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are spacious here, spread out among stands of big ponderosa
pine and clumps of Gambel oak in a cool forest setting.
During rainy seasons, Rose Creek meanders through the
area to Rose Canyon Lake at the lower end of the campground.
This six-acre lake is sheltered by trees, and offers a
pleasant setting for a woodland walk, a lakeside time-out,
or an afternoon of fishing for stocked trout. A one-mile
trail leading around the lake provides access for anglers
and walkers. Also, this trail is handicapped-accessible
from a lower parking area to a floating dock near the
area is popular for day use as well as overnight camping.
Two day-use group sites are available, one of which may
be reserved by calling Recreation Gov, toll-free 1-877-444-6777
or visit them by linking to, http://www.recreation.gov
area also provides access for woodland walks, wildlife
watching, and fishing when the campground itself is closed
for the season. Please remember, however, that in the
off-season the gates will be closed and locked, so no
garbage service is provided and no water is available.
If you visit then, you’ll want to be sure to pack
out everything you pack in.
Location: Northeast of Tucson, between mile markers 17 and 18 on
the Catalina Highway.
Season: Spring, summer, fall
Fishing (stocked with trout)
Cool forest setting
2 group areas for day use (1 may be reserved)
Tables and fire grills
Ramadas at group areas
Drinking water and toilets
Tents, trailers to 22' and small motor homes permitted.
No boats and no swimming in the lake.
Pets must be on a leash.
Pack and saddle stock are not permitted in campground
or picnic area.
Rose Canyon Lake Trail #37 (1 mile long) has a difficulty
rating of moderate. Use levels are heavy.
Arizona Game and Fish regulations apply. A valid fishing
license and trout stamp are required.