Portal CCC House

Area Status: Open
Portal CCC House

The Portal CCC House is a five-room cabin, suitable for up to five people. It has electricity and running water. The cabin has two bedrooms, one bathroom, and a large kitchen/dining area. The first bedroom has a twin-over-double bunk bed; the second has a queen-sized futon. A table with seating for four is located in the dining area, which also has a wood burning stove (firewood is provided). The kitchen is equipped with a stove, oven, microwave, refrigerator, and coffee pot. Pots pans, utensils, and dishes are provided. Outside, guests will enjoy using the propane grill and furniture for outdoor dining. Although the cabin has amenities for comfortable lodging, guests will need to provide some of their own supplies, including food, sleeping bags or linens, pillows, towels, dish soap, matches, a first aid kit, toilet paper, and garbage bags. It is recommended that guests bring additional drinking water and flashlight in case of emergencies.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open year-round. Check-in: After 2:00 p.m. Check-out: Before 12:00 p.m.
Reservations: Reservations for this cabin can be made at Recreation.gov. Additional cabin information.
Fees: $125 a night.
Usage: Light-Medium
Closest Towns: Portal is 2 miles away.
Water: Yes
Restroom: One restroom
Operated By: Douglas Ranger District
Information Center: Douglas Ranger District 520-364-3468

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General Info:


From Tucson: take I-10 east for 139 miles to Road Forks, NM. Turn right (south) on US 80 and drive 28 miles to Portal Road. Turn right (west) and drive 7 miles to Portal. Turn left on Forest Road 42 into Cave Creek Canyon; the Portal CCC House is approximately 0.9 miles on the right.

Fees: $125.00 Per night
Reservation required?: Y
Hours of Operation: Access is subject to weather conditions. 
Rental info:  Know Before You Go
  •  Access to the bunkhouse is via a driveway on the east side of the facility, accessible by passenger car.
  • The house key is located in a lock box on the bedroom door nearest the parking. The combination for the lockbox is provided once a reservation is made.
  •  Keep the building and grounds clean to deter squirrel, rodents, bears, and other wildlife from the area.
  • Before leaving, renters are expected to clean the cabin; this includes washing dishes, sweeping floors, wiping down countertops, cleaning the bathroom and shower and packing out all trash. 
  • Pets are permitted in the cabin, but owners must clean-up after their pets.
  • The cabin is a no-smoking facility.
  • The house is located in a desert environment; please be aware that scorpions, snakes, and other insects may be present at any time.

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