Parking is only allowed in designated parking spots. Please observe all rules distributed by rangers when entering the park. Use caution as flooding is possible.

RV and Tent Camping

Come enjoy our RV and tent camping sites!

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Overnight camping near Tucson is available at our 120 electric and water sites. Each campsite has a picnic table and BBQ grill. Roads and parking slips are paved. Campgrounds have modern flush restrooms with hot, clean showers, and RV dump stations are available in the park. There is no limit on the length of RVs at this park, but reservations are limited to 14 consecutive nights. Campgrounds are open all year. Wood burning is never allowed in the campground; fires can use charcoal, firelogs (such as Duraflame) or propane. To learn more about camping and recreation opportunities in your Arizona State Parks, see this comprehensive guide to camping in Arizona.

There is a $3.20 non-refundable reservation fee for each reserved site and a $15 per night fee for second vehicles at a campsite. The vehicle fee can be paid online or upon arrival at the park. The extra vehicle fee does not apply to vehicles towed behind a primary vehicle (RV) when the RV remains at the site and the towed vehicle is used for transportation.

Download a PDF of our Camping Flood Advisory warning HERE.

Easy Reservations

Campsite reservations are available online or by calling our camping experts at the Arizona State Parks Reservation Desk at 1-877-MY PARKS (697-2757). Our friendly reservations team is available seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MST. Feel free to leave a message when calling before or after hours and we'll return your call first thing the next day.

Online Camping Reservations

Check-in time is 2 p.m. Arriving earlier than 2 p.m. does not guarantee the sites’ availability. Check-out time is 12 noon on the scheduled departure date.

Campers arriving before 12 noon on the day of arrival will be charged the park entrance fee.


Camping at Catalina State Park

Campgrounds A and B have beautiful campsites that are all electric at $35 per night. 

Equestrian Center camping is available for $25/night, and from January 1-March 31, the Ringtail Campground is available for $25/night (non-electric).

Donate to Arizona State Parks

Arizona’s state park system does not receive General Fund monies that the state generates through taxes. As a self-sustaining agency, it is vital to receive public support for ongoing costs and upgrades to the park system you enjoy.

How will your donation be used?

  • Improvement projects like playgrounds, restrooms, and other infrastructure to improve park experiences
  • Repairs to existing buildings and structures within the parks, including historic structures.
  • Trail maintenance and construction
  • Organized clean-ups throughout Arizona
  • Park operational costs, including supplies and equipment to maintain the park.

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Catalina RV and Tent Camping

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