Camping Permits Required
Users are reminded that camping permits are required in Saguaro National Park. It is approximately nine miles from the south Park boundary to Grass Shack Campground, 13.8 miles to Manning Camp and 17.7 miles to the north Park boundary, the next camping options northbound. Because of sensitive cultural resources near Hope Camp, strict enforcement of NPS camping regulations is expected.
Saguaro National Park camping permits are available at recreation.gov starting February 1, 2020. The Visitor Center will not issue permits in person after January 31, 2020. Permit reservations are taken 2 months in advance of the permitted start of a trip.
Outstanding camp locations exist along Rincon Creek south of the park boundary. If camping off the AZT right-of-way here a State Recreation permit is required.