Increased Fire Restrictions, Effective June 5 Until Further Notice
Due to increase fire danger and dry conditions, all fires (charcoal, coal, and wood) are prohibited. Cook stoves and lanterns are still allowed. Smoking is limited to enclosed vehicles.
Organ Pipe Cactus is located on the U.S.-Mexican border, two hours away from the cities of Phoenix and Tuscon. In the vicinity are several national park sites and other cultural attractions.
Nearby National Park Service Sites:
Saguaro National Park
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
Tumacacori National Historical Park
Coronado National Memorial
Reserva de la Biosfera
Himdag Ki The Tohono O'odham Nation Museum and Cultural Center focuses on Tohono O'odham history and culture.
Kitt Peak National Observatory
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Ajo Chamber of Commerce
Did You Know?
It's not easy, practical, or legal to get "water" from a barrel cactus within the Monument. Even if you tried to get past the spines, it would be like sucking on a bad-tasting dish sponge. The best thing to do is fill a canteen with good drinking water before leaving home.