Facility Information

Facilities available at Picacho Peak State Park

Visitor CenterVisitor Center

The Visitor Center has public restrooms, a gift shop, plus vending machines with energy drinks and snacks. The building is currently LEED Certified "Gold".

Park Store

The gift shop, inside the Visitor Center sells maps, bottled water, magnets, collectibles, hiking books, souvenirs, and more. There are also vending machines with energy drinks and snacks. Hours vary, but are typically 8am. to 5pm.

Picnic Areas/Shelters

Ramadas and other picnic areas with tables and barbecue grills are located throughout the park. Most picnic areas also offer shade roofs. Some are handicapped-accessible. Group reservations for day use are available.

Group Reservations: Day Use Areas

Reservations can be made up to one year in advance. Group Reservation: Day Use areas may also be used on a first come, first-served basis if not reserved by another group, ask about current availability at Visitor Center.

Cholla Ramada: Four picnic tables & grills, water source. Maximum of 40 people. Wheelchair accessible. Electric (lighting and 110 volt outlets). Close proximity to parking, restrooms, hiking trails, and playground. Use Fee $20.00 plus $5.00 nonrefundable reservation fee = $25.00 plus daily entrance fee.

Ocotillo Ramada: Four picnic tables & grills, water source. Maximum of 40 people. Wheelchair accessible. Electric (lighting and 110 volt outlets). Close proximity to parking, restrooms, hiking trails, and playground. Use Fee $20.00 plus $5.00 non-refundable reservation fee = $25.00 plus daily entrance fee.

Ironwood Ramada: Four picnic tables, group grill, fire ring & water source. Maximum capacity 40 people. Wheelchair accessible Electric (lighting and 110 volt outlets). Close proximity to parking, restrooms, hiking trails. Use Fee $20.00 plus $5.00 non-refundable reservation fee = $25.00 plus daily entrance fee.

Mesquite Ramada: Four picnic tables, grills. Maximum capacity 40 people. Not Wheelchair accessible. Electric (lighting and 110 volt outlets) & water source. Close proximity to parking, restrooms, hiking trails. Use Fee $20.00 plus $5.00 non-refundable reservation fee = $25.00 plus daily entrance fee.

Camping & RV Sites

Site reservations are available by calling the Reservation Center at 877-MY-PARKS. You can call 7 days a week, from 8 am to 5 pm MST. You may also reserve campsites online. 

Important Note: Entrance gate is closed nightly at 10 pm.

New: High-Speed WiFi internet access available at all campsites, provided by Airebeam. Additional fees required for access.

Picacho Peak State Park’s campground has a total of 85 electric sites for both tent and RV camping. Sites are suitable for RVs and/or tents. No more than 6 adults & 12 people total per site. No more than 4 vehicles per site. Only one motorhome/RV per site. 4 sites are handicapped-accessible. No water or sewer hookups are available. Access to all sites is paved. Sites are fairly level and are located in a natural Sonoran Desert setting. Both back-ins and pull-throughs are available. No maximum size limit (except no tractor trailers allowed). All sites offer a picnic table and barbeque/fire ring. Many sites also offer ramadas, and some of the sites are handicapped-accessible. Use of the dump station is included in the price for camping. Potable water is available at the dump station. Quiet hours are from 10 pm to 6 am. Generator use is not permitted. There are two modern, handicapped-accessible restroom and shower buildings available at no additional charge for campers.

Second Vehicle Fee: There will be a per night fee for second vehicles. The fee will be paid upon arrival at the park. The fee does not apply to vehicles towed behind a primary vehicle when the primary vehicle remains at the site and the towed vehicle is used for transportation.

Group Reservations: Camping

All group camping areas are available only by reservation. Group reservations can be made up to one year in advance. To make group reservations call the park directly.

Raven Group Area: Tents only with 10 people minimum and 6 units (vehicles) maximum. Three campsites with picnic tables and fire-rings. Walking distance to restroom/showers and water. Group fire-ring, small ramada. $15.00 Use Fee plus $5.00 non-refundable Reservation Fee = $20.00 plus camping fees.

Roadrunner Group Area: Tents only with 10 people minimum and 6 units (vehicles) maximum. Three campsites with picnic tables and fire-rings. Walking distance to restroom/showers and water. Group fire-ring, small ramada. $15.00 Use Fee plus $5.00 non-refundable Reservation Fee = $20.00 plus camping fees.

Quail Group Area:

  • Four, 4-table ramadas with group grill
  • Electrification to ramadas
  • Large group fire-ring
  • Eight scattered campsites with picnic tables & fire rings
  • Portable toilets & a water source
  • Access to campground's restroom/shower buildings
  • Set within all natural Sonoran Desert environment
  • Minimum of 15 units (vehicles) required for camping
  • $30.00 Use Fee plus $5.00 non-refundable Reservation Fee = $35.00 plus camping fees.

Jackrabbit Group Area:

  • Group Area is divided into two reservable sections, EAST & WEST
  • Large group fire-ring with group grill per section
  • Large group ramada per section
  • Scattered campsites with picnic tables & fire rings per section
  • Portable toilets per section
  • Access to campground's restroom/shower buildings
  • Set within all natural Sonoran Desert environment
  • Minimum of 7 units (vehicles) required for camping, maximum 14 units per section
  • 15 units minimum for exclusive use of the entire area
  • $25.00 Use Fee plus $5.00 non-refundable Reservation Fee = $30.00 plus camping fees.

Dump Station

Located at the entrance to the campground. Use of dump station and potable water source is included in the price for camping. $15 fee required for non-campers.

Showers

Two modern, accessible restroom buildings (one is subject to seasonal closures) with hot showers.

Restrooms

Restrooms are located at the Park Visitor Center, plus the Hunter and Calloway trailheads and in the campground. Campground restrooms are handicapped-accessible. Portable toilets are available at Sunset Vista Day Use area.

Park Rules

  • The park is closed from 10 pm to 5 am.
  • Trails closed from sunset to sunrise.
  • Littering is unlawful.
  • Damaging or removing the natural rocks, vegetation, native wood, or public property is prohibited.
  • For your own safety, stay on designated trails.
  • Drive and park only on designated paved surfaces. DO NOT pull off on side of road. 
  • Obey posted speed limits and all other signs.
  • Keep pets on a leash. Clean up after your pet.
  • Camping in designated areas only.
  • Quiet hours are observed 10 pm to 6 am.
  • Check out time for campers is 12 Noon.

Agency Rules & Regulations