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)