Half Moon Ranch

Half Moon Ranch

The Half Moon Ranch location is in Douglas, Arizona
85625. This page provides detailed contact information for this campground location including the campground phone number, office hours, reservation information and driving directions.

If you have any questions about the Half Moon Ranch facility, or if you need to reserve a campsite, then call the campground listed below.


Douglas Ranger District

Phone number
(520) 364-3468


Campground information Douglas, Arizona


Half Moon Ranch is a ranch style house located in East Cochise Stronghold in the Dragoon Mountains of the Coronado National Forest, approximately 1-1/2 hours east of Tucson. The house is situated in a dramatic canyon that provides excellent rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding opportunities.


The area around Half Moon ranch has long been considered a bouldering and rock climbing paradise, boasting backcountry and protected routes ranging from one to seven pitches in length, and from 5.6 to 5.12 in difficulty. Most approaches are 30-60 minutes in length, although there are a number of known areas that are easily accessible from the roads. In addition, the nearby Cochise Stronghold Campground has interpretive tales for both natural and cultural resources and history.


Half Moon Ranch is a seven-room ranch style house, suitable for groups of up to 10 people. The house has two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a living room, a dining room and a kitchen. The master bedroom has a queen-size bed; the second bedroom has a twin-over-double bunk bed and a single bed. The living room contains two double futons and a wood stove (firewood is provided). The dining room has a table and chairs that seats six.

A small dinette set with seating for four is located in the kitchen. The kitchen is equipped with a stove, oven, microwave and refrigerator, pots, pans, utensils, dishes, coffeepot. The house has electricity and running water. Outside, guests will enjoy using the propane grill and picnic table for outdoor cooking and dining.

Although the cabin has amenities for comfortable lodging, guests do need to provide some of their own supplies, including food, sleeping bags, linens, pillows, towels, dish soap, matches, a first aid kit, toilet paper and garbage bags. Although electricity is available, it is recommended that guests bring an additional light source in case of emergencies.

A barn and corrals are located to the east of the main house. There is a covered storage area for hay.. Up to six horses/mules are permitted in the corrals, and feed for the horses must be certified weed-free.

Natural Features

Half Moon Ranch is surrounded by the rugged beauty of the Dragoon Mountains and Cochise Stronghold. At an elevation of 5,000 feet, the sparsely wooded area is a protective rampart of granite spires, sheer cliffs, and balanced rocks and boulders which were once the refuge of the Apache Chief, Cochise. The ranch house lies in a mountain range or “sky island” in the Coronado National Forest, rising dramatically from the desert floor and supporting abundant and biologically diverse plant and animal communities.

Nearby Attractions

The Half Moon Ranch is located approximately 9 miles west of Sunsites, Arizona. Attractions in the area include the Chiricahua National Monument, Fort Bowie National Historic Site, the Amerind Foundation, the ghost towns of Gleeson, Dos Cabezas, and Courtland, and the Willcox Playa.

Frequently Asked Questions About  Douglas, AZ

How do I make a reservation with Half Moon Ranch?

To make reservations at Half Moon Ranch, you can call the office at (520) 364-3468.

Where is Half Moon Ranch located?

The Half Moon Ranch is located at Douglas Ranger District in Douglas,
. This is the location you will need to go to for camping and information.

Does Half Moon Ranch have tent or RV camping?

Half Moon Ranch offers both tent and RV camping, but to confirm you will need to call the office at (520) 364-3468 to make sure things haven’t changed.

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