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Review Count: 138
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 34
Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $8.00
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.
Review Count: 66
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 11
Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $16.00
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.
Great hikes, star gazing.
Review Count: 9
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0
Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $29.00
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.
Wonderful hiking trails.
Review Count: 110
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 18
Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $16.00
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.
Organ Pipe Cactus visitor center walk was very good.
Review Count: 77
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 17
Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $6.00
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.
Review Count: 21
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 6
Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $6.00
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.
The gift shop in the welcome center is excellent
Review Count: 14
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3
Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $12.00
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.
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.
Review Count: 120
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 57
Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $6.00
$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.
Review Count: 292
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 50
Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $6.00
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.
There is a great grocery in Ajo, about 30 miles away.
Review Count: 186
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 26
Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $6.00
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.
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.
Review Count: 59
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 16
Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $6.00
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.
Good Verizon MiFi signal.
Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2
Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $8.00
Outstanding park at Organ Pipe National Monument. Great campsites with dyed desert brown flat cement pads. Pull through for any sized RV. Two lane dump and water station. Super clean! Nice restrooms with solar heated showers. Giant cactus next to pads. Perimeter walk on the outside of the park with well maintained paths. One of the nicest parks we have ever been to. No WiFi, no electricity. Used ACCESS pass for free entry. We camped at Twin Peaks Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 44
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 8
Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $6.00
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is one of the most magical places I have ever been. The Saguaro and the Organ Pipe Cactus are amazingly large and old. This is the only place you can find the Organ Pipe Cactus. We had a beautiful site at the campground with a picnic table, patio area, and a level cement pad. All of the sites are pull-through. The roads are a bit tight but we have a 38 ft. RV and managed. The staff was friendly and very knowledgeable about the area and taught us a lot. The trails are plentiful and well maintained. There were lovely places to walk your dog, programs at the amphitheater on the weekend, and our Verizon phones and WiFi worked but not real well. I can hardly wait to go back! Rate reflects Senior Pass. We camped at Twin Peaks Campground (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.
Review Count: 28
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2
Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $6.00
Beautiful, remote sites in the Sonoran desert: paved, private and pull-through, each with picnic table and grill. If you value nature and quiet over amenities, this is the place for you. Spotless restrooms with camp sinks. Hiking, scenic drives and ranger programs. I had a decent ATT 3G signal, but my husband kept getting a Mexican service, so be careful if you use your phone. If you are worried about the location being right on the border (it is), we saw Border Patrol all over the place on our drive down from Phoenix and over to Tucson. Our rate reflects Senior Pass discount. We camped at Twin Peaks Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.
Review Count: 67
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 1
Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $12.00
Beautiful campground! Park staff does a great job of keeping the campground clean. We saw them sweeping the pebbles off of a pad next to us. We spent 4 nights here, great place for star gazing & sunsets are beautiful. Very peaceful & quiet. We would return here when in the area. We camped at Twin Peaks Campground (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.
Good Verizon MiFi signal.LM&TinView • December 2014
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.mockturtle • December 2014
There is a great grocery in Ajo, about 30 miles away.TheJim • February 2015
The gift shop in the welcome center is excellentAtnt Life Grand • February 2015
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.Ron_H • March 2015
Organ Pipe Cactus visitor center walk was very good.John Borajkiewicz • December 2015
Great hikes, star gazing.John WD Smith • February 2016
Wonderful hiking trails.BigGene • April 2016
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