Kartchner Caverns AZ State Park

Climate and Maps

Overview| Climate/Map | Description | Things to Do | Camping/lodging

Geography

Kartchner Caverns State Park encompasses 550-acres at the base of the Whetstone Mountains in Cochise County of southern Arizona. The park has an elevation of approximately 4,000 feet.

 

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Park Map PDF

 

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Getting There

Kartchner is 120 miles southeast of Phoenix and 50 miles southeast of the Tucson airport. From Interstate 10. take the Sierra Vista/Fort Huachuca exit #302 (State Highway 90). The entrance to this State Park is 9 miles south of the Interstate on the west side of the road.


Climate - Average Daily
Temperature & Precipitation (Degrees F)

 Month  Max.  Min.  Precipitation
 Jan 61.4 33.6 0.80"
 Feb 64.8 35.8 0.56"
 Mar 68.9 38.9 0.60"
 Apr 78.1 45.4 0.27"
 May 86.8 53.2 0.13"
 Jun 94.7 61.3 0.44"
 Jul 93.7 65.4 3.77"
 Aug 90.9 64.0 3.25"
 Sep 89.1 60.5 1.22"
 Oct 81.4 61.5 0.62"
 Nov 70.7 40.9 0.36"
 Dec 62.6 35.1 0.75"


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Cities & Towns

Parks & Monuments

Recreation & Wilderness Areas

  • Sabino Canyon Recreation Area: 57 miles northwest.
  • Rucker Canyon Recreation Area: 38 miles south. 
  • Miller Peak Wilderness: 49 miles west. 
  • San Pedro National Riparian Conservation Area: 3 miles south. 
  • Cochise Stronghold Recreation Area: 42 miles east. 

Historic & Points of Interest

  • San Pedro Southwestern Railroad (Benson)
  • Bammons Gulch (Benson) 

 

Overview| Climate/Map | Description | Things to Do | Camping/lodging | Nearby


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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