Camping in Arizona:
A Scenic Picture Tour

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Camping in Arizona is a year round activity. Pick a day, any day, and you'll find nice weather somewhere within the state. And lucky for you (and me) there are plenty of places to camp. Arizona abounds in campgrounds. Also, much of the state is public land, which is open to free camping. Beautiful forests, deserts, mountains, and canyons - as well as many lakes and rivers can be found within the state of Arizona. For the most part, the west is still wild in the Grand Canyon State!

I've explored Arizona from the Sonoran Desert lowlands to the high peaks above Flagstaff and still feel I haven't even scratched the surface of Arizona's scenic jewels. I have discovered a few gems though and I'd like to share them with you here.

You'll find several pictures of Arizona along with information on spectacular camping sites. And you'll find even more camping areas in my Free Arizona RV Parks campsite directory. Whether you prefer RV camping, tent camping, car camping, or backpacking you'll typically have several camping options at each location.

P.S. check back often, as I'll be adding several more exciting camping areas with camping tips, and many more pictures of Arizona scenery. And if you know of a camping area and would like to share it click here.

Oak Creek Canyon, SedonaOak Creek Canyon

Stunning must-see canyon scenery! North of Sedona

Limestone rock at Priest Draw, ArizonaPriest Draw

Unique overhanging rock formations. South of Flagstaff

A lone pine tree standing in the meadow east of Apache Maid MountainApache Maid Mountain

Beautiful ponderosa pine forest and meadows at 6,500 feet. Southeast of Sedona

The red rock of Red Tank DrawRed Tank Draw

Colorful red rock canyon with several petroglyphs. Southeast of Sedona 

Wet Beaver Creek in Wet Beaver Wilderness AreaWet Beaver Creek

Excellent spot for hiking, swimming, and fishing among red rock. Southeast of Sedona

Montezuma Well with cliff dwellings on the far sideMontezuma Well

Gigantic natural well and prehistoric site. North of Camp Verde 

West Clear Creek Wilderness Area and West Clear Creek, ArizonaWest Clear Creek Wilderness

Remote, rugged, and oh so beautiful red rock canyon. East of Camp Verde

Agua Fria River in Agua Fria National MonumentAgua Fria National Monument

Desert oasis with several prehistoric sites along the Agua Fria River. Between Phoenix and Camp Verde

Saddle Mountain with Brittlebush wildflowers in foreground, ArizonaSaddle Mountain

Splendid Sonoran Desert scenery away from the big city crowds. Southwest of Tonopah

Harquahala Peak solar observatory in ArizonaHarquahala Mountains

Tremendous views of the Sonoran Desert from the highest mountains around. West of Wickenburg

Woolsey Peak, Woolsey Peak Wilderness Area, ArizonaWoolsey Peak Wilderness Area

Wide open desert views where peace and solitude are easy to find. Northwest of Gila Bend

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