Gilbert Ray Campground, Tucson AZ
8451 West McCain Loop Road
Tucson, AZ 85735
No Reservations - First come
7 day limit
Self-pay April - December
RATES: $20 for RV site
$10 for tent site
NOTE: Cash or check only. No credit card accepted.
CHECK IN/OUT: Check in at 4 pm/Check out at 11 am
ACCESS: dawn - dusk
MAPS: At Entry Gate
5 designated for tent only
PULL THRUS: Yes
PICNIC SHELTERS: No
SITE SURFACE: Packed gravel
HOOK-UPS: 30 Amp elec and water stations
BATH: No. Flush toilet only
DUMP STATION: Yes
SHADE TREES: Yes
BOAT RAMP: No
FEATURES: Very quiet with beautiful sunsets
PET FRIENDLY: Yes
Old Tucson Studios
Sonora Desert Museum
Saguara National Park
Gilbert Ray Campground is managed by Pima County and located on the west side of the Tucson Mountains. The registration building is staffed January through March only and has a self-pay station for the rest of the year.
We camped here in March 2018 for one night when visiting a high school friend in Tucson. We enjoyed hiking and seeing the amazing Sonora Desert Museum. It is a quiet campground in the desert with beautiful sunsets. We would love to return and take advantage of all the hikes available.
DIRECTIONS from I-10 east of Tucson:
I-10 west to I-19 south.
Exit at Ajo Way (exit #99) tun right.
Go west to Kinney Road approximately 5 miles and turn right.
Follow Kinney road to McCain Loop and turn left.
The campground entrance is on the left.