If you and your friends and family are looking for a group campground in Arizona’s Coronado National Forest that welcomes wagging tails with open arms, you’d be barking mad not to check out Treasure Park North! Facilities at the campground are a little basic -- you certainly won’t find any showers, electricity or RV hookups.
However, it might be worth sacrificing some of your creature comforts to camp in such a furrific location! Treasure Park North is situated along the spectacularly scenic Swift Trail Byway, and there are plenty of outdoor recreation options close by. The campground itself isn’t bad to look at, either -- the sites are set among mature, coniferous trees in the middle of a lush mountain meadow. And at an elevation of over 9,000 feet, you and your pooch can keep cool even in the height of summer! Treasure Park North has been designated a medium-to-heavy usage campground by the US Forest Service, so it’s best to make your reservation early. Treasure Park North has just one site, with room for up to a hundred people.
There are plenty of picnic tables on-site, so if all you and your group want to do is catch up and enjoy the scenery, Treasure Park North has you covered. There’s also a communal fire pit for group cookouts! If you’d like to get a little more adventurous, don’t worry -- you and your pooch are sure to sniff out something to do! Hound-dog hikers might enjoy a walk on the Heliograph Peak Trail, a moderately difficult four-mile out-and-back stretch that features gorgeous wildflowers in spring and stunning mountain views year-round. You’ll also find a trail for each and every ability in the nearby Mount Graham Wilderness Study Area.
Wifi isn’t available at Treasure Park North, and cellular service varies from network to network. You may want to check with your provider before you go if you’ll need to stay in constant contact. Fires are permitted, but water is only available seasonally -- you may need to bring your own bottles if you’re camping in mid-summer. Remember to bring waste bags for your canine companion, and have a pawesome time!