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Camp Rucker Group Campground

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Fish Species Rainbow Trout
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Camp Rucker was designed mostly for use by groups. However, if the area has not been reserved by a group, individuals are permitted to camp. (Reservations are posted on the sign near the campground parking area.)

Camp Rucker is located in a grassy area with plenty of open space between the oaks, junipers and Arizona walnuts that provide welcome shade on a summer day. A short distance from the camp, Rucker Creek usually runs year-round. Above the trees that surround the campground, Monte Vista Peak and a number of minor peaks and foothills provide a scenic backdrop.

Camp Rucker is located on the Rucker/Tex Canyon scenic drive. Other recreation opportunities in the area include the historic Rucker Military Camp and Ranch, which is left over from the days when the U.S. Cavalry and the Chiricahua Apaches were at war throughout this region. Many of the buildings within that outpost are still standing, and interpretive signs spread among them give Forest visitors a glimpse into their history. Farther up Forest Road 74E, a number of trails branch off from the road into the Chiricahua Wilderness.

Location: 32 miles north of Douglas.

Access: From Douglas, take Leslie Canyon Road north to Rucker Canyon. Stay on the main road, which will become Forest Road 74.

From Tucson, take I-10 east 72 miles to US 191. Turn right (south) and drive 37 miles to the turnoff to Rucker Lake. Turn left (east) and drive 17 miles to the Forest boundary. Continue on FR 74 to FR 74E.
Turn left (north) on FR 74E and left again to the Camp Rucker Group Area.

These roads are rough and dusty and may be muddy and slick when wet. There is a flash flood danger at water crossings following summer and winter storms.

Elevation: 5,600'

Season: Year-round.

Attractions: Facilities:
Open area with good views 12 picnic tables and fire grills
Nearby stream group use
Historic site nearby Drinking water (seasonal, April-November)
  Toilets

 

 

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