Camping in Arizona, Universal Ranch RV Park, Arivaca

Arizona campgrounds are, as often as not, more correctly called "Arizona RV Resorts", and, almost as often, are crowded and busy with many activities during the winter season.

The "Universal Ranch RV Park", which "meets all your RV Park and Camping needs", in scenic and remote Arivaca, offers plenty of activities, but of the more restful, such as bird watching, fishing, and hiking.

Arivaca is so quiet and peaceful, in fact, that it is listed on at least one website as a "ghost town".

Birder Mary Scott, whom I wrote about earlier, at Birding and RVing in the Texas Rio Grande Valley, makes her home here, and shows her photographs at the Main Street Artists' Co-op in the heart of this little town.

From the Universal Ranch RV Park website:

"Arivaca is the last existing Federal Township, tracing its roots to the Hohokam Indians. Apache Battles were fought here. Gold and silver strikes have been made. Cattle ranching has also found a home here. Now it lures artists, astronomy buffs, birders, hikers, hunters, fisherman, and those in hiding from whatever seeks them.

This 'sky island' in the Sonoran Desert is at an elevation of 3800 feet. The area has cooler climates and more precipitation than lower elevations. The sunsets are gorgeous, and there is some incredible local history"

Read more here:

Universal Ranch RV Park

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