Author Topic: Marana Camping?  (Read 103 times)

Offline Slwill

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Marana Camping?
« on: February 09, 2019, 08:15:41 PM »
Hello All,

Does anyone know if camping is allowed at the Marana Shooting Club (I saw it's allowed at the Kingman range)? Or are there suggestions for nearby places where I can tent camp? I'm a new shooter from Phoenix and was surprised to see no Phoenix based events this year. I'll make the drive down to Marana but would like to keep costs at a minimum. Thanks in advanced.

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Re: Marana Camping?
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2019, 08:57:32 PM »
Unfortunately, there is no camping at the Marana range.  And even though there are several RV parks near the range, I don't think any of them allow tent camping.  The closest tent camping I know of on the north side is in Picacho Peak about 15 minutes up I-10.  Further southeast, Catalina State Park allows camping.  There is lots of isolated areas not too far to the west, you might be able to find a quiet spot off the road a bit.
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Re: Marana Camping?
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2019, 11:01:12 PM »
Thanks for the fast reply! I might opt to do some dispersed camping instead then. I might try Catalina State Park or perhaps Cactus Forest campground. Out west, is that Ironwood Forest? I see some camping reviews there mentioning a higher police and drug runner presence, probably not worth the risk.

It's unfortunate there are no Phoenix events this year. Is there a reason for that?

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Re: Marana Camping?
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2019, 07:05:28 PM »
Range access mostly.  Phoenix area ranges are popular, crowded, and harder every year to reserve for an entire weekend.
Talk is cheap because the supply exceeds the demand.

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