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

Campground Type: Organized
Number of Campsites: 73
  • $6 Park Entry Fee
  • $30/night camping fee
  • $8 reservation fee
Use Level: Medium
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Fire Rings: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Showers: Yes
Trash/Dumpsters: Yes
Hiking Access: Yes
Beach/Lake Access: None
RV/Trailer Length: 45 Feet
RV/Trailer Amenities: Water and Electrical Hookups
Cell Phone Service: Yes
Wifi: None
Operating Season: Campground open year-round

Getting There

Address: 3939 N. Usery Pass Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85207
Geo Coordinates: 33.476409, -111.619615
Nearest City/Town: Mesa, Arizona
Elevation: 1900 Feet
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.


Phone: 480.984.0032
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.

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What To Do

Hiking, Biking, Horseback Riding – There are many multi-use trails available at Usery Mountain Regional Park.

Image Credits: Neepster via Flickr

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