Kentucky Camp Cabin Santa Rita Mountains

Kentucky Camp Cabin Santa Rita Mountains

The Kentucky Camp Cabin And Headquarters Building location is in Nogales, Arizona
85621. 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 Kentucky Camp Cabin And Headquarters Building facility, or if you need to reserve a campsite, then call the campground listed below.


Nogales Ranger District

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Campground information Nogales, Arizona


Kentucky Camp Cabin and Headquarters is located in the Santa Rita Mountains near Sonoita, Arizona in the Coronado National Forest. The five adobe buildings originally served as headquarters for the Santa Rita Water and Mining Company from 1902 to 1906. The facility also served as a cattle ranch from the 1920s through the 1960s. The Forest Service acquired the land in 1989 and it has since become an ideal location for guests seeking a unique lodging experience, rich in mining and ranching history.

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The area has popular hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding trails which range from gentle walking paths, to steep, strenuous trails leading to the top of 9,453-foot Mt. Wrightson and other nearby peaks. The Arizona Trail runs through Kentucky Camp. Two-track and dirt roads are available for off-highway vehicle travel around Kentucky Camp; however, off-highway vehicles may not be ridden within the site’s boundaries.

Birders congregate in southeastern Arizona as it is touted as one of the country’s most revered birding areas. With fifteen species of hummingbirds, 36 species of wood warblers, and over 256 documented bird species, the area is a birder’s paradise.


This facility consists of a cabin and headquarters building. The cabin can accommodate up to five people, and is equipped with two twin beds, a twin bunkbed and a full-sized futon. The kitchen has basic amenities including a small refrigerator, microwave, hot plate, coffee pot, dishes, utensils, cookware, and a table and chairs. The cabin has propane heat. Outside, there is a grill and picnic table for outdoor dining. A vault toilet, stall for solar showers, and an outdoor sink are located on site. The cabin has electricity, but no indoor running water. Guests must bring their own food, sleeping bags, linens, towels, dish soap, matches, a first aid kit, toilet paper and garbage bags.

Natural Features

Spanning four life zones and several ecosystems between the Sonoran desert and the “Sky Island” mountain peaks, the area surrounding the camp and cabin supports abundant and biologically diverse plant and animal communities.

Mountain peaks, high desert grasslands, and seasonal streams provide diverse habitat for the area’s abundant wildlife. White-tailed and mule deer, rabbits, wild turkeys, and squirrels are commonly seen, along with numerous bird species. While black bear, Coati, foxes, ring-tailed cats, bobcats and mountain lions are more elusive.

Nearby Attractions

Numerous attractions are available nearby in Madera Canyon. Attractions within a one-hour drive include the Mining Museum, Titan Missile Museum, Whipple Observatory, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, San Xavier Mission, the Amerind Foundation, and Tumacacori National Historical Park.

Frequently Asked Questions About  Nogales, AZ

How do I make a reservation with Kentucky Camp Cabin And Headquarters Building?

To make reservations at Kentucky Camp Cabin And Headquarters Building, you can call the office at 520-281-2296.

Where is Kentucky Camp Cabin And Headquarters Building located?

The Kentucky Camp Cabin And Headquarters Building is located at Nogales Ranger District in Nogales,
. This is the location you will need to go to for camping and information.

Does Kentucky Camp Cabin And Headquarters Building have tent or RV camping?

Kentucky Camp Cabin And Headquarters Building offers both tent and RV camping, but to confirm you will need to call the office at 520-281-2296 to make sure things haven’t changed.

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