Hannagan Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Hannagan Campground

Nearby hiking trails and scenic drives, close to the primitive area and wilderness At 9,100 feet, this is one of the highest campgrounds in Arizona. With that in mind, you might suspect that it's cool up here. And you'd be right, deliciously cool--when it's hot everywhere else. 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.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Limited services
Reservations: First-come, first-served only
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees No fees - donations gratefully accepted
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

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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.


Picnic tables Yes
Drinking water Available May - September
Toilets Handicapped accessible
Tent camping Yes
Camping trailer Yes
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9,120 feet