During the winter season, which starts from September to May, many people visit Arizona to camp due to the warm desert climate. People who wish to escape scorching temperatures in the Summer are attracted by the cool pine forests located in the mountains. Arizona’s western border alongside the Colorado River toward the White Mountains in the northeast side of the state is among the best sceneries that attract people to camp for more than one month.
Best camping sites in Arizona
1. Aspen Campsite
This small campsite is located at the center of the Apache National Forest within Central eastern Arizona has only six campsites. Fishermen prefer these campsites since they are located near the Black River which boasts of rainbow, Brown trout, brook and cutthroat.
2. Lees Ferry campsite
Lees Ferry is located near Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. It has a great tailwater fishery near the Colorado River that stretches more than 15 miles from the Lake Powell outflow at Glen Canyon Dam. Fly-fishing is the best sport at Lees Ferry campsite. The campsite offers bathrooms and grills, as well as a boat launch ramp just a few miles away.
3. The Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon is Arizona’s most remarkable camping site. This is a natural wonder that you must see to believe. It stretches 277 miles from end to end; rocky and steep walls descend about a mile to the Canyon’s Floor where the amazing Colorado River flows southwest. There is a unique mixture of geological color and erosional landforms.
Arizona Camping tips
Long-term camping is best when you get accommodation at a private campsite in Northern Arizona. Most private campsites are usually open throughout the year and provide top notch amenities such as, Wi-Fi, Golf courses, hot showers, Playgrounds, Cable Televisions, swimming polls, Club houses and community events. Long-term campers have an opportunity to apply to work seasonally.
You get to see cute little rabbits and cooing doves while camping at Arizona. You can avoid unpleasant interactions with wildlife by being careful. Brown Recluse spiders, scorpions and black windows are common in several parts of Arizona. They are usually harmless until you venture into their hiding areas. They can bite or sting forcing you to seek emergency medical attention.
Avoid rattlesnakes by talking or making other sounds when on the trail. Ensure that you take extra care during spring, when snakes come out of hibernation. Purchase wildlife-resistant containers for food and keep your campground free of garbage to avoid unnecessary visits from bears, javelina and skunks.