RV Parks & Campgrounds


Kartchner Caverns State Park State Parks

4.4 Stars 4.4 -  15 Reviews  $$
(520) 586-4100
Benson, Arizona
         

Information

Open
All year

Sites
Total: 62, Electric: 62, Elecwater: 62, Max RV Length: 65 ft

Amenities
Water, Electric, Fifty Amp, Pets allowed, Picnic Tables, Restroom, Dump Station, Showers, Campfire

Reviews

July 26, 2020 - reviewed by Forsbergs
5.0 Stars   
Great Spot Will Go again
Park was clean and had great views. Definitely recommend the cave tour. We will be back!

February 29, 2020 - reviewed by Nancy Beckman
5.0 Stars   $35
Peaceful
Beautiful park for a desert area. Lots of small trees between sites for privacy. Great hosts. Give you brochures about the area. Nice bathrooms and showers with benches. Beautiful area. Could only get reservation for one night as it was the weekend. They do have an overflow parking area for campers. No amenities--I don't know if there is a change for this other than maybe the $7 admission? Did not take the caverns tour as we have been to many caverns before and $23 seemed like a lot of money. We opted to take the mine tour in Bisbee which is about 50 minutes away.

January 6, 2020 - reviewed by Mellybelle
5.0 Stars   $30
Peaceful And Easy
Got here near 5 pm without reservations and happy to find several wonderful sites still available. There are 3 camp hosts who made it easy to register and pay and were very helpful. Set up in time to take quick walk to discovery center short distance from camp for reservations to see cavern next day ($23). Beautiful views of mountains and site 4 was level for our 25 foot class c. Chilly at night so happy to have electric hook up for heat! Very quiet and peaceful.

June 18, 2019 - reviewed by Hwy Vagabond
5.0 Stars   
Hidden gem
This place was pretty awesome! Amazing grounds, very very well maintained. Camp hosts were the sweetest and so helpful. Everything was immaculately cleaned and cared for. Wasn’t crowded at all. Make sure ya get there before ten. And don’t miss the caverns. It was affordable and better than many many high priced camps.

May 2, 2019 - reviewed by Off Rez
5.0 Stars   
Spacious Campground
We stayed 3 nights in spot 46 and thoroughly enjoyed it. Lots of space from your neighbor and room for kids to play. Plenty of mesquite trees for a bit of shade in each spot but only for your camp chairs, not your rig. The Caverns are a MUST SEE! Lots of hiking trails that are well maintained and easy for small kids or harder for the more adventurous. We were a short walk from the Discovery Center that has a ton of info on caves that the kids loved. Our site: mostly level, water pressure ok, 30 amp electric stable, no sewer but dump is available, 10X10 tent pad, room for slide-outs, fire ring, paved. The only negative: a long way from grocery store or gas station.

April 28, 2019 - reviewed by Rick
4.0 Stars   
Nice Spots
Great camp ground, large spots , hiking trails, close to town, not a lot to do other than the caverns , but still nice,

January 25, 2019 - reviewed by The Gray Ghost
3.0 Stars   
Nice And Quiet
Site we had was not very level and had to be very carful about trees close enough to scratch coach. Camp hosts showed up almost immediately with info on local area, but mostly to go over all the rules. Could have waited until we got set up. Sites were well spaced apart.

January 21, 2019 - reviewed by James Edwards
4.0 Stars   
Karchner Caverns Home Base
Most sites have lots of room. Easy walk to the cave tours. Easy drive to other attractions like Tombstone, Bisbee, etc. The caves are fantastic, worth the visit. We had multiple sites in our group, none of them were level so bring lots of leveling blocks. Site 44 was the worst for leveling, was over 18" off level front to back and 4 side to side. Avoid the sites by the cabins as the cabins back right into them, unless your group has both site and cabin, in which case that's great. Camp host was friendly and knew lots of things to do. Hookups for water and 30A electrical were fine. Many sites that claimed 50A had only 30A so double check if you need that.

August 1, 2018 - reviewed by RVDiva
4.0 Stars   
Nice Rv Park
Well maintained park including trails from park to discovery center. Rv sites have generous separation. Pads are paved and each has a tent sandbox. Only complaint is that many rv site pads are very unlevel side to side and back to front also.

January 20, 2018 - reviewed by Zab
4.0 Stars   
Make a reservation
If you are coming between Oct and April make a reservation or you won't get in. Also if you do a guided tour of the caves make sure your guide isn't Chuck, absolutely the worse and dumbest guide I've ever had. He literally answered date questions with "a really long time ago"! Make sure to ask who your guide is. No cameras or phones are allowed inside, leave your bags and purses in the trailer you can't bring anything in with you.

November 6, 2017 - reviewed by Ron
4.0 Stars   
Very Nice
We stayed here Nov 1 thru Nov 4, 2017. Cost us $30 per night. Spacious, level, paved sites. Nice dumpsite. Friendly Staff. Very clean bathrooms and showers. Verizon 4G with 3 bars. Ice available at restaurant at Kartchner Cavers visitors center. Easy drive to Sierra Vista for shopping and restaurants. Walmart in Sierra Vista. Take the time to visit the small historical town of Fairbank which was a major railroad depot for Tombstone and other local mining towns. Also visit Fort Huachuca to view the history of the Buffalo Soldiers. It's an active military base so be prepared to spend 5 minutes to get a temporary ID to enter the base. We visited Tombstone but didn't care for it. It was very commercialized and every time you wanted to see something it cost $8. We visited Bisbee, AZ but would not recommend it because we found it very dirty. Homeless encampment right downtown with people sleeping on an old couch and not much history to see. We would stay at Kartchner Caverns again.

September 20, 2017 - reviewed by Sskarmar
5.0 Stars   
Excellent State Park
Large sites in the desert. Proximity to the caverns is big draw, but there are numerous trails (be prepared for conditions) and the surrounding mountains & altitude make the area cooler than Tucson. Clean facilities. Excellent hosts. Very busy fall-spring. 4 new camping cabins are a plus for meeting up with family/friends who don’t usually camp.

May 10, 2017 - reviewed by JustPaul
4.0 Stars   $30
Nice place!
Clean, well kept campground. Lots of trees, easy pull-thrus. I would have given 5 stars but the water pressure is terrible. Ended up running the pump just to take a shower. Caverns are awesome!

February 3, 2017 - reviewed by The Pedalingduo
4.0 Stars   $30
A Well-run State Park
This state park is very well cared for. The facilities are immaculate. The spaces are not quite level but we made do. The hiking is excellent. And also the cave tours are a big plus.

October 11, 2016 - reviewed by Miner
5.0 Stars   $30
Clean sites; good location for staging to visit other south Az communities.


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