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
|Tent camping, Fee charged for some activities, Picnic tables, Toilets, Parking
|Camping: $20 per day/night. With Golden Age/Access or Interagency Senior/Access Pass $10. Payable with cash or check.
|May - December 15
|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.
|Northeast of Tucson at mile post 12 on the Catalina Highway.
|No drinking water is available.
|Santa Catalina Ranger District
|Santa Catalina Ranger District 520-749-8700
General InformationDirections: 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.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Campground CampingTucked away in a canyon. shady setting, picturesque streambed, and sheltered sites . Tables and fire grills.
|No. of Sites
|Fee charged for some activities: