get up close and personal with them.

In the trees you'll see Abert squirrels, and Steller jays, and if you have a sharp eye you might catch a glimpse of a rare northern goshawk.  In the early part of summer, you may even  hear the plaintive song of a hermit thrush.


Camping trailer: Yes
Picnic tables: Yes
Tent camping: Yes
Toilets: Handicapped accessible
Drinking water: Available May - September

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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9,120 feet