Calabasas Campground and Camping

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About the Campground

At an elevation of 4,000 feet, this group area is located a short distance off Ruby Road near Pena Blanca Lake. It is available for use only by groups that reserve in advance. The access road is gated and locked when the area is not being used. Groups do come to Calabasas to enjoy the area's natural setting. Campsites here are spread out among a stand of oak trees within a shallow, grassy valley. A few well-worn pathways lead to low hilltops in the area where you will find good views of the surrounding valleys and mountains. Facilities at Calabasas include 14 tables, 12 combination fire rings/grills, three (3) group barbecue grills, two (2) benches, parking area and toilets. Since this group site is very spread out with its size, there is enough space to set up additional tables and facilities.

Services & Amenities

Within Facility
  • Bbq Grills
  • Benches
  • Camping
  • Camping Overnight
  • Cell phone service
  • Fire Rings with grills
  • Fishing Lake
  • Group Camping Facility
  • Group Grill
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Lake
  • Locked Fee Drop Box
  • Parking
  • Photography
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicing
  • Restroom
  • Sightseeing
  • Stargazing
  • Table
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Hospital
  • Ranger Station


Peak Season
Jan 01 2010 -
Dec 31 2010
Peak Season
Jan 01 2011 -
Dec 31 2011

Alerts and Important Information Reservations must be made 4 days in advance. The area is closed to all but groups with reservations. No RV hook-ups. Pets must be on a leash. No drinking water. Pack and saddle stock are not permitted in campground or picnic areas. Firewood is not available. Bring your own wood or bring charcoal or a camp stove for cooking. Tree cutting is prohibited in the National Forest. Gas stoves can be used next to undeveloped sites. Fires must remain in structured grills provided at the group site. Quiet hours are between 10 pm and 6 am. Nearest medical facilities and additional supplies are in Nogales. Groups of over 50 must provide additional Porta-potties.

Campground Contact Information

Open From: Jun 18 2010 to Jun 14 2011
Reservation Phone: 877-444-6777
Campground Reservations: Calabasas
Campground Phone: 520-281-2296
Customer Service Phone:888-445-1474
Backcountry Permits Phone: 877-550-6777

Nogales, AZ

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More About Calabasas Campground

Calabasas is a campground located in Nogales, Arizona. This is a US Forest Service campground. All reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777.

To find this campground check the map shown above, or enter -111.0519 latitude, and -111.0519 longitude into your GPS device.

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