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Twin Peaks Campground (NPS Campground)

Ajo, Arizona


10 Organ Pipe Dr
Ajo, Arizona 85321
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Sites: 208
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 31.94316
Longitude: -112.81035

Elevation: 1735' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water no
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground no
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access no

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23 Reviews

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Review Count: 149
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 28

Date of Stay: February, 2018 - $16.00
Overall Rating:

Access to the park is good from 85. Paved road all the way in. Check in was easy as there was no one in the Kiosk. We did a self register after finding a suitable site. Parameter roads are paved and in reasonable condition. Sites are consist of a concrete parking slab with a table and self standing grill on gravel. All of the sites we looked at had a considerable slope to the front. We were able to get level but the first step to the unit was big. Landscaping is very nice given the desert setting. Site spacing is reasonable. This park is very busy. We arrived early on a week day to an almost full park. We departed about 10:00 AM and there was a line up to check in. Be aware that there are no restaurants or stores nearby. We had a quiet and relaxing stay. We paid 16.00 and feel we received good value. We would return. We camped at Twin Peaks Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
117
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Nearest services on the US side is Why or Ajo.

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Review Count: 198
States Visited: 45
Helpful Reviews: 104

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $16.00
Overall Rating:

This is a pretty huge campground but it was surprisingly nearly full the weekend we visited in February 2017. It looks and feels new and clean, from the long concrete parking pads to the dump/fill station. Sites have lots of trees, cactus, and shrubs but it is the desert so there isn't much privacy. The generator hours are a good compromise... just two hours in the morning and two in the evening gives enough time to recharge batteries without disturbing the silence during the whole day. Although the sites in our area said they're for "up to 40-foot RV" you could easily fit a 45 foot motorhome with tow car in the sites. Sites are sloped downward so we had to put a couple blocks under our front tires to get level. There are a couple of dog-friendly trails near the campground, plus the Alamo Canyon trail (about 7 miles away) is also dog-friendly starting this year. There are lots of ranger programs and we enjoyed the ranger-led hike we attended. Our Verizon had strong signal and fast data. AT&T had strong phone signal but no data. Overall we were very impressed with this National Monument campground! We camped at Twin Peaks Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 228
States Visited: 41
Helpful Reviews: 48

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $8.00
Overall Rating:

We were here in 2014 at the same time of year. This Park has become much more popular. There was still plenty of room in the CG but it seemed more sites were filled. One of the reasons this place as become more crowded is they got a new superintendent who has opened up the whole Park. Most of it was closed in early 2014. Note on the rate it was on the Federal Geezer card. The solar showers were not ice cold. They had good pressure and felt great after a day out tromping around in the desert. These CG were built in 1938 and they were built with foresight. We were in one of the shorter sites and you could fit a 45' coach and a normal size Toad without any problem. The only issue I had was with the slope of the site. We have a 36' coach and height difference was 7.5" between center of front and rear axles and 2' from the front step to the ground. We have an air bag suspension and it maxed out but did level. I ended up putting 3" of lift under the front tires to make life easier. The generator hours are 8-10 am and 4-6 pm. Unless the temps are in the 90's and they will let you run them during the day also. They have water and dump site (2) and the water doesn't taste too bad, better than some we have had in Ajo. They don't have a fire ring but do have a bbq grill. The staff is friendly and the place is spotless. We'll be back. We camped at Twin Peaks Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
96
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The new super has increased the number of Ranger talks and he even gives talks once a week. Each day of the week there are 4-5 talks on different subjects everyday from morning until night. He has also opened the whole park and all major roads in the park that had been closed from 2002 - 2014. The hiking, the desert, the place is incredible.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $8.00
Overall Rating:

