Upper Arcadia is a shady campground in Safford, Arizona that has sites for tent campers as well as RVs. During your stay, you'll be surrounded by ponderosa pine, Gambel oaks, and Arizona walnut trees. The campground is part of the Coronado National Forest, and it's situated along the Swift Trail. In fact, it's the first campsite you'll come to when you're hiking up to Mount Graham along this historic trail.
During your stay, campers can partake in hiking, picnicking, and enjoying the excellent bird watching in the area. Many of the nearby trails are accessible, which makes it easy to push a wheelchair or a stroller along the path. One excellent hiking option is to trek the Arcadia Trail, which begins at the campground and stretches to Shannon Campground. There's also a one-mile spur off of the Arcadia Trail that you can follow to Heliograph Peak, which is one of the highest mountains in the state.
Your dog can come along for your hike, but whether you're on the trail or at your campsite, your dog must always be on a leash. There's no drinking water available at Upper Arcadia Campground, so be sure to pack plenty for you and your dog to drink during your stay. The campground does have accessible vault toilets, campfire rings, grills, and picnic areas, and most other amenities are just a short drive away.
If you plan to camp in a trailer, be advised that no hookups are available and your camper must be shorter than 22 feet to make it up the road to the campsite. Guests can stay for up to 14 days, and during your stay, you're welcome to use downed trees as firewood, but cutting trees is not permitted. Bears frequent the area, so be sure to dispose of food and other waste correctly.You and your dog are sure to have a pawesome day at this beautiful Arizona campground!