Campgrounds open and close in Cochise County

Campgrounds open and close in Cochise County

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The Coronado National Forest, Douglas Ranger District, will reopen Rustler Park Campground and Forest Road 42D from the campground to its terminus at Long Park.  The campground and road were opened on Friday, March 27, following a seasonal winter closure. Vehicles up to 22 feet in length can be accommodated.

Stewart (maximum vehicle length 16 feet) and Sunny Flat (maximum vehicle length 28 feet) campgrounds also reopened March 27. The campgrounds were temporarily closed due to flooding in 2014.  They may be subject to future closures depending on forecasted large precipitation events in the vicinity.  Recreationists are advised to plan accordingly by following updated weather forecasts.

Overnight campground fees are $10 per night.  Fees for picnicking or other day use in the campgrounds are $10 per day.  Hook-ups are not available at the sites.  Visitors are asked to bring drinking water to Rustler Park since it is not available at the campground.  Drinking water is available at Stewart and Sunny Flat campgrounds.

Idlewilde Campground and National Forest System Road 42E, South Fork Road remain closed due to storm-related damage.  The closed areas will be gated and advisory signs posted.

Copies of Special Closure Orders and maps will be posted at closed areas, available at the Douglas Ranger District Office, and posted on the Coronado National Forest website (


The Cave Creek Visitor Information Center, located in Portal, Arizona, has increased the hours it is open for business to Friday through Monday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitation hours will be expanded further into the season.

For more information please contact the Douglas Ranger District located at 1192 W. Saddleview Road in Douglas, Arizona.  The office can be reached by phone by calling (520) 364-3468.  Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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