Picnic Anyone?

We have a cool shaded retreat for your picnic in the Park. It’s a wooded area in a narrow, steep-walled riparian canyon that was originally developed in 1935 by the Civilian Conservation Corps as part of their larger Park building initiative. Located below Colossal Cave, there are spots to accommodate large or small groups alike. The El Bosquecito and La Selvilla areas can entertain up to 72 and 96 people respectively. All have tables and most have grills. Restrooms and water are also available at both La Selvilla and El Bosquecito.

Didn’t bring your lunch? No problem. The Terrace Café has delicious grab-n-go Tucson specialties and other favorites so pick your spot, relax and listen for the birds to serenade your lunch.


If you’d like to spend more than just the day, why not camp here under the magnificent Sonoran skies? Campsites are tucked among the magnificent saguaro cacti and mesquite trees in Posta Quemada canyon, an area developed in 1934 by the Civilian Conservation Corps. These grounds consist of two large areas, El Bosquecito and La Selvilla, plus a number of smaller areas totaling 30 individual sites.

Camping Rates

Tent Camping: $10 per tent/night
RV, Car and Horse Trailer Camping: $15 per vehicle/night

Check-in and pay at the Cave Shop before entering the camping area.