Bonita Canyon Campground

Basic Information

Accessibility Information
Six acceptable passes for half off on camping fees.
These passes will allow you to pay half price for camping in Chiricahua National Monument.

Campsite Reservations

The camping fee is currently $20 per site, per night, or $10 per site, per night for the America the Beautiful - The National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Senior and Access pass holders (see photo of accepted passes).

Campground and tents

Camping Regulations

To enhance your enjoyment and assist in protecting Chiricahua National Monument, please read and comply with all campground regulations:

  • Maximum RV/motorhome or combined vehicle and trailer length is 29 feet, actual measurements. (Note: Vehicles longer than 24 feet are not allowed past the campground on Bonita Canyon Drive)
  • Site #8 is designed for people with disabilities, but open to anyone for one night if it is the last available site. The electricity is for medical use only.
  • Campsite stay is limited to fourteen consecutive days.
  • Check out time is 11 am. Check in time is 12:00 pm. Visit or call 877-444-6777 to inquire about additional night availability.
  • Campsite capacity is limited to eight people and two vehicles (where space is available) and a maximum of two tents per site. Use tent pads when setting up tents.
  • Quiet hours are from 8 pm to 8 am (no generator use during quiet hours).
  • Sites may not be left unattended for over 24 hours.
  • Utility hook-ups are not provided and connection to water spigots, sewer, or electrical outlets is prohibited.
  • Hammocks, solar showers, and clotheslines are prohibited.
  • No ground fires are allowed, but you may bring a fire pit.The fire pit must sit at least six inches off the ground. No collecting firewood.
  • Never leave fires unattended; make sure they are completely put out. Clear cold ashes from grill into the metal pain and deposit cold ashes into the large storage barrels before you leave.
  • Pets must always be on a leash and never left unattended.
  • During monsoon season, July 6 to September 30, some campsites are closed (pdf) due to the risk of flooding.

picnic table, food lockers, fire pit and tent in campground
Food storage boxes are available at each site. Please use them.

Food Storage Regulations


When not in immediate use, all food, cooking appliances, utensils, storage containers (empty or full), and pet items, that may attract or provide a reward to wildlife, must be kept in a closed hard-sided vehicle, day or night. This includes coolers and beverage containers regardless of use or content.

Campers without vehicles must secure items in available food lockers.

Do not burn waste or leave litter around your camp.

Garbage must be properly stored at all times. Use bearproof trash cans.


Camping in Bear and Mountain Lion Country

  • Do not approach bears, mountain lions, or other wild animals. They can be dangerous!
  • In their pursuit of food sources, black bears will be attracted to improperly stored food. Follow National Park Service food storage regulations listed above.
  • Closely supervise children whenever they are outdoors, even in developed areas.
  • Unattended pets may attract a mountain lion and result in the loss of your pet.
  • Report all bear and mountain lion sightings or encounters to the nearest ranger, campground host, or visitor center staff.
  • Violation of park regulations will likely result in the issuance of a violation notice. Feeding wildlife is prohibited. Human food is harmful to all wildlife.
Group campsite
Tents set up in the group campsite.

NPS Photo

Group Campsite (site #26)

The group site (#26) is for groups of 8 to 24 people with a maximum of 8 tents. Trailers and RVs are prohibited in the group campsite. Fee for the group campsite is $3 per person, per night with no more than 5 vehicles. There is a $24 minimum fee. You may reserve the group site online 24 hours a day at or over the phone at 1-877-444-6777.

Last updated: May 10, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

12856 E Rhyolite Creek Rd
Willcox, AZ 85643


520 824-3560

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