Twin Peaks Campground (NPS Campground)

Ajo, Arizona



10 Organ Pipe Dr
Ajo, Arizona 85321
Phone: (520) 387-6849

Sites: 208
Recent Rate: $8 2/2017

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Latitude: 31.943157543267
Longitude: -112.81034513184
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre yes
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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38 Reviews

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Review Count: 154
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 25

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $8.00
Overall Rating:      

We were here in 2014 at the same time of year. This Park has become much more popular. There was still plenty of room in the CG but it seemed more sites were filled. One of the reasons this place as become more crowded is they got a new superintendent who has opened up the whole Park. Most of it was closed in early 2014. Note on the rate it was on the Federal Geezer card. The solar showers were not ice cold. They had good pressure and felt great after a day out tromping around in the desert. These CG were built in 1938 and they were built with foresight. We were in one of the shorter sites and you could fit a 45' coach and a normal size Toad without any problem. The only issue I had was with the slope of the site. We have a 36' coach and height difference was 7.5" between center of front and rear axles and 2' from the front step to the ground. We have an air bag suspension and it maxed out but did level. I ended up putting 3" of lift under the front tires to make life easier. The generator hours are 8-10 am and 4-6 pm. Unless the temps are in the 90's and they will let you run them during the day also. They have water and dump site (2) and the water doesn't taste too bad, better than some we have had in Ajo. They don't have a fire ring but do have a bbq grill. The staff is friendly and the place is spotless. We'll be back. We camped at Twin Peaks Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
96
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The new super has increased the number of Ranger talks and he even gives talks once a week. Each day of the week there are 4-5 talks on different subjects everyday from morning until night. He has also opened the whole park and all major roads in the park that had been closed from 2002 - 2014. The hiking, the desert, the place is incredible.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $8.00
Overall Rating:      

I stayed for 3 nights in the non-generator section. If you dislike generator noise as much as I do, you'll want to get as close to the tent section as possible. They have a presentation from one of the rangers nearly every night. I didn't try the solar shower, because it was cold and not a lot of sun at the time. All in all, this is one of the nicest "primitive" campgrounds I've stayed at. I only knocked off a point because of some minor leveling problems. We camped at Twin Peaks Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

I did have cell service, but no data, at my campsite. Wi-fi is available at the visitor center. Dogs are allowed on a couple trails around the campground, including the one to the visitor center. This is the best place to base from when visiting the National Park.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $8.00
Overall Rating:      

I always look at campgrounds in Google satellite view, but sat view does not do this park justice. It looks like a huge flat parking lot, but it is somewhat hilly, and there are enough Ocotillo, Saguaro, and Organ Pipe Cactus to provide at least some privacy and make each site unique and interesting. The tent sites are gravel, but all RV sites are pull-through flat concrete. Each has a table and grill, but no fire rings/pits, since ground fires are not allowed. The outermost row is for tents only, then 3 no-generator rows. If avoiding the 4-6 PM generator noise is important, ask for the farthest row from generators. (Sound carries here, so generators can be very annoying, especially when one just wants to sit quietly and watch the sunset.) The surrounding mountains and hills are beautiful, especially when illuminated by the setting sun. The east side of the park has great views of the valley and mountains behind, so the perimeter sites (east end of each row) are popular. The perimeter sites on the west end will have unobstructed sunset views, but the clear desert sky at sunset isn't as impressive as the eastern mountains reflecting the setting sunlight, so we prefer the east end. This place is a star gazers paradise, but the bathroom lights are pretty bright, so keep that in mind when selecting a site. The campground is only five miles from the Mexican border, and while there are posted signs warning of smugglers and illegal immigrants, the rangers we talked to said there is never a problem for campers, and the strong Border Patrol presence keeps things in check. The staff here are very friendly and helpful. Verizon signal is strong. Provision before heading down, as there is nothing nearby! We camped at Twin Peaks Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
112
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

If you don't read the Park literature, you'll wonder why some people leave their vehicle hoods open at night. Nocturnal Desert Pack Rats can do tremendous damage to engine components. They want dark, enclosed spaces to nest, so an open hood discourages them.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: December, 2016 - $8.00
Overall Rating:      

