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Gordon Hirabayashi Recreation Area Campground Coronado National Forest Arizona

Gordon Hirabayashi Recreation Area Overview

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Gordon Hirabayashi Recreation Area includes a small campground set on the site of a former World War II Japanese relocation/internment camp. There are 12 campsites for tents, and small trailers/RVs (less than 22 feet) and located in a beautiful valley along a dry creek bed.

The campsites are also close to several ruins of the relocation camp and among stands of large Oak trees. Each campsite has also a table, food storage locker, fire ring and grill.

Campground amenities include vault toilets, but no water (bring your own). The recreation area has a picnic area, historic ruins and biking/hiking trails. Horse corrals area also available.  Cell service is fair.

Other campgrounds in the area include Colossal Cave Mountain Park, Molino Basin and Spencer Canyon.


First Come, First Served

  • BBQ Grills
  • Campsite Tables
  • Cell Service Fair
  • Corrals
  • Equestrian Facilities
  • Equestrian trail
  • Fire Rings
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Golden Age & Access Passports accepted
  • Grills
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms (Vault Toilets)
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseback riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Stargazing
  • Walking Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
N Prison Camp Road
Tucson , Arizona 85749
Lat / Long:

32.3391, -110.7177

Best Campsites

9, 11, 12

Campsite Types
  • ADA
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer
# of Campsites:



April – October 31



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Gordon Hirabayashi Horse Corrals
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