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Location and Setting

Kentucky Camp Cabin and Headquarters Building are historic structures located within the Coronado National Forest in southeastern Arizona. Surrounded by rolling hills, grasslands, and oak woodlands, this area provides visitors with picturesque vistas and a taste of the early 1900s mining history.

Camping and Accommodations

Cabins: Kentucky Camp offers a unique experience with the availability of its historic cabin and headquarters building for overnight stays. Unlike traditional campgrounds, these facilities provide a more sturdy and enclosed lodging option.

  • Cabin: The cabin is furnished and includes a bedroom, living area, and a kitchen equipped with a refrigerator, stove, and basic cooking and eating utensils.

  • Headquarters Building: This larger facility offers additional space and amenities suitable for families or small groups.

Both facilities have electricity and running water, including a shower and toilet, which is not commonly found in typical campgrounds.

Accessibility

Access to the Camp: The road to Kentucky Camp is a well-maintained dirt road that should be accessible by most vehicles under normal conditions. However, inclement weather can render the roads more challenging, so checking conditions prior to a visit is recommended.

Activities

  • Hiking: The area around Kentucky Camp offers numerous trails for hiking and exploring the surrounding Coronado National Forest and the Santa Rita Mountains.

  • Wildlife Watching: The diverse habitats make this region excellent for bird watching and wildlife viewing.

  • Historical Exploration: Visitors can learn about the area's mining history and explore the historic structures and ruins from the early 20th century.

Amenities

Facilities Provided at the Camp:

  • Water: Running water is available within the cabins.
  • Restrooms: Private bathrooms are included within the lodging facilities.
  • Cooking: A kitchen with a stove and refrigerator allows for meal preparation on site.

Reservations

Booking the Cabin or Headquarters: You need to make reservations in advance to stay at the Kentucky Camp Cabin or Headquarters Building. Reservations can typically be made online or by calling the appropriate reservation service. Availability and pricing vary, so checking in advance is essential.

Regulations and Safety

It's important to note that there are regulations in place to preserve the historic character of the facilities and to ensure safety. Guests are expected to respect the preservation efforts and abide by any rules regarding the use of the cabins and the surrounding area.

  • Campfires: Restrictions on campfires may be in place, particularly during dry seasons when wildfire risk is high.

  • Pets: Policies on pets will vary, so it's critical to verify before bringing any animals.

  • Preservation: As historic structures, guests are typically required to treat the buildings and the area with care to avoid damage.

Contact Information

For the most up-to-date information, it's best to contact the local ranger district or visit the official website for the Coronado National Forest. They can provide specific details about accessibility, reservations, current conditions, and any alerts or closures that might impact your visit.

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