This is one of the nicest national parks we have stayed at, for many reasons. The campsite layout is great (rows of pull-through), and each campsite has native plants surrounding the site (warning: be careful with pets due to cacti). There is a dump station with potable water. There are solar showers that did not warm up as of noon on the sunny day I tried to use it. Camp host was very friendly and introduced himself, which is always nice. This campground did not have one piece of trash. It is primitive and is divided into generator and no-generator sites. Felt very safe although five miles from the border. We camped at Twin Peaks Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
36
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 153
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 44

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $8.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful campground in the middle of the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. The Sonoran desert landscape is breathtaking. If you look at the map of the campground it looks awful, like just a big parking lot. But it's MUCH nicer than it would appear on paper. Like most national sites, there are no hookups or wi-fi, although we did get two bars on Verizon, enough to use data. There are three sections: generator friendly, no generators, and tent sites. We stayed in the generator section and everyone obeyed the running times of 8-10 a.m. and 4-6 p.m. The sites are all pull throughs with a concrete pad. Most should be long enough for all but the largest big rigs. There are no reservations but it supposedly "never fills up". Still, I would have an alternative in mind if I had a really big rig because there's no guarantee one of THOSE will be available. Not all sites are totally level either. We had to try a couple before we found one that worked without using blocks. There is a nice amount of space between the sites and plenty of desert foliage to give a nice feeling of privacy. There are six restroom buildings, three with showers. The one by us was very nice, clean, bright, and modern. Didn't use the shower, but it too looked very nice. It's a "solar heated" shower, though, so you better use it during the day in order to be sure there'll be hot water. There is water and a dump station available. There is a nice hiking trail all around the campground and lots of other trails and two scenic drives in the monument. Gas and a convenience store are available in Lukeville, 5 miles away, but I suggest you stock up on whatever you need in Ajo unless you are planning on crossing the border into Mexico. Loved this place and would definitely come back again. We camped at Twin Peaks Campground (NPS Campground) in a Truck Camper.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
6
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 66
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

Great place for hikes, tours and taking in the star filled nights. Shame we couldn't get into the non generator sites, due to our rig size as the noise spoiled the fact that you are in a National Monument (park). We camped at Twin Peaks Campground (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Great hikes, star gazing.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

Wow what a gem. No hookups and very restrictive generator hours. A place to get away from it all and spend a few days reflecting and contemplating. Lot spacing was spacious with a sunny/open exposure. Site surface was a concrete pad and features a picnic table. We camped at Twin Peaks Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Wonderful hiking trails.

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Review Count: 110
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

As others have said this is a very nice park. You can tell that it is newer than other National Park Campgrounds. The trails around the campground are well marked and in the easy category. The sites are a little tight to get into but still give you enough space to relax in.
We tried to take a shower after the sun went down but got nothing but cold water. Should have tried earlier in the day.
Park staff was very friendly and helpful. It would be great to come back during their high camping season to get the full effect of the desert campground. We camped at Twin Peaks Campground (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
24
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Organ Pipe Cactus visitor center walk was very good.

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Review Count: 77
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $6.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a wonderful park for hiking, solitude, quiet and experiencing the Sonoran desert. The sites are generally very large and fairly private, most are pull-throughs. Many good hiking trials leave right from the campground and the rangers offer free hiker shuttles to trail heads that allow you to hike back to the campground and experience real desert solitude. My only complaint is that when we arrived, we asked for a perimeter site, but were told there weren't any available that would fit our 31-foot RV. When we arrived at our site, it was not that great and there were plenty of large perimeter sites empty around us. I didn't bother to go ask for a change, but I felt that they could have accommodated us better. My advice is to arrive after 4 and pick your own site. We camped at Twin Peaks Campground (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
59
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $6.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is very beautiful, a pleasure to visit, with extensive hiking trails, and wonderful informative presentations by Rangers. More of the park has been reopened, and we felt very safe there; even on hiking trails. Our site was spacious, with a cement pad, cement patio, picnic table, and barbecue. The showers and restrooms were so clean, although the shower water is solar heated - so be ready for a cool shower. The Rangers were very friendly and helpful. We camped at Twin Peaks Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
113
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

The gift shop in the welcome center is excellent

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

A wonderful place. Dry unserviced sites but potable water and dump station available. Paved roadways and concrete pads nestled among 100+ year old Saguaro and Organ Pipe Cactus. Campground info says 40 ft limit but our 43 ft RV and TOAD (61-ft total length) had lots of parking and driving space. We loved, loved, loved this campground. We camped at Twin Peaks Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
58
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Some of the park's scenic backroads say they are for high ground clearance vehicles only but they were fine for our '08 Honda CR-V. Drive both the east and west loops and take a picnic basket along as you'll enjoy them and spend the whole day.

