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Mount Lemmon Campout

  • 07/07/2023
  • 1:00 PM
  • 07/09/2023
  • 11:00 AM
  • 12192 E Whitetail Rd, Tucson, AZ 85739
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  • 1 member sharing group campsite
  • 1 nonmember sharing group campsite

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Leave behind the heat of the summer and join your Desert Adventures friends on Mount Lemmon where it is cool!

Whitetail Campground sits high on the slopes of the Santa Catalina Mountains at an elevation of 8,000 feet. Because of its elevation, it can be much cooler than the lower-elevation campgrounds in the area. The campsites are spacious and spread out among stands of big ponderosa pines.

All five group areas have picnic shelters that can accommodate between 40 to 90 people each and come equipped with drinking water, electricity (small appliances only), trash collection and vault toilets.

Hiking and sightseeing are popular activities. The surrounding national forest boasts a variety of trails, including some on the 9,157-foot Mt. Lemmon, for those who wish to venture away from the campground for the day.

The University of Arizona runs an observatory just up the road, and visitors can also drive a few minutes to the small town of Summerhaven, which offers amenities and attractions on Mt. Lemmon's summit. —Recreation.gov | Whitetail Campground

Eat your meals in a communal gathering under the ramada or coordinate with friends and make it a potluck.

Be prepared for all weather conditions, as the climate on this "sky island" 8,000 feet above sea level is vastly different from that of Tucson— a great escape from the heat! It may rain, but if it does, we can stay warm and dry in the ramada around a propane fire ring. Parking is limited to eight spaces. Carpooling is recommended.

Join Desert Adventures and save $10.00 on this campout with additional savings all year. The cost to join Desert Adventures is just $25.00.

Your trip leaders are Andy & Daniel. You will receive their contact information after you register. If you have any questions before you register, email us.

Desert Adventures is a 501(c)(7) non-profit organization. PO Box 2008, Phoenix AZ 85001 • ‪480-630-9202‬ • da411@desertadventures.org
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