Whitetail Campground

Whitetail Campground

The Whitetail Campground location is in Mt. Lemmon, Arizona
85619. 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 Whitetail Campground facility, or if you need to reserve a campsite, then call the campground listed below.

11200 N. Whitetail Road

Mt. Lemmon

Phone number


Campground information Mt. Lemmon, Arizona


Whitetail Campground offers group campsites in the foothills of the Catalina Mountains of southeastern Arizona, 5 miles south of the town of Summerhaven and the top of Mt. Lemmon. Groups can enjoy picking, hiking, camping and wildlife watching while enjoying a cool respite from hot summer. The facility can accommodate groups for day or overnight use.


Hiking and sightseeing are popular activities. The surrounding national forest boasts a variety of trails, including some on the 9,157-foot Mt. Lemmon, for those who wish to venture away from the campground for the day.

The University of Arizona runs an observatory just up the road, and visitors can also drive a few minutes to the small town of Summerhaven, which offers amenities and attractions on Mt. Lemmon’s summit.

Anglers can try for stocked trout at nearby Rose Canyon Lake.


All five group areas have picnic shelters that can accommodate between 40 to 90 people each and come equipped with drinking water, electricity (small appliances only), trash collection and vault toilets.

Natural Features

Whitetail Campground sits high on the slopes of the Santa Catalina Mountains at an elevation of 8,000 feet. Because of its elevation, it can be much cooler than the lower-elevation campgrounds in the area. The campsites are spacious and spread out among stands of big ponderosa pines

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

Catalina Highway, also known as General Hitchcock Highway and Sky Island Scenic Byway, is the only paved road that leads to the upper reaches of Mt. Lemmon and the Santa Catalina Range, offering a scenic day trip.

Other notable attractions include Saguaro National Park, Sabino Canyon and Colossal Cave.

Frequently Asked Questions About 11200 N. Whitetail Road Mt. Lemmon, AZ

How do I make a reservation with Whitetail Campground?

To make reservations at Whitetail Campground, you can call the office at 520-576-9198.

Where is Whitetail Campground located?

The Whitetail Campground is located at 11200 N. Whitetail Road in Mt. Lemmon,
. This is the location you will need to go to for camping and information.

Does Whitetail Campground have tent or RV camping?

Whitetail Campground offers both tent and RV camping, but to confirm you will need to call the office at 520-576-9198 to make sure things haven’t changed.

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