Open Year-round
Reservations possible?
RV Hookups
Potable water
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Bonita Canyon Campground is the only camping and lodging option located inside Chiricahua National Monument. 

The campground maintains a basic feel, with 25 sites lying along two small loop roads in the park's lower elevation forest. Each site contains a picnic bench, food locker and fire pit, along with a flat spot for setting up a tent.

Water spigots and a central flush bathroom building are set in the campground, however there are no showers and no RV hook ups of any kind. 

While Bonita Canyon has seen flooding in the past - and some of the campground structures will show this - for the most part the creek remains calm and quiet, providing a good spot to dip your feet if visiting in the summer Arizona heat, while also drawing some of the local wildlife. Park trails along the creek have a trailhead at one end of the campground. 

Set at an elevation of over 5000', the campground stays cooler than the desert floor, however may see rain and snow during the winter season.

A group campsite is available at site 26.

As the only lodging option inside the national monument, as well as one of the only lodging options in the entire area, Bonita Canyon Campground will often reach capacity during the summer months. It is strongly suggested that visitors make a reservation well before their visit.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)



Occasionally full

Parking Pass

Camping fee

Price per night (basic site)

20.00 $ (16.79 €)


Easy access to park hiking trails.


Often full. No showers.

Pets allowed

Not Allowed

Managed by

National Parks


ADA accessible
Big vistas
Flushing toilets
Family friendly
Picnic tables
Near lake or river
Potable water



Total number of sites


Lodging type

Lighthouse residence

Maximum trailer length

25.00 ft (7.62 m)


Nearby Adventures

Pinaleno + Chiricahua Mountains Area, Arizona


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