You could rev up that generator, but why? The cell service isn’t that great either. Remember when a vacation meant you waved goodbye and said, “I’ll call you when I get back”? You talked to no one while you were gone!

If you love a true getaway with hiking, biking or just tilting those recliners back and hanging up lanterns at dusk to cook your bbq dinner...well, this rally is for you.

Catalina’s Gila Monster and Flycatcher loops are perfect for DRY GROUP camping. There’s a shower/bathhouse right in the campsite. This area is the only location in the park which offers the opportunity for a campfire, too!

Perhaps the park ranger will offer a morning bird walk or an evening of star gazing! There are mountain bike and hiking trails as well as interactive historical walks to ancient ruins. If you enjoy a more leisurely bike ride, explore the park roads. Easy access to Tucson’s famous bike path as well. This park is a favorite of ours as well as many other 4CU members offering great accessibility in northern Tucson.

This is a relaxing rally. Time to do what you like, maybe discuss a book, play some cards, Yahtzee or even work on a project. The choice is yours. This. Is. Camping.

We have 30 sites in these private group areas. Our group ramada has one solar light, tables and charcoal grill! We share the shower house with two hosts on the premises as well as any guests staying at another adjacent group area. There are two free dumps in the park. PLEASE COME FULL WITH WATER. The park has potable water but the Arizona State Parks often have water supply issues.

There are no assigned sites so we will file in as trailers arrive. IMPORTANT: Should you have a personal limitation and need to be closer to the bathhouse, please get in touch and let us know ahead of time.

***Should you need electric/water sites for personal necessity, campground areas “A” and “B” are available. You will need to register online through AZ Parks* and pre-pay your daily night fee based on current rates. Let us know which site you have reserved. * Catalina State Park Reservations

If you stay in reserved areas, check in with the 4CU hosts at the Group Area upon arrival. Thank you.




  • Arrival after noon.
  • Drink and eat and chat until dark.


  • Blue Finch Bakery goodies once again!
  • Bring your own morning beverage
  • Hike/bike, Nap, hangout, play, no particular order.
  • On-Site Kettle Corn vendor from 2-4pm.  First few batches are covered by registration fee.
  • BBQ dinner: We light the grill. You throw your own dinner on it.
  • Vegan, paleo, whole30, keto, gf, or full-on meat and potatoes. You make it. You decide.


  • Repeat
  • **Hike/bike, Nap, hangout, play, no particular order.
  • BBQ dinner: We light the grill. You throw your own dinner on it.
  • Vegan, paleo, whole30, keto, gf, or full-on meat and potatoes. You make it. You decide.
  • AMBER NORGAARD RETURNS!!! -- Making a reappearance after her stellar performances at our Patagonia rallies, we welcome Amber to sing and share her wonderful voice with us now at Catalina!  --


  • Noon departure.

Camping Cost:

YOU WILL PAY CATALINA STATE PARK UPON YOUR ARRIVAL AT THE RANGER STATION. Please tell them you are with the Four Corners group in Gila Monster and Flycatcher Areas

It is $20 per each night in the Group loop. Total for 3 nights: $60 at the gate.

Rally fee: $25 per person to be paid at time of registration.

See you soon!