small, sheltered campground is tucked away just off the
Catalina Highway, along the rocky streambed that forms the
floor of upper Bear Canyon. Campsites are nestled under
a canopy of ponderosa pines, junipers and oaks. Some sites
are located right along Bear Creek among large rocks. The
Creek generally only flows during rainy periods or during
the Spring snowmelt.
Location: Northeast of Tucson at mile post 12 on the Catalina Highway.
Access: Take the Catalina Highway off Tanque Verde Road
in Tucson. Drive 4.2 miles to the Forest boundary and continue
12 miles to the campground on the right.
Season: All year
away in a canyon
Tables and fire grills
No drinking water
campground is not recommended for trailers or RVs.
No pack or saddle stock permitted in campground.
Trail #21 leads up Bear Canyon from General Hitchcock Campground.
Pets must be leashed at all times.
No garbage service. Please carry out everything that you
bring with you, and anything someone else may have been
thoughtless enough to leave.