Located on Mt. Lemmon just northeast of Tucson, Arizona, these campgrounds and lakefront day use areas are a great way to escape the summer heat.

Campground Information

Rose Canyon Lake
Showers Point Group Camp



  • 14th April 2015 Spencer Canyon Campground will open this Friday, April 17th. All sites are first come first served. Firewood will be available to the campers for $6 a bundle.

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  • 3rd March 2015 We are planning on opening Rose Canyon Campground on Friday, April 3rd at 8am instead of on April 10th. This is a week earlier than originally planned. This means Rose will be open for Easter weekend!
    Please do not plan on the gate being open before 8am. If the mountain gets a lot of snow and the drive into the campground is impassable, the park will not open until April 10th. Showers Point, and Whitetail will not open until April 10th. Spencer will open later in April.
  • 5th February 2015 Reservations can now be made at www.recreation.gov for sites at Rose Canyon Campground. Remember you must make reservations online and not by calling the campground.
  • 20th January 2015 Rose Canyon will have about 30 new reservation sites this year. At this time they are not available on the website. Please keep checking the reservation website www . recreation.gov and search for Rose Canyon in the Coronado National Forest. There are other Rose Canyon campgrounds so be sure to pick the one in the Coronado National Forest. The website should give all the information you need to make reservations. Reservations need to be made online. They can not be made by calling the campgrounds. As soon as reservations can be made it will be posted on this site.
    Opening date for Rose Canyon, Showers Point, and Whitetail campgrounds is April 10th.
    Spencer campground will open late April. Check here later for the exact date.
  • 3rd October 2014 Our campgrounds, Rose Canyon, Showers Point, Whitetail and Spencer, will close for the season on Sunday October 26 at 11am. Please be out of the campgrounds BY 11am. We are looking forward to the campgrounds opening in the spring around the second week in April 2015. As time grows nearer we will post more specific opening dates for the parks. We hope all of you enjoyed this season of camping and day use and we wish you a safe and wonderful winter.