CALABASAS, AZ

Calabasas Group Campground is a place for groups of up to 250 people to enjoy scenery and privacy in a remote, natural setting. Weddings, family reunions and other social gatherings are especially popular during winter due to pleasant seasonal temperatures, yet it is open year-round...
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  • The area is closed to all but groups with reservations; the access road is gated and locked when the area is not in use
  • No drinking water available
  • Groups of over 50 must bring additional portable toilets
  • No hookups provided
  • Major holidays are often reserved a year in advance
  • Pack and saddle stock are not permitted in campground or picnic areas
  • Firewood not available; tree cutting is prohibited; bring your own wood, charcoal or camp stove for cooking
  • Gas stoves can be used next to undeveloped sites
  • Nearest medical facilities and supplies are in Nogales
  • Bears and other animals live in the area; all food must be secured and trash disposed in the trash cans provided on-site
  • Click here to learn more about Coronado National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit don'tmovefirewood.org.
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit don'tmovefirewood.org.
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CALABASAS GROUP STANDARD AREA NONELECTRIC 250 22
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Overview

Overview

Calabasas Group Campground is a place for groups of up to 250 people to enjoy scenery and privacy in a remote, natural setting. Weddings, family reunions and other social gatherings are especially popular during winter due to pleasant seasonal temperatures, yet it is open year-round.

Calabasas is situated in Coronado National Forest in southern Arizona, home to a variety of ecosystems and recreation opportunities. It is located a short distance off Ruby Road near Peña Blanca Lake, 67 miles south of Tucson and 14 miles northwest of Nogales, Arizona.

Natural Features:

Campsites within the group area are spread out among a stand of oak trees within a shallow, grassy valley. A few well-worn pathways lead to low hilltops in the area where visitors will find good views of the surrounding valleys and mountains. Calabasas sits at an elevation of 4,000 feet.

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 plant communities as biologically diverse as those encountered on a trip from Mexico to Canada.

Recreation:

A major attraction at Calabasas Group Site is nearby Peña Blanca Lake. The 45-acre, man-made lake provides birding, boating and fishing opportunities year-round. Anglers can try for rainbow trout, bass, sunfish, crappie and catfish.

Groups also enjoy picnicking in the camping area, hiking or mountain biking on area trails or visiting historic sites.

Facilities:

The camping area can be reserved by one group at a time. Facilities at Calabasas include 14 tables, 12 campfire rings with grills, three pedestal barbecue grills, benches, a parking area and toilets. The site is spread out, so there is enough space to set up additional tables and facilities.

There is no drinking water available; visitors must bring their own.

Nearby Attractions:

Visitors can take an educational day trip to Tumacácori National Historical Park, which protects three Spanish colonial mission ruins, and Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, which preserves the ruins of the oldest Spanish Presidio site in Arizona. The border town, Nogales, is also close by.

Tumacácori National Historical Park

Booking Window
Tue Apr 29 2014 - Sat Apr 25 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Wed Jan 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu Dec 31 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Cell phone service
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Lake Access
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnicking
  • Self Pay Station
  • Star Gazing
  • Tables
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Hospital
  • Ranger Station
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Jan 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
GROUP STANDARD AREA NONELECTRIC $55.00
Peak Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Dec 31 2015
GROUP STANDARD AREA NONELECTRIC $55.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
31.385, -111.05194
31°23'6"N, 111°3'7"W

From Tucson, Arizona, take I-19 south for about 56 miles. Exit onto AZ 289 (Exit 12). Turn right (west) onto AZ Highway 289 (Ruby Road) and continue to the Pe Blanca Recreational Area.

From Nogales, Arizona, take I-19 north for about 4.4 miles. Exit onto AZ 289 (Exit 12). Turn left (west) onto AZ Highway 289 (Ruby Road) and continue to the Pena Blanca Recreational Area.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

CALABASAS
303 Old Tucson Road
Nogales AZ 85621

Phone Number:

Project Office:(520)281-2296
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