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Organ Pipe National Monument Camping – Twin Peaks

Our Canada To Mexico RV Holidays – Arizona

After enjoying a fun filled roaring weekend at the 🏁 NASCAR races in Phoenix, it’s now time to venture south to the Mexican border, and enjoy …

🏜 Organ Pipe National Monument Camping 🏜

For those following along on our 🏜 Journey to Mexico 🏜, this was our 4th Stop on our 1800 mile venture south, traveling in our 🚌 Recreational Vehicle. 
Making frequent stops in; Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona and Mexico!

I’ve put together various posts along with our personal 📸 photos and 📹 videos here, providing some helpful travel tips and a few suggestions that may come in handy for you down the road.

🏞 Organ Pipe National Park In The Arizona Desert 🏞

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As this was our first time crossing into Mexico with our Recreational Vehicle, we were slightly nervous, but excited at the same time.
I certainly reviewed as many forums and websites about traveling to/from and about our final destination; Puerto Penasco – Mexico.

But before crossing, it was recommended by many frequent travelers, to spend a night at 🌵 Organ Pipe National Monument Park, located just minutes from the Arizona/Mexico border.

We were certainly glad we did!

Organ Pipe National Monument

This is a beautiful and very peaceful 🏞 U.S. National Park, with some of the biggest 🌵 cactus trees we have ever seen, nestled in and around the 🏜 Southwest’s Sonoran Desert! 

🌵 Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is situated in Southern Arizona. It’s south of the town of Ajo, east of Yuma and west of Tucson, Arizona.
This National Park is easy to get to, has excellent highways and is a “Must Do” stop over, for those crossing into and from Mexico.
For those simply wanting to visit or camp at this amazing place, you can’t go wrong!

Appropriately named for the 🌵 Organ Pipe Cactus and surprisingly, the only place in the entire United States where it grows wild, along with many other types of cactus as well.

This National Park comprises of over 330,000 acres of untouched natural beauty!



Twin Peaks Campground At Organ Pipe National Park

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Situated right next to the Kris Eggle Visitor Center, we stayed at this lovely park for the evening prior to carrying on and into Mexico. 
The Visitor Center and campground is just five miles north of the Lukeville border crossing off of highway 85.

This facility at the time of our stay, had 174 RV sites and 34 tent-only sites.
Many recreational vehicle sites can even accommodate your {Class A} motor homes up to 40 feet in length.
The 🚻 restrooms have; running water, flush toilets and some also have solar 🚿 showers for your convenience.  

This National Park and their Visitor Center, are open year round!

Sunset Organ Pipe Park

*Note*

Hook ups are not available in the park, so your unit must be self-contained. There is a dump station available free of charge for those camping overnight.
Overnight fees for camping during our visit a few years ago, was just $12.00 per night.

Subject to change of course, but still very reasonable for such a beautiful location and facilities.

 

 

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As with all 🏞 National Parks in the United States, there was also an $8.00 entrance fee at the time of our visit.
This is valid for seven days per vehicle, in addition to your camping fee.

There are special holidays throughout the year where the fee is waived.
As luck had it, we just happened to stay during the {Memorial Day} holiday weekend, which is one of the days where; {No Park Fee} was required.

Amazing Cactus of All Varieties In The Park

Organ Pipe National Park

Apart from really getting away from it all and enjoying the peace and serenity this {National Park} has to offer, you will also be simply awe struck by the incredible size, amount and variety of 🌵 cactus surrounding you.

In all our travels over the years, particularly where cactus thrives, we have never seen such a beautiful variety and overwhelming size of cactus, than in and around this National Monument!

The 🌵 Saguaro Cactus 🌵 especially drew our attention here, as we had never seen them as large as experienced the in the park. 

You are sure to see such cactus among you here, that are well over 200 years old.
If they could only talk, the stories they could share from years past in this region!

 

 

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After an exciting, but very noisy race weekend at …
🏁 Phoenix International Raceway, 🏁
camping out right at the track, when we arrived here and when the sun went down, gazing at the trillions of stars in the night sky, was amazing!

It was an eerily quiet feeling, but at the same time, so nice to get back in touch with nature and the beauty surrounding us!

We were also among only a few other campers in the park at this time of year, which was an added bonus.



A Warning To Pet Owners

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This is 🌵 Cactus Country, so those with 🐶 pets should be cautious!

Always keep your pet on a leash and close by at all times. We have a Beagle dog and even with the most care, it is very hard to avoid having a sharp cactus needle or spike come in contact with your pets paws or nose!

Ours certainly did on more than one occasion, especially being the type of dog we adopted.
So take care with your pet when walking among the many scenic trails in and around your campsite.

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Your Safety While Camping In The Park

 Organ Pipe Cactus National Park Camping

It is important for those traveling thru and/or staying in the park, to take heed of the warnings issued by the – National Park Service. 

As mentioned, this National Park is only a few miles from the Mexican border, so it is not unusual for Mexicans trying to cross illegally into the United States and lose their way.

Using common sense and following the directions {Park Officials} give on how to deal with them, should you cross their paths, you shouldn’t have any problems at all.
This should be noted particularly for those people out camping in the wilderness, who are away from the designated campgrounds.

Below, I have listed a couple of the government’s website pages on the Park itself and practicing safety measures in and around the National Park, for your convenience.

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🏞 National Parks Home Page 🏞



Take A Day Trip Or An Entire Weekend

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If it’s only for a day or you have a weekend or more to enjoy, a trip to 🌵 Organ Pipe National Monument, is definitely something you should experience.

Whether a traveling snowbird from Canada like us, or a visitor from elsewhere, then I highly recommend a stop in this magnificent Park located in the Southern part in the 🏜 State of Arizona.

You will not be disappointed!

Approximate Distance to the Park from …

✔ Phoenix, Arizona … 106 miles

✔ Yuma, Arizona … 109 miles

✔ Tucson, Arizona … 116 miles

✔ Puerto Penasco, Mexico … 65 miles

Park Map

Organ Pipe National Park Map

🗺 Be sure to check out the {Google Map} box at the bottom of this post for exact location. 🗺

You may also be interested in my post here on …
🏕 Best Campgrounds In America, 🏕
listing some other excellent parks we’ve enjoyed staying at over the years!

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