Usery Mountain Regional Park campground is operated by Maricopa County Parks and is located east of Phoenix in a small valley at the base of Pass Mountain. The desert campground is fairly large and has access to a large network of trails nearby. The trails are accessible for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. The nearby Salt River Recreation Area also provides access to river tubing several miles up the road during the summertime.
The campground at Usery Mountain Regional Park is pet friendly, but beware of the harsh desert environment and your pets, specifically the cholla “jumping cactus”, which is abundant around the campground. Cholla cactus shed ball-shaped prickly branches that easily stick to anything they come in contact with, especially pet paws. Also, expect to hear gunfire in the distance during the day at the campground, as there is a heavily used shooting range nearby.
Camping is available for tent and RV campers at Usery Mountain Regional Park in one main loop. There are 73 large developed campsites available. Each campsite offers a picnic table, fire ring, electric and water hookups, as well as access to bathrooms with showers.
Usery Mountain Regional Park Campground Features
|Number of Campsites:||73|
|RV/Trailer Length:||45 Feet|
|RV/Trailer Amenities:||Water and Electrical Hookups|
|Cell Phone Service:||Yes|
|Operating Season:||Campground open year-round|
|Address:||3939 N. Usery Pass Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85207
|Geo Coordinates:||33.476409, -111.619615|
|Nearest City/Town:||Mesa, Arizona|
|Location:||Maricopa County, Arizona|
|Paved Road Access:||Yes|
|Proximity to Stores:||5 Miles to Mesa, Arizona|
|Directions:||From Mesa, head 12 miles north on Ellsworth Road, the road will turn into Usery Pass Road. Turn right into the park entrance. Follow signs around to Usery Mountain Regional Park Campground.|
|Web:||Maricopa County Parks|
|Reservations:||via Maricopa County Parks|
When To Go
Spring – Winter – Spring and winter offer the best weather for camping in the desert, however this campground can fill up quickly with Snowbirds in the winter.
What To Do
Hiking, Biking, Horseback Riding – There are many multi-use trails available at Usery Mountain Regional Park.