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PORTAL CCC HOUSE, AZ
part ofCoronado National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open year round. Season Dates
OverviewThe Portal CCC House is a five-room cabin located just west of Portal, Arizona. The fieldstone masonry cabin has been determined eligible for the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the few remaining structures from the 1930s-era Cave Creek CCC Camp. The CCC House was built to serve as the camp's garage; the large vehicle entries were later filled in and the structure was converted to housing for a telephone switchboard and its operator.
The Portal CCC House is located at the entrance to Cave Creek Canyon at an elevation of 5,000 feet. The canyon's soaring cliffs, with their caves and pinnacles, are often described as "Arizona's 'Secret' Grand Canyon." Cave Creek, a perennial stream, flows through the canyon nearby the house.
Cave Creek Canyon is located on the eastern slope of the Chiricahua Mountains in southeastern Arizona, about 2 1/2 hours from Tucson. Cave Creek Canyon is world-renowned for its dramatic rock formations and diverse wildlife. Birding is exceptional year-round, and particularly rewarding during the summer months. Hiking and rock-climbing are also popular activities.
The Portal CCC House is a five-room cabin, suitable for up to five people. The house has electricity and running water. The cabin has two bedrooms, one bathroom, and a large kitchen/dining area. The first bedroom has a bunk bed (twin over double); the second has a queen sized futon. A table with seating for four is located in the dining area, which also has a wood burning stove. The kitchen is equipped with a stove, oven, microwave, refrigerator, and coffee pot. Pots pans, utensils, and dishes are provided.
The Portal Bunkhouse is approximately one mile west of Portal, Arizona. Attractions in the area include Chiricahua National Monument, Fort Bowie National Historical Park, the historic Camp Rucker and Geronimo Surrender sites, and the International Border.
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Know Before You Go
Learn more about the Coronado National Forest at http://www.fs.usda.gov/coronado .
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Tucson, take I-10 east for 139 miles to Road Forks, NM. Turn right (south) on US 80 and drive 28 miles to Portal Road. Turn right (west) and drive 7 miles to Portal. Turn left on Forest Road 42 into Cave Creek Canyon; the Portal CCC House is approximately 0.9 miles on the right.
Mailing Address:PORTAL CCC HOUSE
1192 W. Saddle View Road
Douglas AZ 85607
Phone Number:Project Office: (520)364-3468