Camping options in Cochise County include developed campgrounds, RV parks and dispersed camping.
Chiricahua National Monument’s Bonita Campground: Camp within the Chiricahua National Monument in the "Wonderland of Rocks!"
- A 25-site campground offers tent, trailer and RV camping.
- RVs and trailers longer than 29 feet are prohibited in the campground and on the park road past the visitor center.
- Campground is open year-round, reservations are lol or by calling 1-877-444-6777
- Park entrance is free, but camping fees apply.
The National Forest Service has two ranger districts in Cochise County: The Douglas Ranger District, which includes the Chiricahua Mountains, and the Sierra Vista Ranger District, which includes the Huachuca Mountains in Sierra Vista.
- Chiricahua Mountains: With a choice of 12 developed campgrounds, the Chiricahua Mountains offer a variety of base camps to explore the great outdoors. Check the Douglas Ranger District web page for more information.
- Dragoon Mountains: Cochise Stronghold Campground is located in the rugged Dragoon Mountains, where Cochise and his men roamed in the 1800's. Contact the Douglas Ranger District for more information.
- Huachuca Mountains: There are 3 developed campgrounds in the Huachuca Mountains, which border Sierra Vista. Contact the Sierra Vista Ranger District for more information.
- Indian Bread Rocks: You can camp and picnic amid unique rock formations in Indian Bread Rocks, just south of Bowie. The facilities consist of five picnic tables. Camping is also available in undeveloped sites.
- Kartchner Caverns State Park has a campground with electric hook-up sites. Included are three handicapped designated sites, 12 pull-through sites and 43 other sites of varying sizes. (Visit Kartchner Caverns State Park’s facilities page and scroll down for more information on the park’s camping facilities)
Dispersed camping is permitted on portions of U.S. Forest Service lands.
Dispersed camping is NOT permitted in the Coronado National Memorial, Chiricahua National Monument or Fort Bowie National Historic Site or in Conservation Areas and private lands. Check with each area’s governing body to make sure you are complying with all rules and regulations.
For more information, check with the Coronado National Forest. Cochise County has two ranger districts:
- Douglas Ranger District, Phone: 520-364-3468
- Sierra Vista Ranger District, Phone: 520-378-0311
Both ranger district offices are open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday; closed on federal holidays.