Kartchner Caverns AZ State Park
Kartchner Caverns State Park now has camping and it is $25 per night, (arrive before 5:30 p.m. to enter - no reservations) 62 campsites available. There are hookup for water and electric at all sites and there is a dump station. No limits on RV size. Site reservations are available by calling the Reservation Center at (520) 586-2283. You can call 7 days a week, from 8 am to 5 pm MST. There is a $5 reservation fee per site.
All sites are developed as electric hook up sites. NO sites have been developed or designated for basic “dry camping”. Non-electrical and tent campers are welcome use these sites but the full fee will be required. A paid camping permit entitles the holder to use of the shower/restroom, water, electrical and dump station facilities. All sites have a table, hose bib and power post. Each back-in site power post is 110 volt AC with a 30 amp RV connection and a 20 amp receptacle. Each pull-through site power post has a 220 volt 50 amp AC & a 110 volt 30 amp AC RV connection and a 20 AMP GFI receptacle. Sites vary in length from 35’ in the shortest, ”back in” sites to 60’ in the pull through sites, all sites are single width. Sites have ample room on the side areas for pull out units. Source AZ state park system - for more information click here.
- Benson San Pedro Valley Chamber of Commerce
- Arizona State Parks: 602-542-4174.
- Arizona National Forests: 800-280-CAMP
Approximate Driving Distances from:
Flagstaff - 310 miles (498 km)
Phoenix - 160 miles (257 km)
Benson - 9 miles (14 km)
Sierra Vista - 19 miles (30km)
Tombstone - 28 miles (45 km)
Tucson Airport - 49 miles (78 km)
Kartchner Caverns State Park
P.O. Box 1849
Benson, Arizona 85602
Phone information (520) 586-4100
Phone reservations: (520)-586-2283
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