Showers Point Group Campground

Area Status: Open
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This shady, private campground has 3 group sites. Each site has a ramada, tables, large firepits, B-B-Q grills and a 120 volt outlet for coffee makers, crockpots, etc. Clean, stocked restrooms are centrally located. A host lives on site. Wood may be purchased from our hosts.

Showers Point is a Day Use or tent only, group site campground that is nestled in the cool shade of tall ponderosas and an overlook of Palisade Canyon located at the campground’s edge make this forested area a popular place for groups to spend a weekend or an afternoon. In addition, one of the most dramatic overlooks in the Santa Catalinas, Showers Point, is within easy walking distance. From this towering bluff, views include the lower slopes of the Santa Catalina Range and the Santa Cruz Valley stretching toward Mexico. Tall, pyramid-shaped Mt. Wrightson of the Santa Rita Mountains stands prominent on the horizon. For a closer look at the Santa Catalina back country, the Palisade Trail departs from a nearby trailhead and drops down the southwestern slopes of the mountain range to the popular Sabino Canyon Recreation Area. Several major trails are adjacent to this campground.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Opening and Closing are weather dependent. Please be advised that this group campground is ran by a concessionaire and can close at any time in Oct. Please call 520-576-1325 for more info.
Operational Hours: Check-out at 11am and check-in at 1pm.
Reservations: Reservations can be made for this campground can be made at Recreation.gov. Walk-ins welcome if space is available at group fees.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees Showers Point Group Sites #1, #2, #3 all rent for $82.00 each (up to 25 people per site)
Open Season: April - October
Restrictions: No trailers allowed, no spaces for RV's. Pack and saddle stock are not permitted in the campground. A large area of Pusch Ridge Wilderness is closed to dogs from January to April for the protection of desert bighorn sheep.
Water: Water faucet at each ramada & restroom
Information Center: Santa Catalina Ranger District  520-749-8700

General Information

Directions:

Access to this campground is between mile posts 19 and 20 on the Catalina Highway, also sometimes referred to as General Hitchcock.

Access: East on Tanque Verde Road in Tucson. North on Catalina Highway. Drive 4.2 miles to the Forest boundary; continue 19.7 miles to Organization Ridge Road. Turn left and drive a quarter mile to Showers Point Campground.


General Notes:

Natural Features:

Showers Point Group Campground sits high on the slopes of the Santa Catalina Mountains at 7,700 feet. Because of its elevation, it can be much cooler than the lower-elevation campgrounds in the area. The campsites are spacious and spread out among stands of big ponderosa pines and clusters of Gambel oak.

The Coronado National Forest covers 1.78 million acres of southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico. Elevations range from 3,000 to 10,720 feet in 12 widely scattered mountain ranges, or "sky islands," that rise dramatically from the desert floor, supporting biologically diverse plant communities.

Recreation:

Within easy walking distance from Showers Point is one of the most scenic overlooks in the Santa Catalinas. From this towering bluff visitors can see the lower slopes of the Santa Catalina Range and the Santa Cruz Valley stretching toward Mexico. Tall, pyramid-shaped Mt. Wrightson of the Santa Rita Mountains stands prominent on the horizon.

Visitors enjoy hiking through the Santa Catalina backcountry, via the Palisade Trail that departs near the campground. The trail drops down the southwestern slopes of the mountain range to the popular Sabino Canyon Recreation Area.

Fishing is also available at the nearby six-acre Rose Canyon Lake. A day-use fee is applicable at Rose Canyon

Facilities:

The three group campsites at Showers Point are well spread out over this spacious location and include large, leveled tent pads and picnic shelters. Each site is tent-only for up to 25 guests. The facility is equipped with water faucets and toilets.


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  Latitude : 
32.408172

  Longitude : 
-110.719561

 



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