Cochise Stronghold Campground opens for season

Cochise Stronghold Campground opens for season

COCHISE COUNTY, AZ (Tucson News Now) - On Tuesday, September 1, the Douglas Ranger District, Coronado National Forest is reopening the Cochise Stronghold Campground for the fall camping season.

There are 18 campsites at the campground, which is located at 5,000 feet in elevation; campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Each campsite accommodates up to two vehicles and 10 people. Two group sites may be utilized by larger groups.

Cochise Trail (#279), which is 4.5 miles in length, can be accessed from the site. Visitors are advised to bring drinking water as it is not provided. Hook ups are not available, and trailers are limited to 22 feet in length. A 14-day stay limit applies.

A Campground Host volunteer opportunity is available at the campground. Interested volunteers can go online for further details through www.volunteer.gov.

Also, located at the Stronghold are the Half Moon Ranch and the Shaw House, rentable dwellings which are part of the Rooms with a View cabin rental program. They may be reserved through www.recreation.gov.

For further information please contact the Douglas Ranger District Office at (520) 364-3468.

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