Primitive overnight camping is allowed in backcountry areas, but not in parking areas. Permits are required for overnight camping and are available seven days a week from the "self service pay stations" at all visitor parking areas. The permit fee is $2.00 per person per night, and camping is limited to seven consecutive nights in any one location, unless otherwise authorized. Day use throughout the NCA is free; no permit is required. Commercial operators are required to secure special authorization prior to their planned visit. Remember to leave a clean camp – pack it in and pack it out. For more information on camping, permits and other recreation opportunities, contact us (see below).
Cutting of any standing tree or brush is prohibited. However, dead wood lying on the ground can be used for campfires in designated areas. Visitors are encouraged to use portable camp stoves instead of open campfires.
San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area
4070 South Avenida Saracino
Hereford, AZ 85615
Manager: Vi Hillman
3201 E. Universal Way
Tucson, AZ 85756
Phone: (520) 258-7200