Portal Ccc House

Portal Ccc House

The Portal Ccc House 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 Ccc House 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 CCC House is a five-room cabin located just west of Portal, Arizona. The fieldstone masonry cabin has been determined eligible for the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the few remaining structures from the 1930s-era Cave Creek Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) Camp. The CCC House was built to serve as the camp’s garage; the large vehicle entries were later filled in and the structure was converted to housing for a telephone switchboard and its operator. While the historic appearance has been maintained on the exterior, the interior was remodeled to provide modern amenities for visitors.


Cave Creek Canyon is located on the eastern slope of the Chiricahua Mountains in southeastern Arizona, about 2 1/2 hours from Tucson. Cave Creek Canyon 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 the canyon has numerous picnic areas along Cave Creek for hikers.


The Portal CCC House is a five-room cabin, suitable for up to five people. It has electricity and running water. The cabin has two bedrooms, one bathroom, and a large kitchen/dining area. The first bedroom has a twin-over-double bunk bed; the second has a queen-sized futon. A table with seating for four is located in the dining area, which also has a wood burning stove (firewood is provided). The kitchen 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 furniture 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 flashlight in case of emergencies.

Natural Features

The Portal CCC House 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 nearby.

Nearby Attractions

The Portal CCC House is located approximately one 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, Arizona.

Frequently Asked Questions About  Douglas, AZ

How do I make a reservation with Portal Ccc House?

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

Where is Portal Ccc House located?

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

Does Portal Ccc House have tent or RV camping?

Portal Ccc House 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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