I always look at campgrounds in Google satellite view, but sat view does not do this park justice. It looks like a huge flat parking lot, but it is somewhat hilly, and there are enough Ocotillo, Saguaro, and Organ Pipe Cactus to provide at least some privacy and make each site unique and interesting. The tent sites are gravel, but all RV sites are pull-through flat concrete. Each has a table and grill, but no fire rings/pits, since ground fires are not allowed. The outermost row is for tents only, then 3 no-generator rows. If avoiding the 4-6 PM generator noise is important, ask for the farthest row from generators. (Sound carries here, so generators can be very annoying, especially when one just wants to sit quietly and watch the sunset.) The surrounding mountains and hills are beautiful, especially when illuminated by the setting sun. The east side of the park has great views of the valley and mountains behind, so the perimeter sites (east end of each row) are popular. The perimeter sites on the west end will have unobstructed sunset views, but the clear desert sky at sunset isn't as impressive as the eastern mountains reflecting the setting sunlight, so we prefer the east end. This place is a star gazers paradise, but the bathroom lights are pretty bright, so keep that in mind when selecting a site. The campground is only five miles from the Mexican border, and while there are posted signs warning of smugglers and illegal immigrants, the rangers we talked to said there is never a problem for campers, and the strong Border Patrol presence keeps things in check. The staff here are very friendly and helpful. Verizon signal is strong. Provision before heading down, as there is nothing nearby! We camped at Twin Peaks Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
112
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

If you don't read the Park literature, you'll wonder why some people leave their vehicle hoods open at night. Nocturnal Desert Pack Rats can do tremendous damage to engine components. They want dark, enclosed spaces to nest, so an open hood discourages them.

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: December, 2016 - $8.00
Overall Rating:

This is one of the nicest national parks we have stayed at, for many reasons. The campsite layout is great (rows of pull-through), and each campsite has native plants surrounding the site (warning: be careful with pets due to cacti). There is a dump station with potable water. There are solar showers that did not warm up as of noon on the sunny day I tried to use it. Camp host was very friendly and introduced himself, which is always nice. This campground did not have one piece of trash. It is primitive and is divided into generator and no-generator sites. Felt very safe although five miles from the border. We camped at Twin Peaks Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
36
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $29.00
Overall Rating:

Wow what a gem. No hookups and very restrictive generator hours. A place to get away from it all and spend a few days reflecting and contemplating. Lot spacing was spacious with a sunny/open exposure. Site surface was a concrete pad and features a picnic table. We camped at Twin Peaks Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Wonderful hiking trails.

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Review Count: 129
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 75

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $6.00
Overall Rating:

$6 per night including tax was the Golden Age passport rate for a night. There are water spigots throughout the campground as well as a two-lane dump station. The primitive site included a level concrete parking pad with a small patio area. There was also a pedestal BBQ unit and picnic table on each site. The generous-sized-for-National Park Service-campground site was surrounded by an area of sand and rocks with beautiful desert vegetation. Sites were large enough to allow for slide-outs, awnings, and the parking of a second vehicle. Roads throughout the campground are paved. There were many hummingbirds, curve-billed thrashers, black-throated sparrows, Gambel's quail, and butterflies flitting around the campground. Our site had a 360° view of the surrounding cactus-filled desert and mountains. This campground is located five miles north of the Mexican border and miles away from all conveniences-it's very quiet at all times and dark at night. Generator use was limited to two two-hour periods-8 to 10 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. There are solar showers at three of the restrooms. All the facilities were in immaculate condition. The monument area offers plenty of outdoor activities including scenic driving loops, hiking, biking, and picnicking. AT&T service was three bars of 2G and Verizon service were three - four bars of 4G LTE. There was no over-the-air TV. We received one English speaking radio station and several Mexican stations. We camped at Twin Peaks Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
58
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $12.00
Overall Rating:

A wonderful place. Dry unserviced sites but potable water and dump station available. Paved roadways and concrete pads nestled among 100+ year old Saguaro and Organ Pipe Cactus. Campground info says 40 ft limit but our 43 ft RV and TOAD (61-ft total length) had lots of parking and driving space. We loved, loved, loved this campground. We camped at Twin Peaks Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
58
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Some of the park's scenic backroads say they are for high ground clearance vehicles only but they were fine for our '08 Honda CR-V. Drive both the east and west loops and take a picnic basket along as you'll enjoy them and spend the whole day.

