Best Tent Camping Regions In Arizona By Month

Arizona is most commonly known for being hot – a desert! But did you know that Arizona has six major biomes? They are desert, grassland, chaparral, woodland, forest, and tundra. The diversity of our biomes makes Arizona perfect for year-round camping (as long as you’re willing to drive). With a little bit of planning (sites book up quick), you can escape the heat during the summer, and find warmer environments during the winter. I’ve put together a basic guide, based on regions/cities/points of interest, to help you know where to tent camp in Arizona by month.

I’ve defined comfort standards to be temperatures no lower than 30°F and no higher than 85°F. I’ve referenced average temperatures in these regions by month, so please be sure to check actual temperatures before you head out.

Happy camping!

North

MonthFlagstaffMonument ValleyGrand CanyonSedonaFredoniaLake Powell
JanuaryX
FebruaryX
MarchXXXX
AprilXXXXX
MayXXXXXX
JuneXXXX
JulyXX
AugustXX
SeptemberXXXXX
OctoberXXXXXX
NovemberXXX
DecemberX
“X” indicates weather averages are no lower than 30°F and no higher than 85°F

East

MonthFort Apache Big LakeFool HollowSaffordPinal PeakShow LowGreerPetrified ForestWinslow
January
FebruaryX
MarchXXX
AprilXXXXXX
MayXXXXXX
JuneXXXXXX
JulyXXXXXX
AugustXXXXXX
SeptemberXXXXXXXX
OctoberXXXXXXXX
NovemberXX
December
“X” indicates weather averages are no lower than 30°F and no higher than 85°F

South

MonthPicacho PeakPatagoniaCochiseMadera CanyonTucsonWilcoxOrgan Pipe Cactus National Monument
JanuaryXXXXXX
FebruaryXXXXXX
MarchXXXXXXX
AprilXXXXXXX
MayXXX
June
July
AugustX
SeptemberX
OctoberXXXXXX
NovemberXXXXXXX
DecemberXXXXX
“X” indicates weather averages are no lower than 30°F and no higher than 85°F

Central

MonthPaysonCamp Verde /CottonwoodUsery Mountain /MesaRoosevelt LakeBear Canyon LakePrescott
JanuaryXX
FebruaryXXX
MarchXXXX
AprilXXXXXX
MayXXXX
JuneXXX
JulyXX
AugustXXX
SeptemberXXX
OctoberXXXXXX
NovemberXXXXX
DecemberXX
“X” indicates weather averages are no lower than 30°F and no higher than 85°F

West

MonthLake Havasu
JanuaryX
FebruaryX
MarchX
AprilX
May
June
July
August
September
October
NovemberX
DecemberX
“X” indicates weather averages are no lower than 30°F and no higher than 85°F

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