Bonita Canyon Campground is located in Chiricahua National Monument, known as the "Wonderland of Rocks". Visitors love Chiricahua for its stunning rock columns (hoodoos), hiking trails, and bird watching opportunities. Vehicles longer than 24 feet (RV or vehicle + trailer) are NOT permitted on the scenic drive beyond the campground. See campground regulations and map.
IMPORTANT: This historic campground is best suited for tents, camper vans, small RVs and trailers. Total maximum vehicle length for trailer or RV is 29 feet and only a few sites are that long. Confirm length of campsite is long enough for both your trailer and vehicle. Most sites are narrow and will not accommodate side by side parking. Some sites are difficult to back into due to sharp angles. Crossing the two creek bed dips can be difficult for longer vehicles. See campground map.
Maximum RV/motorhome or trailer length in the campground is 29 feet, actual measurements. Vehicles 24 feet and longer (RVs or vehicle + trailer) are not permitted on the scenic drive beyond the campground.
Bears, skunks, and other wildlife frequent the area. Food storage regulations are enforced. Keep a clean campsite for the safety of you, other campers, and all wildlife.
Any site not reserved is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
There is no food, ice, or gas available in the park. The closest town is Willcox, AZ, 37 miles (59 km) from the park.
The park allows fires only in designated grills. Ground fires are not permitted.
Visit the park's official website at www.nps.gov/chir for more information or check our Facebook page .
Set in a pine and oak forest, Bonita Canyon Campground provides an atmosphere of relaxation. Most campsites are well shaded and have views of Bonita Creek which is dry most of the year,
The park visitor center is open daily, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Mountain Standard Time. It is closed Thanksgiving Day and December 25. Inside you will find interactive exhibits about the cultural and natural history of the park, plus a Western National Parks Association store. Visitors may explore Faraway Ranch, originally the Erickson family pioneer homestead, converted into a 20th century guest ranch by the family daughters, and currently an historic site. For more information about the park, visit www.nps.gov/chir.
Fort Bowie National Historic Site, Coronado National Memorial, the Coronado National Forest, Portal/Cave Creek, Tombstone, Bisbee, and Willcox are local places visitors to Chiricahua also enjoy exploring.
Chiricahua National Monument offers 17 miles of day-use hiking trails. Birders frequent this site for the diversity of species that reside in or migrate through the area. Enjoy sweeping views of the surrounding valleys and mountain ranges which make for stunning photography opportunities at Massai Point, the end of the 8-mile, paved scenic drive. No back country camping is permitted in the park. Check the surounding the Coronado National Forest for those opportunities.
The Group Tent Site is available to groups of 8-24 people. The minimum fee per night is $24 and the maximum fee per night is $72.
12856 E Rhyolite Creek Rd Willcox AZ 85643
For campground inquiries, please call: 520-824-3560
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Chiricahua National Monument is 45 minutes southeast of Willcox and 2 hours southeast of Tucson, AZ. From I-10 east 1. Take exit 336 toward Willcox for 4 miles. 2. Turn left onto Arizona 186 E (E Maley Street) for 31 miles. 3. Turn left onto Arizona 181 E for 4 miles. 4. Veer left onto E Bonita Canyon Road and into Chiricahua National Monument. The campground is 2.5 miles ahead on your left. From I-10 west 1. Take exit 344 toward Willcox. 2. Continue on N Haskell Ave for 5 miles. 3. Turn right onto Arizona 186 E (E Maley Street) for 31 miles. 3. Turn left onto Arizona 181 E for 4 miles. 4. Veer left onto E Bonita Canyon Road and into Chiricahua National Monument. The campground is 2.5 miles ahead on your left.