Spencer Campground
Spencer Campground

Spencer Campground

Spencer Campground is open with restrictions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19; please note a few listed below:

No social gatherings in groups more than 8. 

Practice appropriate social distancing by maintaining 6 feet from other visitors.

Practice good hygiene (avoid touching face, wash hands regularly or use hand sanitizer, sneeze or cough into a tissue or the inside of your elbow, disinfect used items and surfaces).

Please stay home if you are exhibiting any symptoms.

For inquiries, please call (520)-576-9198. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

The USFS has issued a Stage II Fire Resitriction in Arizona until further notice. Propane & butane devices with a shut off switch are permitted. 

  • This mountain campground is located at the head of a shallow, forested canyon a short distance off the Catalina Highway. Spencer Canyon faces the city of Tucson and the Santa Cruz Valley, both of which are visible as a distant panorama through openings in the forest canopy.


    • Bird Watching Bird Watching
    • Hiking/Trekking Hiking/Trekking
    • Wildlife Watching Wildlife Watching


    Campground (66 total sites)

    The campground offers different tent camping sites from walk-in to mountain-top settings. A network of trails surround the campground, where you can look for many types of wildlife and birds, as well as take in the scenic views. There are picnic tables and fire pits/grills at each site and central toilets and drinking water throughout the campground.

    Please note: parking spaces are limited at the campgrounds on Mt. Lemmon. Upon reservation, visitors are provided the maximum number of parking spaces allotted.