Cunningham Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Located high in the Pinaleño Mountains in an open, grassy stand of aspen and fir, this campground was constructed to provide a more primitive camping experience than most forest campgrounds. Campsites include a parking area and a fire grill. A public corral is available for riding and pack stock. Nearby there are plenty of foot and equestrian trails.

The Grant Creek Trail starts at the campground edge and follows a scenic route down canyon to the site of old Fort Grant, once an important outpost in the days of warring between the Apaches and the U.S. Army. Today, the fort is an Arizona State Prison Facility.

Also conveniently close by the campground is the Cunningham and Grant Hill Loop, a system of old logging roads and trails developed for mountain biking and hiking. Access to these trails is located across the Swift Trail (AZ 366) from the campground.

Note: Black bear area.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed indefinitely to protect public health and align with state and local measures to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. Visit for more information.
Reservations: There are 10 single campsites $15  firest come first served.                 Map of the Cunningham Corral Campsites
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees Camping or occupying a campsite is $15 per day/night. There is no day use parking in this area.  All users pay the $15 fee.   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."
Open Season: April 15 - November 14
Restrictions: RV’s up to 22' and vehicles with trailers less than 21' are recommended. Vehicles with trailers longer than 26' will have difficulty negotiating the switchbacks on the road up the mountain (AZ 366). Horse feed and water are not available. Pack and saddle stock are not permitted in campground. Limit 2 vehicles and 10 persons per site. 14 day stay limit.
Closest Towns: First aid available at Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center in Safford, 33 miles. Cunningham Campground is located in the Pinaleño Mountains 33 miles southwest of Safford.
Water: No water. It's always a good idea to bring drinking water with you on your camping trip.
Information Center: Safford Ranger District   928-428-4150

General Information


From Safford, drive south 8 miles on US 191 to AZ 366. Turn right (southwest) onto 366 and drive approximately 25.8 miles to the campground (between Grant Creek and Moonshine Creek). This route is usually accessible April 15th through November 14th, weather permitting.


Accessible to persons with disabilities.

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Picnic tables Bear Boxes
Parking Corrals
Fee charged for some activities
Tent camping Fire Rings
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9,000 feet