REEF TOWNSITE GROUP AREA, AZ

This high-mountain group campground and day use area is located on a site that was once occupied by the old mining town of Reef. Many relics of Reef's mining history, including the remains of the town's old water system, are still visible in and around the campground. Groups...
Status: Open through Fri Oct 31 2014   Season Dates

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  • Group site is locked when not in use
  • No drinking water available at this site; visitors must bring their own drinking water; nearest drinking water is in Sierra Vista
  • Tents and trailers under 12 ft. are permitted; longer trailers and motor homes cannot negotiate the switchbacks on Carr Canyon Road
  • No utility hookups
  • Pack and saddle stock are not permitted in campground or picnic area
  • Only collect dead firewood
  • This is a high elevation facility; use caution when traveling from lower elevations
  • 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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REEF TOWNSITE GROUP AREA GROUP STANDARD AREA NONELECTRIC 50
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Overview

Overview

This high-mountain group campground and day use area is located on a site that was once occupied by the old mining town of Reef. Many relics of Reef's mining history, including the remains of the town's old water system, are still visible in and around the campground. Groups of up to 50 people can enjoy walking an interpretive history trail, hiking, horseback riding and watching wildlife in this cool mountain setting.

Natural Features:

This site rests on the "Reef" rock formations in the in the Huachuca Mountains. At an elevation of 7,200 feet, it provides a cool respite from the heat of surrounding lower deserts in summer.

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:

Reef Townsite Loop Trail, an interpretive trail that highlights the mining history of this area and showcases beautiful views, begins and ends at the northeastern edge of the campground.

The national forest has a variety of hiking and mountain biking trails for those who wish to leave the facility for a day trip.

Facilities:

Reef Townsite can accommodate one group of up to 50 people at a time. Facilities include a picnic shelter that contains six picnic tables, two large group barbecue grills and two food preparation tables, as well as toilets, a parking area and a large shaded area for tents.

Booking Window
Mon Apr 28 2014 - Fri Apr 24 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 Tue Mar 18 2014 Fri Oct 31 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Lake Access
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Vault Toilets
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:
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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
Mar 18 2014 -
Oct 31 2014
GROUP STANDARD AREA NONELECTRIC $45.00

*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):
31.42917, -110.29056
31°25'45"N, 110°17'26"W

From Tucson, Arizona, drive east on I-10 to exit 302 to State Route 90. Drive south 25 miles through Sierra Vista. Proceed 8 miles south of Sierra Vista on State Route 92 and turn west onto Carr Canyon Road/Forest Road 368.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

REEF TOWNSITE GROUP AREA
5900 S. Highway 92
Hereford AZ 85615

Phone Number:

Project Office:(520)378-0311
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