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Arizona
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Arizona
Tuscon & Southern Region
Bonita Canyon Campground
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A species of wren that is native to the southwestern United States southwards to central Mexico.
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BONITA CANYON CAMPGROUND
BONITA CANYON CAMPGROUND
East Rhyolite Creek Road
Willcox, Arizona   85643
(lat:32.0111 lon:-109.3553)

Phone: 520-824-3560
Bonita Canyon Campground is located in Chiricahua National Monument, known as the Wonderland of Rocks. Visitors love Chiricahua for its stunning rock columns hoodoos, hiking trails, and bird watching opportunities. Vehicles longer than 24 feet RV or vehicle trailer are NOT permitted on the scenic drive beyond the campground.

Chiricahua National Monument offers 17 miles of day-use hiking trails. Birders frequent Chiricahua for the diversity of species that reside in or migrate through the area. The park also offers sweeping views of the surrounding valleys and mountain ranges which make for stunning photography opportunities. No back country camping is permitted in the park. Check the surounding the Coronado National Forest for those opportunities.

IMPORTANT This historic campground is best suited for tents, camper vans, small RVs and trailers. Total maximum vehicle length for trailer or RV is 29 feet and only a few sites are that long. Confirm length of campsite is long enough for both your trailer and vehicle. Most sites are narrow and will not accommodate side by side parking. Some sites are difficult to back into due to sharp angles.Crossing the two creek bed dips can be difficult for longer vehicles.

Utility electricity, water, sewer hookups are not available. No dump stations, closest is Willcox, AZ.

Restroom has flush toilets and cold water sinks no showers. Potable/drinking water faucets are provided no filling of water tanks.

All sites have a picnic table, raised grill, food storage box, and tent pad. Please bring your own firewood or charcoal. Use of raised portable fire pans is permitted.

Hanging of hammocks or any items from trees or other vegetation is not permitted.

There isn't any camping for people with horses or horse trailers within the park.

Set in a pine and oak forest, Bonita Canyon Campground provides an atmosphere of relaxation. Most campsites are well shaded and have views of Bonita Creek which is dry most of the year,

The park visitor center is open daily, closed December 25, and provides interactive exhibits about the cultural and natural history of the park, plus a Western National Parks Association store. Visitors may explore Faraway Ranch, the Erickson family pioneer homestead, then 20th century guest ranch, and currently an historic site.


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Directions
Chiricahua National Monument is 45 minutes southeast of Willcox and 2 hours southeast of Tucson, AZ.

From I-10 east

1. Take exit 336 toward Willcox for 4 miles.

2. Turn left onto Arizona 186 E E Maley Street for 31 miles.

3. Turn left onto Arizona 181 E for 4 miles.

4. Veer left onto E Bonita Canyon Road and into Chiricahua National Monument. The campground is 2.5 miles ahead on your left.



From I-10 west

1. Take exit 344 toward Willcox.

2. Continue on N Haskell Ave for 5 miles.

3. Turn right onto Arizona 186 E E Maley Street for 31 miles.

3. Turn left onto Arizona 181 E for 4 miles.

4. Veer left onto E Bonita Canyon Road and into Chiricahua National Monument. The campground is 2.5 miles ahead on your left.

Arizona
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State of Arizona Parks

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