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Catalina State Park

Tucson, Arizona


11570 N Oracle Rd
Tucson, Arizona 85737
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Sites: 120
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 32.42602
Longitude: -110.92709

Elevation: 2714' (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 yes
  • 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 (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • 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 no
  • 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 yes
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • 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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199 Reviews

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

Date of Stay: October, 2019 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Lovely State Park just north of Tucson. Hiking and some biking available. The park has large sites with plenty of space for the biggest rigs. The outside ring of Campground B has the biggest sites with the most unobstructed views. Good power. Modest water pressure. Dump station available. The park is about fifteen minutes from downtown Tucson. No open fires are allowed. Bring a bag of charcoal for the grill provided. We camped at Catalina State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
73
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Dogs must be on a leash but this was not heavily enforced at your campsite.

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

Date of Stay: October, 2019 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed here 3 nights. Beautiful well kept park. Didn't see a laundry facility, but probably one nearby. We camped at Catalina State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
28 A
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 63
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: June, 2019 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Very friendly and helpful staff. We stayed in A46. Park was maybe 50% full in early June. Great hiking and biking trails with tons of Saguaro Cactus. 2 sided Dump station near exit worked fine. Sprint/ATT cells, OTA and Satellite all worked fine. We camped at Catalina State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A46
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Easy and flat 1 mile bike ride to other end of Park where trail heads are located. Look for huge Antelope Jackrabbits - largest rabbits you will ever see!!

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2019 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed 2 nights. Site was fairly level, paved asphalt & long enough for MH and tow. Hookups were well placed. The staff lady was very nice and check-in was quick and simple. The park itself is top notch. Quiet, clean, mountain views are stunning and there are walking trails everywhere. Thankful I was here but wish I could have stayed here longer because I feel I missed a lot. Would stay here again if in this area. We camped at Catalina State Park in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Plenty of shopping (including Walmart!) & eateries about 10 min from our site.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: May, 2019 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

As others have said, a very nice park. Our only problem was the False Chinch bugs. They were everywhere on loop A. They don't bite, however they get in everywhere and everything. We finally moved to B loop where the grass was mowed and were able to find a site without them. Cell service was good (ATT). Beautiful mountains to look at all around. Heard a few coyotes. Lots of Prairie dogs. We camped at Catalina State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B loop
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: May, 2019 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Exceptionally nice state park. Large sites. Level. Dump is convenient, but not at the site. There are 2 convenient places to dump. Electricity is good. Water is good. Very nice picnic table. No open camp fires. We camped at Catalina State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B13
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Shopping center just outside the campground entrance. Campground on the North East side of Tucson. Very convenient to places to tourist facilities. Hiking Trails are very nice. Equestrian facility is part of the park.

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Review Count: 73
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: April, 2019 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

We have stayed at this park several times and like it more every time we come. The roads are paved and easy to navigate. The sites are spacious and essentially level with the utilities at the back. If the electric sites had sewer I would rate this park a 10. The bathrooms are spotless as are the large private showers. We camped at Catalina State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Asphalt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There is a shopping center across the street that includes a Walmart. The park has miles of hiking trails

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2019 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Love Staying here. So clean. Camp sites are large and spaced so your not in your neighbors back pocket. Staff is always kind & helpful. We camped at Catalina State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B-55
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: February, 2019 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

This is a great state park campground. The park was full but did not feel like it due to the spacious sites. Great place for bicycling whether it's mountain biking the trails or road biking Tucson's loop around the city. Both are easy and safe access. We lost one night due the road into the park being flooded out. It appears the road is now lower than the wash basin which indicates to me it will happen again and again. Something to be aware of since you can get caught inside. We camped at Catalina State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A29
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Shopping close by. Try Parish restaurant. It's a ways down Oracle (5-6mi) but worth the drive. Can't say enough about the great cycling here. I could have gone further with the mountain bike if I had the proper shoes/boots to cross the water traveling down the washes.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: February, 2019 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Wonderful State Park with roomy sites. Would definitely stay here again. Only down side is that there are no septic setups. Also can stay for only two weeks. Great location and lots to do here. We camped at Catalina State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Wal Mart and grocery stores near by. Very quiet as well.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: February, 2019 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

This is a very nice state park. 50 amp and water. No sewer - dump station only. We stayed in campground B in a long pull thru. Lots of space between sites. Great location at the base of the mountains. We camped at Catalina State Park in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: February, 2019 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

I was apprehensive about a State Park, but this one was great. The spaces are paved, long, level,and far apart. This is a place that I could spend some time in. It was quiet and peaceful. We camped at Catalina State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B-72
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Enjoy it. There is plenty of shopping close by if you need supplies or fuel.

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Review Count: 173
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 40

Date of Stay: January, 2019 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

One of the best State Parks we've visited; with good, paved interior roads; paved, level sites with plenty of room in between, and views of the Santa Catalina mountains. Great park for bicycling and hiking, or just walking your dogs. Campground is quiet with a rural feel, even though shopping and restaurants are minutes away. Reserve well ahead to get a site, at least in the Winter months. The only improvement I would suggest is that they mark the campground loop roads with the site numbers, instead of just "back-in sites" and "pull-through sites". We weren't the only ones who made several trips around the loops looking for their site. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Catalina State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B58
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Blue Goose Thrift Store, about 5 miles north on Oracle, is a find. Very clean store with lots of "treasures" and no yukky thrift-store smell. Run by volunteers, its only open 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: January, 2019 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Almost every review we read about this park was positive, and this one won't be any different. It's close-in (major shopping directly across from park entrance) but still wild enough to feel secluded. Its popularity during the winter months usually requires booking up to a year in advance. The RV sites are paved, spacious and level, all with picnic tables and fire rings. (no ramadas) Although the park was full, the noise level was negligible. The park offers free wifi (spotty) and there is great OATV reception. The restrooms are clean, showers have plenty of hot water, but shower houses aren't heated, so stepping out is a bit chilly! The major attraction, in my opinion, are the numerous hiking trails within the park. They offer a great variety of terrain, difficulty, and length -- what more could you want?! It's simply a beautiful park. We camped at Catalina State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A42
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: December, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

We made reservations 6 months out reserving a specific site. Upon arrival, the site was in use. After 2 hours of waiting, the rangers located another site for us to use for the duration of our stay. The site and location was wonderful with gorgeous views of the foothills. The sites are spread out and private. No campfires were allowed. A grill and table are provided at each site. WiFi did not work for us. Hiking trails within the park are fantastic. Canyon loop trail is a fun 2-mile hike within the park. We camped at Catalina State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A-36
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes
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