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Review Count: 344
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 96

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $6.00
Overall Rating:

The rate reflects a 50% senior discount. Nice, nice, nice. This is an unusually nice campground for a National Park Service campground. The roads in the campground are paved, but the sites are wonderfully level concrete. Nice! There are no hookups. There is fresh water at the dump station and a few water spigots throughout the campground, but it is best and easiest to get water at the dump. The generator hours are very restrictive at 8 util 10 and 4 until 6, either good or bad depending on your point of view. There are solar showers in the restrooms. It is a busy campground, but the sites are well-spaced. They do not take reservations, but the campground was never more than half-full during our almost two-week stay. There is an entrance booth, which was staffed about half of the time during our visit, where they will assign a few site, but they will let you change it if you don't like the assigned site. We were very surprised to find that we got very strong Verizon 4G data and, of course, voice. Satellite was not a problem since there are no trees. The really good news is that the new superintendent has opened the entire park. Previously a large part of the park was closed because of the fear of the illegals coming across the Mexico border. We drove and hiked though out the park with no problems. We camped at Twin Peaks Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

There is a great grocery in Ajo, about 30 miles away.

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Review Count: 59
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 26

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $6.00
Overall Rating:

Nice NPS CG if you're seeking quiet and solitude. Generators are limited to 8AM to 10AM and 4PM to 6PM. There is also a No-Generator area. Hosts and rangers regularly patrol the grounds so security is very good. Solar heated showers are a bit anemic when there's cloud cover. No services except dump station, potable water, toilets and aforementioned solar heated showers. Most sites appeared to have a concrete pad which helps hold down dirt & dust in the RV. We camped at Twin Peaks Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
45
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Good Verizon MiFi signal.

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Review Count: 220
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 43

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $6.00
Overall Rating:

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is a beautiful desert park. Immaculately maintained. I did not see so much as a cigarette butt on any trails or on the road, anywhere in the park. Very quiet (I camped in the no-generator area) and with amazing sunrises and sunsets. Excellent Verizon signal. Spent a week and will certainly return. We camped at Twin Peaks Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Ajo, about 40 miles north, is an attractive town with banks, post office and shopping. The Olsen's IGA market has everything you would find in most supermarkets and an Ace hardware store attached. Beautiful old churches built in the Mexican style, adobe storefronts, restaurants.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $8.00
Overall Rating:

Outstanding park at Organ Pipe National Monument. Great campsites with dyed desert brown flat cement pads. Pull through for any sized RV. Two lane dump and water station. Super clean! Nice restrooms with solar heated showers. Giant cactus next to pads. Perimeter walk on the outside of the park with well maintained paths. One of the nicest parks we have ever been to. No WiFi, no electricity. Used ACCESS pass for free entry. We camped at Twin Peaks Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: November, 2012 - $12.00
Overall Rating:

We came late and slipped the $20 into holder at gate. $12 night plus $8 entrance fee. Found great spot. Nice concrete pad with table. Generator hours 8-10 and 4-6 pm. Its great park in Sonoran desert. Your are camping by giant cactus's. No power, there are water spigots all around but for filling bottles only no connections. Hot and dry. Nice. Visitor center. We camped at Twin Peaks Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 50
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: November, 2012 - $12.00
Overall Rating:

A large national park campground. All boon docking, no hookups. Clean flush toilets in restrooms, some with showers. Nice modern dump station with 2 lanes. Good deal for $12 a night. Well maintained with roomy sites. Gas available at Why, AZ and Lukeville, AZ on the border. This is a very remote place, but interesting. If you like peace and quiet this is the spot. Gas station in Why (Why Not) had free Wi-Fi that worked great. We camped at Twin Peaks Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $6.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here in a motor home. We paid the Golden Age passport rate. The normal rate is $12. The park is first come, first served, but park has 208 sites so seldom, if ever, fills (I think.) Each site has picnic table and BBQ grill. Very quiet park. Rangers and volunteers very helpful. Sites are wide and level. A few water spigots scattered around the park so you can add water to your tank if you have device to attach to non-threaded spigot. Climate could be very hot in summer. We camped at Twin Peaks Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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