Looking for the perfect place to unwind, catch a breath and relax listening to birds and coyotes before the holiday rush? Catalina State Park’s adjacent group areas are the spot...with no electricity... anywhere. Sure 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 adjacent Ringtail and Gila Monster Group Areas are perfect for dry camping. There’s a shower/bathhouse right in the campsite so you may conserve your water if you prefer. 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, exploring the park roads is beautiful. This park is a favorite of ours as well as many other 4CU members offering great accessibility in northern Tucson.
So remember: this is a relaxing rally. Time to do what you like, maybe discuss a book, play some cards or even work on holiday project. The choice is yours. This. Is. Camping.
We have 40 sites in the adjacent loops. Our group shelter has solar lights, tables and a huge grill! We share the shower house with two hosts on the premises.
Online Sign ups are timed and noted to assure your spot. Check must be received within 2 weeks of your online registration to hold your spot in the Ringtail and Gila Monster Group Campgrounds.
- IMPORTANT: Sites are assigned according to trailer length one week before the rally.
- MORE IMPORTANT: Should you have a need for a particular site, a few ability challenged sites are available. Please, please get in touch and let us know.
Should you need access to electric/water or pull-through sites, you may choose to stay in campground areas “A” and “B”. You will need to register online through AZ Parks* and pre-pay your $30 per night fee. Please let us know which site you have reserved.
- https://azstateparks.com/ reserve/catalina/camping/
- PLEASE KNOW THAT DUE TO CURRENT COVID RESTRICTIONS, WE CANNOT GUARANTEE YOUR PARTICIATION IN RALLY ACTIVITIES TAKING PLACE IN THE RINGTAIL LOOP IF YOU STAY IN THESE ALTERNATIVE SITES. THIS IS AZ STATE PARK ENFORCED.