WHITETAIL CAMPGROUND, AZ

Whitetail Campground offers group campsites in the foothills of the Catalina Mountains of southeastern Arizona, 5 miles south of the town of Summerhaven and the top of Mt. Lemmon. Groups can enjoy picking, hiking, camping and wildlife watching while enjoying a cool respite from hot...
Status: Open through Sat Oct 25 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • RV hookups are not available
  • A Catalina Mountain Fee Demo Pass is required for many other points of interest in the forest in this area
  • Fires must be in provided campfire circles only
  • 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
  • Click here to learn more about Coronado National Forest
  • Credit cards are not accepted. Only cash and Arizona checks are accepted
  • 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 dontmovefirewood.org.
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Whitetail Campground offers group campsites in the foothills of the Catalina Mountains of southeastern Arizona, 5 miles south of the town of Summerhaven and the top of Mt. Lemmon. Groups can enjoy picking, hiking, camping and wildlife watching while enjoying a cool respite from hot summer. The facility can accommodate groups for day or overnight use.

Natural Features:

Whitetail Campground sits high on the slopes of the Santa Catalina Mountains at an elevation of 8,000 feet. Because of its elevation, it can be much cooler than the lower-elevation campgrounds in the area. The campsites are spacious and spread out among stands of big ponderosa pines

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:

Hiking and sightseeing are popular activities. The surrounding national forest boasts a variety of trails, including some on the 9,157-foot Mt. Lemmon, for those who wish to venture away from the campground for the day.

The University of Arizona runs an observatory just up the road, and visitors can also drive a few minutes to the small town of Summerhaven, which offers amenities and attractions on Mt. Lemmon's summit.

Anglers can try for stocked trout at nearby Rose Canyon Lake.

Facilities:

All five group areas have picnic shelters that can accommodate between 40 to 90 people each and come equipped with drinking water, electricity, trash collection and vault toilets.

Nearby Attractions:

Catalina Highway, also known as General Hitchcock Highway and Sky Island Scenic Byway, is the only paved road that leads to the upper reaches of Mt. Lemmon and the Santa Catalina Range, offering a scenic day trip.

Other notable attractions include Saguaro National Park, Sabino Canyon and Colossal Cave.

Booking Window
Sat Oct 25 2014 - Thu Oct 22 2015

Reservations must be made 3 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 Fri Apr 18 2014 Sat Oct 25 2014
Peak Fri Apr 10 2015 Sun Oct 25 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Picnic Shelters
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Birding
  • Campfire Circles
  • Drinking Water
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Roads
  • Picnic Area
  • Security Lights
  • Trails
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
Apr 18 2014 -
Oct 25 2014
GROUP STANDARD ELECTRIC $80.00-$135.00
Peak Season
Apr 10 2015 -
Oct 25 2015
GROUP STANDARD ELECTRIC $80.00-$135.00

*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):
32.41194, -110.73194
32°24'43"N, 110°43'55"W

From Tucson, Arizona, go north on Catalina Highway approximately 30 miles from Tucson until you reach Milepost 20. Turn Left on Whitetail Road.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

WHITETAIL CAMPGROUND
11200 N. WHITETAIL ROAD
MT. LEMMON  AZ  85619

Phone Number:

Information:  (520)576-9198