Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Camping at Gilbert Ray Campground, Tucson Mountains, Arizona

Today we moved to Gilbert Ray Campground and we are very glad we did as it is beautiful here! Gilbert Ray is a Pima County Park and is located south and adjacent to the western Saguaro National Park in the Tucson Mountains. This campground puts you in the middle of beautiful Sonora Desert full of saguaro cacti, mesquite trees, Gila woodpeckers (the ones that nest in the Saguaros - see picture below), hummingbirds and great views of the Tucson Mountains looking east. Gilbert Ray Campground puts you just minutes from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Old Tucson Studios and Saguaro National Park. It’s a great campground and locale for exploring this fabulous area.

The campground has 75 sites with electric only (first time we’ve experienced that). However, each loop has several water spigots and restrooms (no showers on the premises), and there are dump stations as well. The campground roads are all paved and each site being gravel, so dust is not a problem. The cost is $20 for RVs and $10 for tents.

Trivia Question Answer from yesterday’s post:

Q: Where and what is Biosphere 1?

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