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Review Count: 128
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 63

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $6.00
Overall Rating:      

$6 per night including tax was the Golden Age passport rate for a night. There are water spigots throughout the campground as well as a two-lane dump station. The primitive site included a level concrete parking pad with a small patio area. There was also a pedestal BBQ unit and picnic table on each site. The generous-sized-for-National Park Service-campground site was surrounded by an area of sand and rocks with beautiful desert vegetation. Sites were large enough to allow for slide-outs, awnings, and the parking of a second vehicle. Roads throughout the campground are paved. There were many hummingbirds, curve-billed thrashers, black-throated sparrows, Gambel's quail, and butterflies flitting around the campground. Our site had a 360° view of the surrounding cactus-filled desert and mountains. This campground is located five miles north of the Mexican border and miles away from all conveniences-it's very quiet at all times and dark at night. Generator use was limited to two two-hour periods-8 to 10 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. There are solar showers at three of the restrooms. All the facilities were in immaculate condition. The monument area offers plenty of outdoor activities including scenic driving loops, hiking, biking, and picnicking. AT&T service was three bars of 2G and Verizon service were three - four bars of 4G LTE. There was no over-the-air TV. We received one English speaking radio station and several Mexican stations. We camped at Twin Peaks Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
58
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 300
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 55

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $6.00
Overall Rating:      

The rate reflects a 50% senior discount. Nice, nice, nice. This is an unusually nice campground for a National Park Service campground. The roads in the campground are paved, but the sites are wonderfully level concrete. Nice! There are no hookups. There is fresh water at the dump station and a few water spigots throughout the campground, but it is best and easiest to get water at the dump. The generator hours are very restrictive at 8 util 10 and 4 until 6, either good or bad depending on your point of view. There are solar showers in the restrooms. It is a busy campground, but the sites are well-spaced. They do not take reservations, but the campground was never more than half-full during our almost two-week stay. There is an entrance booth, which was staffed about half of the time during our visit, where they will assign a few site, but they will let you change it if you don't like the assigned site. We were very surprised to find that we got very strong Verizon 4G data and, of course, voice. Satellite was not a problem since there are no trees. The really good news is that the new superintendent has opened the entire park. Previously a large part of the park was closed because of the fear of the illegals coming across the Mexico border. We drove and hiked though out the park with no problems. We camped at Twin Peaks Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

There is a great grocery in Ajo, about 30 miles away.

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Review Count: 186
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 29

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $6.00
Overall Rating:      

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is a beautiful desert park. Immaculately maintained. I did not see so much as a cigarette butt on any trails or on the road, anywhere in the park. Very quiet (I camped in the no-generator area) and with amazing sunrises and sunsets. Excellent Verizon signal. Spent a week and will certainly return. We camped at Twin Peaks Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Ajo, about 40 miles north, is an attractive town with banks, post office and shopping. The Olsen's IGA market has everything you would find in most supermarkets and an Ace hardware store attached. Beautiful old churches built in the Mexican style, adobe storefronts, restaurants.

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Review Count: 59
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 21

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $6.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice NPS CG if you're seeking quiet and solitude. Generators are limited to 8AM to 10AM and 4PM to 6PM. There is also a No-Generator area. Hosts and rangers regularly patrol the grounds so security is very good. Solar heated showers are a bit anemic when there's cloud cover. No services except dump station, potable water, toilets and aforementioned solar heated showers. Most sites appeared to have a concrete pad which helps hold down dirt & dust in the RV. We camped at Twin Peaks Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
45
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Good Verizon MiFi signal.

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