Lower Twilight Group Site

Lower Twilight Group Site

The Lower Twilight Group Site location is in Safford, Arizona
85546. 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 Lower Twilight Group Site facility, or if you need to reserve a campsite, then call the campground listed below.

711 14Th Ave., Ste D


Phone number


Campground information Safford, Arizona


Lower Twilight Group Site offers groups a secluded camping escape from the summer desert heat. The scenic mountain setting is a great base for hiking, wildlife viewing and picnicking. The facility sits along the Swift Trail in southeastern Arizona, adjacent to Upper Twilight Group Site.


The campground lies along the Swift Trail Scenic Drive, which takes visitors from the Sonoran Desert at 2,900 feet to alpine meadows and forest on the 9,000+ foot ridges of the Pinaleño Range. Because of its diverse habitat, the area is well-known for birding and wildlife watching. 

The Swift Trail provides access to a number of hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking trails, along with several other campgrounds that invite you for an afternoon picnic. A trip up to Riggs Lake, stocked with trout by Arizona Game & Fish, or to the Columbine Visitors Center could make a worth-while day trip as well. 


Lower Twilight can accommodate a single group of up to 50 people for camping. Parking is available for up to six vehicles. Amenities include picnic tables, campfire rings with grills, and bear-proof food lockers and trash cans. Vault toilets are located at Upper Twilight Group Site, a short walk away. Dead-and-down firewood may be collected in and around the campsite. 

Natural Features

At an elevation of 7,400 feet, the campground lies beneath a nice canopy of ponderosa pine trees in the scenic Pinaleño Mountains in Coronado National Forest. Temperatures are very pleasant in summer compared to the heat of surrounding lowers deserts. 

The Coronado National Forest covers 1.78 million acres of southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico. Elevations range from 3,000 to 10,720 feet in 12 widely scattered mountain ranges, or “sky islands,” that rise dramatically from the desert floor, supporting biologically diverse plant communities.

Nearby Attractions

The Mount Graham Wilderness Study Area, which includes the 10,720-foot Mount Graham, the tallest mountain in southern Arizona. Columbine Visitors Center, Riggs Lake, and a variety of trails can be accessed along the Swift Trail Scenic Drive. 

The town of Safford is approximately a 45 minute drive from the Twilight campground, heading north on SR 191. Safford is home to our Ranger Station, where you can go to find information about trails, camping, hunting and fishing, and other questions you may have about our district (open Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm).

Charges & Cancellations

Please review the Rules & Reservations Policies page on recreation.gov

Frequently Asked Questions About 711 14Th Ave., Ste D Safford, AZ

How do I make a reservation with Lower Twilight Group Site?

To make reservations at Lower Twilight Group Site, you can call the office at 928-428-4150.

This site has a $25 per night fee and a $5 per vehicle per night fee. Your check-out through recreation.gov will only include the Nightly/Daily rate. You must pay the per vehicle fee by cash or check upon arrival at the designated Fee Station.

Where is Lower Twilight Group Site located?

The Lower Twilight Group Site is located at 711 14Th Ave., Ste D in Safford,
. This is the location you will need to go to for camping and information.

Does Lower Twilight Group Site have tent or RV camping?

Lower Twilight Group Site offers both tent and RV camping, but to confirm you will need to call the office at 928-428-4150 to make sure things haven’t changed.

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