Cochise County rocks!

From beautiful, national parks to rustic cabin accommodations to private campgrounds and RV parks, Cochise County offers numerous camping options for adventure-seekers and glampers alike!

Cochise County’s awe-inspiring camping areas include Bonita Campground, Chiricahua Mountains, Dragoon Mountains, Huachuca Mountains, Indian Bread Rocks, Kartchner Caverns State Park, just to name a few.

Photo Credit: (top) @mclachlancm, (bottom) Amanda Baillie

Whether you’re looking to truly “rough it,” or you want something more along the lines of a cabin or a place to park your RV, you’ll find many options throughout Cochise County.


With a choice of 12 developed campgrounds, the Chiricahua Mountains offer a variety of base camps to explore the great outdoors. There are also more than 40 hiking trails, backpacking, caving, and scenic drives.

Visit the Douglas Ranger District website for more information.


Cochise Stronghold Campground is located in the rugged Dragoon Mountains, where Cochise and his men roamed in the 1800’s. Visit the Douglas Ranger District website for more information.

Part of the National Forest Service, cabins are available for rental in the Dragoon Mountains near Cochise Stronghold. Each can be rented for $150 per night.


There are three developed campgrounds in the Huachuca Mountains, which border the City of Sierra Vista, as well as nearly 20 hiking trails, backpacking, horse riding, and scenic drives.

Visit the Sierra Vista Ranger District website for more information.


You can camp and picnic amid unique rock formations in Indian Bread Rocks, just south of the community of Bowie. The facilities consist of five picnic tables. Camping is also available in undeveloped sites.

Indian Bread Rocks is the access point to the Dos Cabezas Mountains Wilderness, which provides outstanding opportunities for hiking, backpacking, camping, rock scrambling, and sightseeing.


Kartchner Caverns State Park, home to one of the world’s longest soda straw stalactites, 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 the Kartchner Caverns State Park website for more information on the park’s camping facilities, as well as many other activities.


Private campgrounds and RV parks are located throughout Cochise County. Contact each community for more information.


Camp within the Chiricahua National Monument in the “Wonderland of Rocks!” The Bonita Campground is a 25-site campground offering 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.

The campground is open year-round. Park entrance is free, but camping fees apply.

Reservations are available online or by calling 1-877-444-6777.


Looking for additional camping/RV information? Check out the resources below.


1 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. Visit
2 Dispersed camping is NOT permitted in the Coronado National Memorial, Chiricahua National Monument, 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. Visit


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