Gilbert Ray Campground, outstanding county RV destination west of Tucson, great views

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Gilbert Ray Campground is one of those gems that you might never experience unless someone tells you about it.

That’s how we landed for a couple of days at this outstanding Pima County Campground located on the west side of the Tucson Mountains, a convenient 13 miles from Tucson.

Our RVer friends Kevin and Janie Justis of Susanville, Calif., recommended this park for its hiking trails and beautiful location.

It is a first-come, first-serve public campground featuring 130 RV sites, each with spectacular views and 30-amp electrical hook-ups. There are centrally located water facets, flush toilets/sinks and an RV dumping station. No shower facilities available.

Camping fees are $10 per night for tents (5 tent sites) and $20 per night for RVs.  Senior Pass/Golden Age Pass NOT valid.

No wood fires. Cash or checks only. (Payment is made at the self-pay fee station near the north door of the registration building. The registration building is staffed January through March only.) 7-day stay limit. 

Photos: Sunset at Gilbert Ray Campground in the Tucson Mountain Park, west of Tucson. (Bottom) Loop C, Site 19. (Julianne G. Crane)

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