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Gilbert Ray Campground | Tucson, Arizona | Mountain Matron

Posted on February 25, 2016 at 8:55 PM

Gilbert Ray Campground | Tucson, Arizona 

A little unknown fact… Tucson, Arizona, is quite the unique town with significant history, indispensable outdoor adventure, and surrounded with backcountry trails for experienced backpackers. Tucson also holds key to winter snow skiing.

After hiking the trails of the Saguaro National Park, backpacking the Tucson Mountains, and visiting the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum you may need another spot to sleep.

Gilbert Ray Campground

8451 West McCain Loop, Tucson, Arizona 85735

130 RV-sites with individual 30-amp electrical hook-ups

5 sites TENT ONLY

  • First-come, first-served basis
  • 7-day Limit
  • $10 Nightly - Tent
  • $20 nightly – RV
  • Cash or Check ONLY
  • Flushing Restrooms
  • Dump Station
  • NO Showers


NOTE: Tent users can use RV sites, but are asked NOT to use electrical outlets.

HISTORIC FACT: Cotton, one of Arizona's 5 C's largely contributory for the state's founding economic uprising in early 1910s. A critical crop of Arizona during World War I. Originally anticipating the growth of "Pima Cotton", a Long Staple Cotton for the purpose of industrial fabrics for aviation. Resulting in Arizona becoming part of a national industry in heavy manufacturing including the production of tires. In fact the town named, Goodyear, was founded by, Goodyear Tire Co. in 1917. Existing farms today still supply approximately 600,000 bales a year creating a state economy of $362 million. (Watch for cotton fields as you enter Marana, and drive towards Saguaro National Park and the campground.)

Disclosure: As with any outdoor activity you need to plan properly and adhere to all National, State and City ordinances. We only offer an insight to our own experiences and do not take any responsibility for you or any persons accompanying you on this or any outdoor recreation activities listed on this website or any other Mountain Matron Social Outlets.

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