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Idlewilde Campground

Statistics Elevation
5000'
Season
May-Oct
Days Limit
14
Fee
Yes
Units
10
Trailer Limit
16'
GPS Location
 
Access
Paved/Riverbed
 
Amenities Potable Water
No
Waste Disposal
No
Restrooms
Toilet
Showers
No
Reservations
No
Store Nearby
?
Campsite Grills
Yes
Campsite Tables
Yes
Fire Rings
Yes
Utility Hookups
No
Information
520-364-3468
Firewood
Bring With
Fishing Supplies
-
Laundry
-
Gas & Propane
-
ATV Use
-
Visitor Center
Yes
 
 
Fish Species Rainbow Trout
-
Cutthroat Trout
-
Brook Trout
-
Brown Trout
-
Apache Trout
-
Crappie
-
Yellow Bass
-
Flathead Catfish
-
Tilapia
-
Yellow Perch
-
Carp
-
Redear Sunfish
-
Bluegill
-
Green Sunfish
-
Walleye
-
Northern Pike
-
Channel Catfish
-
Sunfish
-
Smallmouth Bass
-
Largemouth Bass
-
Striped Bass
-
White Bass
-
Arctic Grayling
-
Bullhead
-
Fly and Lure Only
-
Acreage
-
Body of Water Depth
-
Catch and Release Areas
-
Boats Allowed
-
Motor Limit
-
Boat Rentals
-

 

Idlewild Campground is the first campground you encounter as you enter Cave Creek Canyon from the east. To get to these 10 streamside sites shaded by Arizona cypress trees, you’ll have to ford Cave Creek, so be mindful of local weather conditions.

Cave Creek Canyon is well known for its spectacular scenery and excellent birding. In addition, a short distance downstream, you’ll find the trailhead for the Silver Peak Trail, which climbs over 3000 feet in just 4.6 miles.

Idlewild Campground is also just a short distance from the Cave Creek Visitor Information Center, which offers interpretive information, as well as books, brochures, and pamphlets to make your visit more informed.

Sites at Idlewild are best suited for camping in tents, vans, or pickup truck campers. Trailers up to 16 feet are permitted, however.

Location: 150 miles east of Tucson, 2 miles southwest of Portal, 54 miles northeast of Douglas.

Access:

From Tucson, take I-10 east 139 miles to US 80 (you will cross the New Mexico border to get to this intersection). Turn right (south) and drive 28 miles, then turn right (west) on the road to Portal, 7 miles.
From Douglas, take US 80 east approximately 50 miles to Rodeo, NM. Two miles past Rodeo, turn left (west) on Portal Road. From Portal drive west on Forest Road 42, approximately 2 miles to Idlewild Campground. All roads are paved and suitable for passenger vehicles.

Elevation: 5,000'


Season: Closed during winter season, usually November through April.

Attractions:

Scenic canyon setting
Forested sites
Nearby stream
Bird/wildlife watching
Nearby Forest trails
Close to Cave Creek Visitor Information Centerils
Facilities:

10 individual sites
Tables and fire grills
Toilet
Notes:

No drinking water. It's always a good idea to bring drinking water with you on your camping trip.
No hook-ups. Trailers limited to 16 feet.
Pack and saddle stock are not permitted in campground.
Stay limit is 14 days.

 

 

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