Camping

You can camp in one of two campgrounds within the monument. They have different amenities and offer campers a choice between modern comforts and rustic wilderness. You may see the desert, dark sky subtlety illuminated by countless stars or shadows that are awakened under a full moon's glow at either campground. Songs of coyotes or the hum of a breeze may lull you to sleep. Awaken with a blazing sunrise and hike one of the trails that originate at the campgrounds.

Twin Peaks Campground
Twin Peaks Campground has 34 tent-only sites and 174 sites for RVs. Several sites can accommodate RVs up to 45 feet in length. Restrooms have running water and a few have solar showers. Hookups for electricity, water, or sewer are not available. A dump station, with potable water is located past the last row of campsites.

Camping fees are $20.00 per night. Holders of the Senior or Access Pass receive a 50% discount on camping.

  • Advance reservations are are required during our peak season (January through March) by visiting Recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.
  • During the off season, (April through December) sites are first-come first-served and you can self-register or pay at the Kris Eggle Visitor Center.
  • If you require additonal information about the Twin Peaks campground call the visitor center at 520-387-6849.
 
tent in front of cacti at alamo canyon
Camp amid the organ pipe and saguaro cacti at Alamo Campground.

NPS photo

Alamo Campground
Tent campers wanting a more primitive experience should ask about Alamo Campground. It has 4 tent-only sites that are surrounded by a quiet desert landscape. Water is not available and fires are not permitted. It is first-come, first-served only. Self register at the campground. Camping permits are $12.00 per night. Holders of the Senior or Access Pass receive a 50% discount on camping.

Group Camping
Five camping sites will accommodate groups of 18 to 45 people. There is a camping fee of $50.00 per site per night. There is no electricity in the sites or RV hookups. Restrooms have running water and an electrical outlet for personal appliances only. For more information contact the Kris Eggle Visitor Center (520) 387-6849 ext. 7302. Group site reservations are available at Recreation.gov

Backcountry Camping
Currently nine zones are open for backcountry camping. The fee for backcountry camping is $5.00 per group and is good for 7 nights. Permits are required and available at the Kris Eggle Visitor Center. Group size and zone capacity are limited.

A $25.00 entrance fee (valid for 7 consecutive days) per vehicle is required in addition to all camping permits. Holders of the Senior or Access Pass receive entrance at no charge.

Last updated: June 24, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

10 Organ Pipe Drive
Ajo, AZ 85321

Phone:

(520) 387-6849 x7302

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