Iron Quail Ranch
This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Marana, AZ
Max Rig Size
< 35 (ft)
Same Day Requests
Preferred Check-in Time
Enjoy your own private and secure RV campsite on 15 acres. Self contained RV's only. The level campsite can fit RV's up to 35 feet. Reservations made through Boondockers Welcome / Harvest Host are only available during off-peak season (May-Sep). Please feel free to message for more details on how to reserve/check availability during peak season.
Vehicle Suitability Information
Offleash Area for Pets
Outdoor Cooking Allowed
Separate Tow Vehicle Parking
Campfire Ring Provided
RV Dump Station
- Reservations made through Boondockers Welcome / Harvest Host will only be available during off-peak season (May-Sep). Please feel free to message for details on how to check availability during peak season. - Recreational vehicles only. - All RVs must be self-contained - there are no bathroom facilities on the property. - Do not put composted human waste in the garbage can or dump it on the property. You must pack it out. - Generators are allowed. - No car camping. - No tent camping (coming soon) - No open campfires outside of fire ring. - No discharging of firearms. - No hunting on the property. - No loud music. - Please stay on the trails and roads on the property. - Quiet hours 8pm to 6am.
This is a secure and private RV camping site with easy access to both Saguaro National Park and Ironwood Forest National Monument. Site size is ~35ft. long x 20ft wide, flat, level and graveled. There is additional space for a tow vehicle, if needed. A 12' x 10' covered pavilion, fire ring, picnic table and recycle bin are provided. There is good cell phone reception. Potable water and a sewer dump station are available on the property. The property is easily accessed on a maintained dirt road that RV's under 35 feet can drive on. This is a recreational vehicle only campsite. Unfortunately, there are currently no facilities (bathrooms) to accommodate non-RV camping (tents/cars/motorcycles). All composted human waste must be pack out by the camper. Please do not put it in the garbage can. If you need to check-in after 6pm please message the host before 6pm to ensure you get access to the property. Convenience items like gas, food, ice, and propane can be purchased at the Family Dollar, Dollar General, Speedway, and convenience store located in Picture Rocks which is approximately 8 miles from the property. Downtown Tucson is only 30 minutes away if you feel the need to return to civilization. The property has potable water on site and a sewer dump for your recreational vehicle holding tanks. You must bring your own electrical power source, if needed. We use 100% solar on the property to provide for our power needs and appreciate campers who do as well, although generators are allowed. A trash bin is provided at your camp site. Composting for vegetable scraps is available on site. Farm fresh organic eggs ($6/12) and firewood ($7/bdl) are available from the camp host. The 15 acres are fenced and gated to keep the free range cattle off the property. There are goats on the property that are accompanied by a shepard. Please don't let your pet(s) engage/interfere with the shepard. A camp host will be on site and available for questions if needed, but will leave you to your own enjoyment.
Hosted By Iron_Quail_Ranch
Iron Quail Ranch is an up and coming modern homestead. The ranch lays in the center of Avra Valley, Arizona on former farm and ranch land. Large farms were purchased by the city of Tucson in the 1990's to preserve the water rights and protect the large aquifer that runs beneath the valley. The land has gradually returned to its natural state of mesquites, ironwoods, cacti and natural grasses. The Ranch sits within a stones throw of Saguaro National Park and Ironwood Forest National Monument. Iron Quail Ranch is unique, in that, it sits mostly positioned on a riparian water shed. The abundance of water creates a unique micro ecoclimate in the desert where desert plants and desert animals cohabitate - like an oasis. Come join us at Iron Quail Ranch, where we are doing our best to positively coexist with nature while being able to enjoy our beautiful and rugged desert surroundings.
Availability for RV Camping
References for this location from other RVers
5 days ago
What a gem! The campsite is private with so many special touches. covered pavilion with concrete floor and picnic table, solar patio lights, firepit with seating around it. Owner was so interesting to talk to as he explained how the ranch is self sustained. so clean and tidy. He even has a waste can at your site for your trash. Nice walking path around the property. one of the special touches was hand sanitizer and soap for your use with a welcome sign. This has been the nicest place yet we have stayed on our cross country journey
1 year ago
Felt like my own boondocking spot in the desert. Great evening walk. Perfect host.
1 year ago
Had a very relaxing stay. Mike has put in some time to make the site totally flat, included a fire pit, trash, and fascinating little lights around the table roof. If I had anything to add, directions starting from the freeway would be helpful.
1 year ago
Mike our host was very nice and knowledgable about the area. We would have stayed longer but he was booked. We enjoyed a quiet night, used his facilities and were on our way the next morning. Next time we will stay and do some local hiking.
1 year ago
Very serene secluded space. Amazing star gazing . Mike provides some amenities at a minimal price. Wish we could have stayed even longer. If we are in the Tucson area again we will choose Quail Run!!