Top Things to See & RV Parks to Stay at in Tucson

Everyone loves a getaway, so how about an RV staycation? Take the opportunity to relax and even see something new while staying in the Tucson area. 

Here are the top nature activities along with recommended RV parks you should check out in Tucson.

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Sabino Canyon

Where to stay: Molino Basin Campground | Tucson, AZ

Located at the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains, Sabino Canyon is home to rocky cliffs, streams, and a variety of desert plant and animal life. This recreational area offers bicycling, hiking, and picnicking. 

The Molino Basin Campground is open in late fall, winter, and early spring with campsites available on a first come, first serve basis. Grills and food storage are available; however, visitors are required to bring their own water. 

Saguaro National Park 

Where to stay: Gilbert Ray Campground | Tucson, AZ

If you’re looking for Saguaros, this is the place! The Saguaro National Park is home to the nation’s largest cacti, scattered artifacts, about 30 species of animals, and hundreds of species of plant life. In the East District, you’ll find The Loma Verde Loop, which is home to some of the tallest saguaros in the park as well as two trails that are approved by the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

The Gilbert Ray Campground is one of the closest RV camping locations to the Saguaro National Park at about four miles away. Electrical hookups are not available for use; however, the site does have a central water supply and bathrooms. 

Tucson Botanical Gardens 

Where to stay: Pima Swan RV Park | Tucson, AZ

The Tucson Botanical Gardens offers a variety of tours depending on the time of year. Walk through the Aloe Alley, discover the different cactus and succulent species, and stop by the butterfly greenhouse. You can also dine at the Botanical Gardens for breakfast or lunch. 

The Pima Swan RV Park is centrally located in Tucson with 35 RV spaces that have full hookups, restrooms, a laundry facility, and free wifi. This RV park is about 20 minutes away from Sabino Canyon. 

Mount Lemmon

Where to stay: Rose Canyon Campground | Tucson, AZ

Whether you’re visiting in the summer or winter, Mount Lemmon is filled with fun outdoor activities. Hiking, rock climbing, and fishing are the most popular activities in the summer, while skiing and snowboarding are popular in the winter. Mount Lemmon is also home to several restaurants and shops for tourists. 

The Rose Canyon Campground has 73 campsites and three RV loops. Each site has a picnic table, grill, firepit, and bear box. RV camping is available for vehicles 22 feet and below. Hookups are not available; however, small motorhomes are permitted.

Colossal Cave 

Where to stay: Crazy Horse RV Campgrounds | Tucson, AZ

Just 15 minutes southeast of Tucson is a cave full of stalactites, stalagmites, flowstone, box work, and helictites that were formed millions of years ago. Choose between three of the available tours, and discover the cave’s history including its legends, ghost stories, and geology. 

The Crazy Horse RV Park is known to be family-oriented and pet-friendly. The facility is equipped with laundry stations, a swimming pool, recreation hall, and full hookups for your RV. The RV park states they have made significant upgrades in the last five years including heating the pool in the winter and adding solar technology. 


Tucson is filled with destinations to adventure to. No matter if you’re looking for a nature inspired journey or a historic experience, Tucson has a lot to offer. 

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