Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Ramsey Vista Campground

Campsites here are spread through a stand of medium-sized ponderosa pines at the end of a road that once brought miners and equipment to the historic Reef mine and townsite. From the high perspective provided by the campground, Ramsey Peak’s 8,730 foot tall, layer-cake summit stands above the surrounding landscape as a tempting destination for an overnight backpack or long day-hike.

Garbage bins available.

A horse corral is available.

Note: Black bears in area.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees Single site: $15.  With Interagency Access or Interagency Senior pass $7.50. Payable with cash or check.
Open Season: April - November
Restrictions: Trailer Camping is 12 feet and less. Longer trailers and motor homes cannot negotiate the switchbacks on Carr Canyon Road. No utility hookups. Pets on leash at all times. Pack and saddle stock are not permitted in campground. Properly licensed motorbikes may be used only for entering or leaving campgrounds.
Closest Towns: Near the end of Carr Canyon Road above the “Reef” rock formation in the Huachuca Mountains.
Restroom: Toilets
Operated By: Sierra Vista Ranger District
Information Center: Sierra Vista Ranger District 520-378-0311

General Information


From Tucson, drive east on Interstate 10 to State Route 90 (exit 302). Drive south 25 miles through Sierra Vista. Eight miles south of Sierra Vista on State Highway 92 turn west onto Carr Canyon Road (FR 368). It is 7 miles to the end of the road and Ramsey Vista Campground.

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Picnic tables Yes
Toilets Yes
Parking Yes
Fee charged for some activities Yes
Tent camping Yes
Camping trailer Yes
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7,400 feet