I wanted to finish off my early season tour of Arizona State Parks with the final one visited early last December.
The drive from Roper Lake was only a few hours.This is me hobnobbing with the big boys at the I-10 rest area near Benson.And speaking of Rest Area’s,I hear from the scuttlebutt on the RV.net forum,that most of the rest areas in Arizona have been closed due to cost cutting.This is a shame,as they are important stops for taking a break.I suppose all the on/off ramps will be plugged up now.
The country on Highway 82 between Sierra Vista and Nogales,is really pretty,with rolling hills and odd shaped mountains, and small ranch operations usually at the foot of them.
I arrived at the park just before noon.This place is back off the highway a few miles and is only a half hour drive into Nogales.As you can see by the picture above,that like all the others,it is a quiet place this time of the year(Altitude 3750 ft)
As you can see there are plenty of open spots.I found it a little scruffy as the place looks well used during the summer season.These pictures are of the dry camping area.There is a loop with water and elect.And a dump station at the entrance to the park.Non electric $15.Electric $22.The electric area was more full and would totally fill up most nights.
Its a pretty spot with a nice boat launch area,good fishing and birding.
The park is 2.5 miles long with a lake surface area of 265 acres,created by the damming of Sonoita Creek.
All in all a pleasant place to stay for a week or 2.The weather was mild for the 2 weeks I spent there,well at least into 50’s and 60’s.
NOTE…I'm still frustrated by the fact that every time I insert a picture,I have to reset the font size.Sometimes not,but most of the time.I like using the larger print.