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Bonita Canyon Campground is located in the stunning Chiricahua National Monument, known for its rock columns, hiking trails and bird watching opportunities. It is well shaded with great views of Bonita Creek, making it a peaceful and tranquil camping spot. Nearby attractions include a visitor center, historic sites, national memorials and forests, and nearby towns.


Bonita Canyon Campground is located in Chiricahua National Monument, known as the "Wonderland of Rocks". Visitors love Chiricahua for its stunning rock columns (hoodoos), hiking trails, and bird watching opportunities. Vehicles longer than 24 feet (RV or vehicle + trailer) are NOT permitted on the scenic drive beyond the campground. See campground regulations and map.  



Chiricahua National Monument offers 17 miles of day-use hiking trails. Birders frequent this site for the diversity of species that reside in or migrate through the area. Enjoy sweeping views of the surrounding valleys and mountain ranges which make for stunning photography opportunities at Massai Point, the end of the 8-mile, paved scenic drive. No back country camping is permitted in the park. Check the surounding the Coronado National Forest for those opportunities.


IMPORTANT: This historic campground is best suited for tents, camper vans, small RVs and trailers. Total maximum vehicle length for trailer or RV is 29 feet and only a few sites are that long. Confirm length of campsite is long enough for both your trailer and vehicle. Most sites are narrow and will not accommodate side by side parking. Some sites are difficult to back into due to sharp angles. Crossing the two creek bed dips can be difficult for longer vehicles. See campground map

  • Utility (electricity, water, sewer) hookups are not available. No dump stations, closest is Willcox, AZ.
  • An individual campsite will accommodate a maximum of 8 people, 2 vehicles, and 2 tents.
  • Site #8 is reserved for ADA access and has electric utility box to connect to for medical equipment use, only. 
  • Restroom has flush toilets and cold water sinks; no showers. Potable/drinking water faucets are provided; no filling of water tanks for trailers or RVs. 
  • All sites have a picnic table, raised grill, food storage box, and tent pad. Please bring your own firewood or charcoal. Use of raised portable fire pans is permitted.
  • Hanging of hammocks or any items from trees or other vegetation is not permitted.
  • Quiet hours are from 8 pm to 8 am with no generator use or other loud noises allowed during this time. 
  • There isn't any camping for people with horses or horse trailers within the park. See the local Coronado National Forest.

Natural Features

Set in a pine and oak forest, Bonita Canyon Campground provides an atmosphere of relaxation. Most campsites are well shaded and have views of Bonita Creek which is dry most of the year, 

Nearby Attractions

The park visitor center is open daily, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Mountain Standard Time. It is closed Thanksgiving Day and December 25. Inside you will find interactive exhibits about the cultural and natural history of the park, plus a Western National Parks Association store. Visitors may explore Faraway Ranch, originally the Erickson family pioneer homestead, converted into a 20th century guest ranch by the family daughters, and currently an historic site. For more information about the park, visit  

Fort Bowie National Historic Site, Coronado National Memorial, the Coronado National Forest, Portal/Cave Creek, Tombstone, Bisbee, and Willcox are local places visitors to Chiricahua also enjoy exploring.

Charges & Cancellations

The Group Tent Site is available to groups of 8-24 people. The minimum fee per night is $24 and the maximum fee per night is $72.
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