Enjoy a Rustic Stay at Alamo Canyon Campground

A mountain with a running wash surrounded by cacti
The wash at Alamo Canyon Campground fills and flows after a good rain.

NPS Photo/Cate Blanch

The picnic table at Alamo Campground site two sits in front of a beautiful mountain
Alamo Canyon Campground is surrounded by beautiful Sonoran Desert vegetation and mountains.

NPS Photo/Cate Blanch

Quiet and Solitude in the Heart of the Sonoran Desert

Alamo Canyon Campground sits nestled at the base of the eastern mountains in Organ Pipe Cactus. This primitive campground provides scenic views of the surrounding mountains and Sonoran Desert, along with spectacular night sky viewing and peaceful quiet.

Reservations for camping at Alamo Canyon Campground are $16 per night and are made through Recreation.gov or by calling 877-444-6777. Reservations can be made the same day or up to six months in advance.

Basic Information

Alamo Canyon Campground has four campsites with charcoal grills, tables, a pit toilet, and trash cans. It is tent camping only; RVs, motorhomes, and trailers are not permitted. Wood fires and ground fires are not allowed. Generators are prohibited.

Camping is by reservation only, with a maximum of 5 people per site per night and a 20 maximum people per night for the entire campground. Campsites are limited to a maximum of 2 vehicles per site per night and each vehicle must be parked within the space provided and display a permit. Campers may use sleeping bags, tents, passenger cars, pick-ups with camper shells or small camper unties mounted in the bed of a pickup truck, or vans with pop-up sleeper units. Unregistered vehicles are subject to citation or towing at the owners expense.


Camping permits are $16.00 per day and camping is limited to 7 consecutive calendar days. Holders of the Golden Age/Senior or Access Pass receive a 50% discount on camping. Check out time is 11:00 am. The monument's $25.00 entrance fee, valid for 7 consecutive days, is required in addition to the camping reservation.

Directions to Alamo Canyon Campground

There is no road sign along the highway for the Alamo Canyon Road. Alamo Canyon Road is located at milepost 65.5 on the east side of Highway 85, on the north side of the concrete bridge that crosses the wash. Alamo Canyon Campground is located at the end of the Alamo Canyon Road. The road is a three-mile graded dirt road suitable for all cars.

For additional campsites and expanded facilities, including RV sites, restrooms, and a dump station, please visit the Twin Peaks Campground.


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Stay At Alamo Canyon

Reserve your site at the scenic Alamo Canyon Campground on Recreation.gov

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A picnic table and grill sit under a tree at Twin Peaks Campground.

Twin Peaks Campground

Twin Peaks Campground is an established campground in the monument, featuring free solar-heated showers,

The Ajo mountain range surrounded by desert plants, with a fully-leaved ocotillo in the foreground.

Backcountry Camping

Explore the backcountry wilderness of Organ Pipe Cactus.

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Organ Pipe offers a variety of camping including developed, primitive, and backcountry.

Last updated: December 31, 2022

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10 Organ Pipe Drive
Ajo , AZ 85321


520 387-6849

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