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Benson, Arizona

Kartchner Caverns State Park

Benson, Arizona



Benson, Arizona
Phone: (520) 586-2283

Sites: 62
Recent Rate: $30 5/2016

Latitude: 31.8357300507774
Longitude: -110.344265699387

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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 yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • 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 ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • 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) ?
  • 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 no
  • 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

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58 Reviews

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evadu

Review Count: 47
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $30.00
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Paved, some pull-thru, spacious lots. Some sites take a bit of maneuvering to level and keep tires on ground. $$ more than most, staff confused -- or micromanaged, and slope of asphalt makes this an 8. Dump area is small if there were a crowd. Easy access to cave & discovery center..must do cave-- worth it, but choose shoulder season (Nov, Dec, May) and make reservations ahead! We camped at Kartchner Caverns State Park in a Motorhome.

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Jerry and Betsy

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $30.00
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A very nice smaller, pretty AZ state park. Plenty of sites can handle big rigs, but the problem is most sites are not close to being level. Walking through the park, many units had front tires off the ground, or many blocks underneath. We stayed in sites 1 and 11, neither of which we could get level on. Another ding is the very poor water pressure. Sites 11&12 are ex ranger sites and have full hookups for an extra $5/night. We were disappointed in the cavern tour...expensive, rushed, and our guide was a bit of a dud. Some decent to great hiking trails nearby in the national forest with great views. We camped at Kartchner Caverns State Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Mi Casa in Benson is amazing. Bisbee is a cool little hill town with cute shops and great restaurants. The fish tacos at Santago's were superb.

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DRFink

Review Count: 60
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $30.00
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Another nice AZ state park with plenty of room for the big rigs. Good connectivity with Verizon, using a booster. Marginal without the booster.
Great place to stay to explore the Caverns, nearby Tombstone and other points of interest in the area. Preferred the outside, back in sites to the pull thrus, more privacy, larger sites. We camped at Kartchner Caverns State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Benson and Sierra Vista are both 10-15 miles away, both with shopping / laundry options.

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Lee and Trace

Review Count: 47
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $30.00
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This was the quietest campground we have ever stayed in. Fantastic long, sites that are paved and completely level. Nice separation between sites. Exceptionally clean, neat, and well managed. The caverns are within walking distance. Walking trails start in the campground and staff is very friendly. Really terrific park and I highly recommend it. We camped at Kartchner Caverns State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Cavern tours, hiking trails, Tombstone is 30 minutes away, Tuscon is an hour. Sierra Vista was 30 minutes.

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TheRestlessYoungs

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $28.00
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State park campground adjacent to Kartchner Caverns. Campground is very nice (as well as the caverns). Nice sized spots; fairly new campground. Some hiking trails to enjoy. We camped at Kartchner Caverns State Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Don't miss the caverns!! Gammons Gulch, Tombstone

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pwaygood

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $25.00
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Roomy spaces, quiet. well maintained state park with wonderful Caverns. Well worth your time. We camped at Kartchner Caverns State Park in a Motorhome.

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JD1040

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $25.00
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We stayed overnight while visiting the State Park. Excellent RV campgrounds, large paved pull through. Would stay again when we visit the area. We camped at Kartchner Caverns State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Visit Kartchner Caverns State Park, also only very close to Tombstone AZ.

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CO2RV

Review Count: 35
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $25.00
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Kudos to the state of Arizona for providing another outstanding camping experience. Sites were level and spacious, staff friendly and helpful, and facilities spotless. We camped at Kartchner Caverns State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

The cavern tours are not to be missed for their uniqueness and beauty.

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RvTravelerNTechie

Review Count: 89
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $25.00
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Like several other Arizona State Parks, this unit has large sites with good 50-Amp power and water, with a convenient dump station. As others have mentioned, the online reservation system ($5 fee) does an excellent job of helping you pick a site. There is quite a bit of variability in the level of the sites; we were unable to get level in ours using the coach systems only; blocks were required. Access to the caverns requires a separate fee (advance online reservations recommended) and a short drive or moderate hike to the visitor's center. This park is a good base for visiting wine country down near Elgin as well as Tombstone and Benson. It is also a decent place for stargazing. We camped at Kartchner Caverns State Park in a Motorhome.

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jor

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $25.00
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June 29-30, 2015

Nice sites

Long walk to Visitor's Center from RV parking lot

Big Rig friendly

Excellent Verizon

Weird: The 50 amp outlets are upside down. We camped at Kartchner Caverns State Park in a Motorhome.

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Crazyrvfamily

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $25.00
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Really nice state park with lots to do in the park and in the area. One big ding is that a lot of sites are really unlevel front to back. We were in 2 different sites and could not get level even with our air leveling system and blocks. Staff was very friendly. Some site have lots of space between them and others do not. Verizon signal was not very good (1 bar of LTE sometimes). Caverns are really neat and there are great hiking trails in the park. Convenient to Tombstone and Bisbee for day trips. I would recommend seeing both while your in the area. We camped at Kartchner Caverns State Park in a Motorhome.

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BankShot

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $30.00
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We decided to stay one night at this state park on our way to another destination. We wanted to check it out for a possible return visit next year. The RV park area itself? It's wonderful. The spaces are widely separated and getting in and out is a breeze for even the biggest rigs. We will definitely stay here again for a few days next year on our desert trip. We camped at Kartchner Caverns State Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

This park is adjacent to and part of the Kartchner Caverns State Park. It can be very busy and crowded with long lines for the cave tours, etc. There is a small cafe of sorts that offers a few sandwiches and snack items and a shop full of souvenirs and "stuff". If you are staying here and need groceries, etc. you will need to drive the 9 miles back to Benson where there is a Walmart and several grocery markets.

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DBG

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $30.00
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This is probably the nicest State Park we have stayed at. The sites are very large. The scenery is beautiful, and it is located in an area where there is a lot to do and see. The Caverns are a must to see. Because the Park is located on a hill, it takes some leveling, in some cases 4 to 6 inches. Overall this gets a 10. We camped at Kartchner Caverns State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Things to see and do: Kartchner Caverns, Hiking Trails, Bisbee, Tombstone, Tuscan, Saguaro National Park,

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IslandGuy

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $30.00
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Very nice campground with a view of the mountains to the west. The sites are very nice but they do/may slope a bit. We had to use our "lego" blocks under the front wheels to get our MH level enough to use our levelers. The CG is well maintained and within 8 miles to groceries (Safeway) and a laundromat. We camped at Kartchner Caverns State Park in a Motorhome.

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DD Rolling Ranch

Review Count: 120
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 46

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $25.00
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$25 per night (in addition, there is a $5 nonrefundable fee to make an online reservation) was for a level asphalt pad 30-amp electric and water site. There was a picnic table on each site. Sites are generous and have desert vegetation throughout and the trees will offer shade once they leaf out. Many types of birds and butterflies were flitting about and lizards zipped along the ground or up a tree trunk. All sites had a 360° view of the surrounding cactus-filled desert and mountains. This campground is located several miles southwest of Benson, which offers all conveniences. All the facilities were in immaculate condition. The main attraction is, of course, Kartchner Caverns-guided tours (no self-guided tours allowed) are available by reservation. There are multi-use trails that are accessed along the perimeter of the campground. AT&T service was nonexistent. Verizon coverage was three bars of 4G LTE. There was the only one over-the-air TV station. We received several radio stations. We camped at Kartchner Caverns State Park in a Motorhome.

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