Best Of Tucson®

Best Campground

Mount Lemmon

What's the best place to camp in a town where the temperatures push 100 degrees for six months out of the year? Well, if waking up in a plastic sauna at 7 a.m. is your idea of communing with nature, you have lots of choices. But if you prefer waking up cuddly-cozy in your sleeping bag to the sounds of birds, the tall trees dancing in the cool breeze throwing shade on your tent, and the scent of pine trees in the air, then Mount Lemmon is your jam. The beautiful forest views will give you a reason to avoid coming home for awhile.

Runners up:

2. Madera Canyon

3. Patagonia State Park