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.
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.
- 11th July 2014 As of Friday, July 11, 2014 the fire restrictions will be lifted. Campfires, charcoal and wood grills will be allowed. As always please practice good fire safety. Metal fire rings and grills should be used where available, wood should fit within the fire pit and not hang over the edges or be teepeed in the ring. NEVER leave a fire unattended and be sure it is completely out and cold to the touch before leaving it. Avoid a fire on windy days if possible. Do not throw cigarette butts on the ground. Do not park over dead grass. Fireworks are never allowed on federal lands. We were very pleased with the public's understanding of the fire restrictions this year. Firewood will be for sale from the camp hosts or at the lake store. It is dry and of the correct length. We hope the rest of the camping season will be enjoyable for you.