General Hitchcock Campground

Area Status: Closed

General Hitchcock Campground

This small, sheltered campground is tucked away just off the Catalina Highway, along the rocky streambed that forms the floor of upper Bear Canyon. Campsites are nestled under a canopy of ponderosa pines, junipers and oaks. Some sites are located right along Bear Creek among large rocks. The Creek generally only flows during rainy periods or during the Spring snowmelt, but be vigilant of flash floods.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Tent camping, Fee charged for some activities, Picnic tables, Toilets, Parking
Fees: Camping: $20 per day/night.  With Golden Age/Access or Interagency Senior/Access Pass $10. Payable with cash or check.
Open Season: May - December 15
Restrictions: This campground is not recommended for trailers or RVs. No pack or saddle stock permitted in campground. Pets must be leashed at all times. Limit 2 vehicles and 10 persons per site. 14 day stay limit.
Closest Towns: Northeast of Tucson at mile post 12 on the Catalina Highway.
Water: No drinking water is available.
Restroom: Yes
Operated By: Santa Catalina Ranger District
Information Center: Santa Catalina Ranger District  520-749-8700

General Information

Directions: Take the Catalina Highway off Tanque Verde Road in Tucson. Drive 4.2 miles to the Forest boundary and continue 12 miles to the campground on the right.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Tucked away in a canyon. shady setting, picturesque streambed, and sheltered sites . Tables and fire grills.
No. of Sites 11


Picnic tables: Yes
Tent camping: Yes
Fee charged for some activities: Yes
Parking: Yes
Toilets: Yes

Related Information

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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6,000 feet