Cochise

It almost seems as though time has decided to stand still in the Cochise County area. Called “The Land of Legends,” you can relive the Old West in Tombstone, descend into the cool Queen Mine in Bisbee, learn the history of the Buffalo Soldiers in Sierra Vista or slip down into Mexico for a day of bartering. The Amerind Foundation, located in Dragoon, boasts one of the most elegant collections of Native American artifacts anywhere. Fort Bowie was an Army post at the heart of the conflict with the Chiracahua Apaches. Both Cochise and Geronimo surrendered in this southeastern corner of Arizona.

Hikers and birders will be delighted with the trails of the Chiracahua National Monument near Willcox. In fact, Southern Arizona is known as a birders’ haven, attracting hundreds of species of birds to its temperate climate and varied topography. In January, Willcox celebrates its huge population of sandhill cranes with the annual “Wings Over Willcox” event.

Just south of Sierra Vista is the Palominas Observatory, which charges no admission. Bisbee is a cultural gem, with Victorian architecture, antique shops, art galleries and a growing reputation for its diverse cuisine.

Listings


Queen Mine RV Park

473 N. Dart Rd., Bisbee, AZ 85603
TELEPHONE: 520-432-5006

Pets welcome. Big rig sites. SITES: 25 Full hookups-30 amp, phone, CATV, WiFi. FAC: Restrooms, shower, laundry. From I-10 E, take Exit 303 & go 50 mi. S on Hwy. 80. After Mule Tunnel take 2nd exit (Historic Old Bisbee), go straight. Go up hill past Queen Mine Tour driveway to park.

City of Douglas RV Park

1372 E. Fairway Dr., Douglas, AZ 85607
TELEPHONE: 520-417-7339

SITES: 28 w/1 full hookup-50 amp. FAC: Restrooms, laundry. REC: Bar at club on golf course. From Douglas, N on Hwy. 80, R on E. Fairway Dr.

Cottonwood Campground at Roper Lake State Park

101 E. Roper Lake Rd., Safford, AZ 85546
TELEPHONE: 928-428-6760 TOLL-FREE: 877-697-2757

SITES: 25 sites w/water & electric hookup sites (20/30/50 amp). Back-ins only, 45” long. Each site has fire rings, picnic tables, small shade Ramada. FAC: Restrooms, showers.

Karchner Caverns State Park Campground

2980 Rte. S 90, Benson, AZ 85602
TELEPHONE: 520-586-4100 TOLL-FREE: 877-697-2757

Campsites w/electric & water. FAC: Showers, restroom, dump station. All have table, hose bib & power post. Back-in power 110 volt AC- 30/20 amp. Pull-thru power 220 volt 50 amp/110 volt 30 amp & 20 amp GFI, 35-60’ lengths. All sites single width w/space on both sides for pull-outs.

North Clifton RV Park

800 W. 4th St., Clifton, AZ 85602
TELEPHONE: 928-965-6142 FAX: 928-865-9067

Elev. 3500’. Open all year. Pets OK. SITES: 54 full hookups (30 amp), back-ins, WiFi. FAC: Restrooms, showers, laundrys. REC: Clubhouse, fishing, picnic area. Cash or check only. From Tucson take I-10 E past Willcox. Go N on Hwy 191 thru Safford to intersection of AZ 75 & 78. Go 8 mi. to Clifton, follow RV signs.

Willcox-Cochise KOA

700 N. Virginia Ave., Willcox, AZ 85643
TELEPHONE: 520-384-3212 TOLL-FREE: 800-562-5415

Elev. 4200’. Good gravel interior rds. Pet rstrctns. Handicap access. 2 deluxe cabins. SITES: 57 full hookups 30/50 amp, 43 80’ pull-thrus, back-ins, big rig sites, tents, city water, free WiFi, CATV. FAC: Restrooms, showers, laundry, dump, patio, security, ice, sodas, RV supplies, LP gas. REC: Swim pool, spa, rec hall, horseshoes, playground. From Jct. of I-10 & Ft. Grant Rd. (exit 340), NW 0.1 mi. on Ft. Grant Rd. to Virginia Ave. (L at Super 8 Motel), W 0.1 mi. (N)

Gila Campground at Roper Lake State Park

101 E. Roper Lake Rd., Safford, AZ 85546
TELEPHONE: 928-428-6760

SITES: 8 cabins. 5 non-electric sites w/fire rings, picnic tables. 14-site group camp area. Water available at most sites.

Hacienda Campground at Roper Lake State Park

101 E. Roper Lake Rd., Safford, AZ 85546
TELEPHONE: 928-428-6760 TOLL-FREE: 877-697-2757

SITES: 20 full hookup sites-20/30 amp w/fire rings, picnic tables. Most OK for 45’ RVs. Pull-thrus, back-ins. FAC: Restrooms, showers.