Northeast of Tucson sits the great Coronado National Forest. Mt. Lemmon stands in this forest, and near its summit is Rose Canyon Campground. This campground offers sites nestled in the oak and pine trees that inhabit the areas. The main feature that draws visitors to this spot is Rose Canyon Lake, six acres of liquid beauty to feast your eyes on during your stay. You and Fido will have to find some dry fun, though, as swimming and boating in Rose Canyon Lake are prohibited.
Grab your pooch and hit the trails instead, with a one-mile path leading all the way around the lake. This walkway is accessible for people with disabilities, so all can come and enjoy the beauty of the lake! Others choose to make this campground their home base so they can go check out one of the country's most beautiful highways -- the Sky Island Scenic Byway.
On-site, you'll find a camp store that is perfect for picking up needed supplies. There are also plenty of picnic tables, a picnic shelter, and campfire rings with grills on top for cooking. What you won't find at Rose Canyon are any hookups for RVs, and the sites can only accommodate rigs up to 22 feet in length. Drinking water is provided and fishing is allowed from the shores as long as you're carrying a valid permit.
All canine campers are asked to stay on their leash throughout their stay. There are bears in the area, so it's a good idea to keep your fur-baby close by anyway. To make sure these big predators don't come to check out your campsite, it's also vital to clean up all garbage, scoop all pup waste, and dispose of everything in the bear-proof bins. While the camp store may supply poop bags, if you bring your own, you'll never be left in a messy situation!
All in all, the avid explorer is sure to have a good time discovering the beauties of the area, and we're sure your doggo will love it too!