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Summary

Peppersauce Campground is a year-round facility located 8 miles from the town of Oracle at the foot of Mt. Lemmon in Arizona. It is a popular area for off-road vehicle enthusiasts, hikers and families, with a host of recreation opportunities such as hiking and caving, reservable group camping, individual campsites, and scenic natural features such as Arizona sycamore and walnut trees. Attractions nearby include Biosphere 2, Saguaro National Park, and Colossal Cave.

Overview

With its picturesque vegetation and dramatic setting at the foot of 9,157' Mt. Lemmon in southeastern Arizona, Peppersauce Campground is an outstanding area for enjoying an afternoon picnic or a weekend campout. This year-round facility is a popular stop among off-road vehicle enthusiasts and families. Hunting, hiking and scenic driving opportunities are nearby. It is located 8 miles from the town of Oracle.

Recreation

The Santa Catalina Mountains are known for their exceptional hiking. Hikers can find access to the Arizona Trail, which runs from Mexico to Utah, about 5 miles from the campground along Forest Road 38. Off-road vehicle trails are also available in the area.

A few nearby caves afford visitors the opportunity for caving and spelunking.

Facilities

Peppersauce Campground has one reservable group camping area for up to 35 people at a time. The facility is equipped with vault toilets, several tables and benches, a grill, campfire rings and lantern posts. The parking area can hold up to 10 vehicles. First-come, first-served individual campsites are also available.

A campground host is available on-site for visitor assistance.

Natural Features

Campsites at Peppersauce are spread throughout a creekside oasis of enormous Arizona sycamore and walnut trees that provide shade in summer and color in autumn. The campground sits at an elevation of 4,700 feet alongside Peppersauce Creek. The creek is normally dry except during heavy rains or the area's summer monsoon season. Campers should be aware that the creek is prone to flash flooding during rain events.

Nearby Attractions

Visitors can explore several historic, cultural and natural attractions within a day trip, including the University of Arizona's Biosphere 2, the city of Tucson, Saguaro National Park, Sabino Canyon and Colossal Cave.
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