Portal Bunkhouse

Portal Bunkhouse

The Portal Bunkhouse location is in Douglas, Arizona
85607. 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 Portal Bunkhouse 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


The Portal Bunkhouse is a two-room cabin located one mile west of Portal, Arizona. Constructed in 1933 by the Civilian Conservation Corps, the Bunkhouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The structure is one of the finest remaining examples of river-cobble masonry construction from that era.


Cave Creek Canyon is located on the eastern slope of the Chiricahua Mountains in southeastern Arizona, about 2.5 hours from Tucson. It is world-renowned for its dramatic rock formations and diverse wildlife. Birding is exceptional year-round, and particularly rewarding during the summer months. Hiking and rock-climbing are also popular activities, and picnic areas dot the canyon for its many hikers.


The Portal Bunkhouse is a two-room cabin, suitable for up to four people. It has electricity, heater, and running water. The cabin has a bedroom with bathroom including a shower, sink, and toilet; and a kitchen with a dining area. The bedroom has a twin-over-double bunk bed and a single bed. A small dinette with seating for four is located in the kitchen, which is equipped with a stove, oven, microwave, refrigerator, and coffee pot. Pots, pans, utensils, and dishes are provided. Outside, guests will enjoy using the propane grill and picnic table for outdoor dining.

Although the cabin has amenities for comfortable lodging, guests will need to provide some of their own supplies, including food, sleeping bags or linens, pillows, towels, dish soap, matches, a first aid kit, toilet paper, and garbage bags. It is recommended that guests bring additional drinking water, and a flashlight in case of emergencies.

Natural Features

The Portal Bunkhouse is located at the entrance to Cave Creek Canyon at an elevation of 5,000 feet. The canyon’s soaring cliffs, with their caves and pinnacles, are often described as “Arizona’s ‘Secret’ Grand Canyon.” Cave Creek, a perennial stream, flows through the canyon nearby. The diverse wildlife that can be seen in the canyon include a stunning variety of bird species.

Nearby Attractions

The Portal Bunkhouse is located approximately 1 mile west of Portal, Arizona. Attractions in the area include Chiricahua National Monument, Fort Bowie National Historical Park, historic Camp Rucker, the Geronimo Surrender sites, and the International Border and the border community of Douglas, AZ.

Frequently Asked Questions About  Douglas, AZ

How do I make a reservation with Portal Bunkhouse?

To make reservations at Portal Bunkhouse, you can call the office at (520) 364-3468.

Where is Portal Bunkhouse located?

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

Does Portal Bunkhouse have tent or RV camping?

Portal Bunkhouse 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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