Camp beneath the dark skies above while surrounded by beautiful desert plants at Twin Peaks Campground or Alamo Canyon Campground. They have different amenities and offer campers a choice between modern comforts and rustic wilderness. You may see the desert dark sky subtlety illuminated by countless stars or shadows that are awakened under a full moon's glow at either campground. Songs of coyotes or the hum of a breeze may lull you to sleep. Awaken with a blazing sunrise and hike one of the trails that begin at the campgrounds.
Twin Peaks Campground
Twin Peaks Campground is located just over one mile away from the Kris Eggle Visitor Center in the Sonoran Desert, and each campsite is surrounded by beautiful desert plants. It has 34 tent-only sites and 174 sites for RVs. Several sites can accommodate RVs up to 45 feet in length. Restrooms have running water and a three have free solar-heated showers. Hookups for electricity, water, or sewer are not available. A dump station with potable water is located past the last row of campsites towards the back of the campground. Sites 1-112 permit the use of generators. Generator hours are 8:00 am to 11:00 am and 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Camping fees are $20.00 per night, and holders of the Senior or Access Pass receive a 50% discount on camping.
Tent campers wanting a more primitive experience should ask about Alamo Canyon Campground. It has 4 tent-only sites that are surrounded by a quiet desert landscape. Water is not available and fires are not permitted. Camping permits are $16.00 per night. Holders of the Senior or Access Pass receive a 50% discount on camping.
Group camping is closed during the summer. Five camping sites will accommodate groups of 18 to 45 people. There is a camping fee of $50.00 per site per night. There is no electricity in the sites or RV hookups. Restrooms have running water and an electrical outlet for personal appliances only.
Currently nine zones are open for backcountry camping. The fee for backcountry camping is $5.00 per zone (per group or individual), and is good for 7 nights. Permits are required and available at the Kris Eggle Visitor Center. Group size and zone capacity are limited.
Last updated: January 12, 2023