Kartchner Caverns State Park – A Great Arizona Campground

Kartchner Caverns State Park review

Kartchner Caverns State Park is located at 2980 AZ-90, in Benson, AZ.

This beautiful state park is part of the Arizona State Park System. It is located just outside of Benson, AZ.

To access it, you would exit the I-10 at exit number 302. It is up in the mountains at 4700 feet above sea level. And about 10 miles away from the township of Benson, AZ.

Even though it is a little climb to get to the campground, it is easily doable for even large rigs. And the 62 site campground is very easy to navigate for larger rigs also.

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Kartchner Caverns State Park Features

All sites have electric and water but no sewer. And it has a very nice dump station to take care of those black and gray tanks for you.

Also, at least 12 of the sites have 50 amp hookups, and the rest have 30 amp hookups.

How much are the sites? Well, they will run you about $30 a night. And the sites are all quite level with asphalt pads, fire ring and picnic table.

The accommodations are really quite nice and the views are beautiful. The bathhouses are well kept up and very clean.

Kartchner Caverns State Park campsites
The view from Kartchner Caverns State Park

And it is quite peaceful up there. But course, the big perk is that you are right next door to the caverns.

The caverns draw lots of tourists every year. So if you want to tour them, it would probably be advisable to make reservations in advance.

There are different tours that you can take. And of course, the rangers can help you out with which ones are the best for you.

Tours start at $23 an adult and $13 a youth. But there is also a Discovery Center there that explains the area and caverns too.

They also have a hummingbird garden. And of course a small place to get a light lunch if you wish to do that.

As well as the caverns, there are various hiking trails in the area if you are interested in that. But just the quiet campground and gorgeous views are stupendous.

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Internet Connectivity

How about internet? Well, the campground does not provide any. But we used our AT&T hotspot and had no difficulty getting internet at all.

Also our phones were on Sprint/T-Mobile and we were able to have decent signal with them too.

Kartner Caverns State Park – Local Sights

Well, are you close to anything else? Yes, the town of Benson is only about 10 miles away. So you can access places such as Safeway, Walmart, Tractor Supply, Dollar General and Dollar Tree for supplies. Very handy indeed!

Places to eat???? Well there are some of the most common such as Subway, Wendy’s, McDonalds, etc. But there are also local Mexican restaurants and breakfast places too. Such as Horseshoe Cafe and Bakery.

And some mom and pop restaurants like one we enjoyed called Wild Dogs Gourmet Hot Dogs and Sandwiches. Just check days and times for these more local places. But there is definitely enough to take care of your needs and wants.

Other attractions in the area are places such as Tombstone. And this is truly a unique and historical little township.

It’s a very good place to visit and see the history of the area. And also explore the many small stores with handmade clothes and trinkets that will remind you of the area.

There are also plenty of places to eat there and feel the atmosphere of the West. This is located about 30 miles away from the campground.

There are other historical areas and towns nearby too such as Bisbee. And an area that helps you understand the Indian Tribes that lived in the area at one time.

So as you can see, this is a nice campground to stay at and learn more about this area of Arizona.

Our Conclusion

So how would we rate the area and campground? The beauty and the things to do in the area we would rate about 4.5.

There is sometimes more travel to get to some of them which could be a bit much for some. But this is also something that is very common when you live out in the West. Things can be a bit spread out sometimes.

How about the Kartchner Caverns State Park itself? This would definitely be a 4.5 also. We only say this because for some, amenities are very important. And there are really not many onsite.

But that is true for state parks in other states too. The other thing that many appreciate is sewer hookups. And this does not have any.

But once again, this is something that is common in many state parks all over the country. And they do have a very clean and nice dump station to take care of those needs.

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Would we go back again??? Most definitely!!!! We enjoyed our stay and want to thank the Arizona State Park system for the beauty they have preserved by keeping it so tidy and well kept.

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