Southern Arizona (Tucson)

The most populous city in Southern Arizona and second largest in the state, Tucson is rich in history, culture and natural attractions. It is surrounded by five mountain ranges, including the Santa Catalina Mountains, home of Mount Lemmon, the southernmost ski resort in the nation. Just outside of town is the acclaimed Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, a showcase of native animals and plants in a beautiful natural setting. Golf courses abound, and Major League Baseball spring training brings the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Chicago White Sox and the Colorado Rockies.

Tucson has a rich historical heritage, influenced by Native American, Spanish and pioneer cultures. Jesuit missionaries built the Mission San Xavier del Bac in the 18th century, and it still glows white against the desert just south of town. In downtown Tucson, the Barrio Historico district features beautifully painted historic adobe buildings.

Northeast of Tucson, near Oracle, you can visit Biosphere 2, a testing facility of self-sustaining environments under huge greenhouse-like structures.


Catalina State Park Campground

11570 N. Oracle Rd., Tucson, AZ 85737
TELEPHONE: 520-628-5798 TOLL-FREE: 877-697-2757

Sites: 120 campsites with electric and water. Each site has a picnic table and BBQ grill. Roads and parking pads are paved and campgrounds have modern flush restrooms with hot showers. RV dump stations are available in the park and there is no limit on the length of rigs at this park. Reservations are limited to 14 consecutive nights and the campground is open year-round.

Patagonia Lake State Park Campground

400 Patagonia Lake Rd., Nogales, AZ 85141
TELEPHONE: 520-287-6965 TOLL-FREE: 877-697-2757

105 developed campsites w/picnic tables, fire-ring/grill, 2 vehicle parking. Some with ramadas. 20/30 amp & 50 amp. Most sites OK for any size RV. 2 non-electric campsites w/picnic table, fire-ring/grill, 2 vehicle parking w/ramada, 22’ long. Quiet hours 9pm-8am.

Justin’s Diamond J RV Park

3451 S. San Joaquin Rd., Tucson, AZ 85735
TELEPHONE: 520-883-6706