Ecotourism camping sites at Ruby, Arizona
The camping experience at Ruby is entirely self sufficient. Your camping site will not have any necessities or luxury amenities other than the outhouses. We till NOT provide water, food, firewood, shelter or electricity. The available outhouses will, however, have toilet paper.
Camping in a natural area and rural environment
Ecotourism camping means you bring your own camping supplies and equipment. You will also be a responsible camper that preserves the natural area and take all your supplies and equipment home with you, including any trash. We do not have a trash dump or trash pickup service to the property.
Natural Resource management
Dogs are welcome at Ruby, Az as long as you keep them on a leash and pick up any ‘doggie’ solid waste and place the it in the outhouse. If a generous camper has left excess wood at a campsite, you may use it. Our trees are part of the ecosystem and wildlife habitat and they not available as your firewood source. Bringing your own charcoal or firewood is a good idea.
Enjoy our flora, fauna and wildlife
There are many interesting things to see and do in Ruby, Arizona. A hike through town will give you a chance to discover our history. If you want to have more quiet activity, spend the afternoon on our lake in a canoe or observe the wildlife from your campsite.
In the summer you will wake to what sounds like wind on the mountain. It is the sound of bats returning to the mine shaft at extreme speed. Raptors are occasionally hoping for a catch.
Take time for exploring, swimming, canoeing, photography and wildlife observation
Picnic Areas and Day Camping
There are picnic sites around the town lake and on the mine tailings that have fire pits or barbeques. Use these facilities for cooking and camp fires. If the fire danger is high, the Caretaker may limit the use of open fires. Following any warnings on the Coronado National Forest signs, passed on the road inward, is wise.
Fees support conservation and preservation
We are in the mode of creating more camp sites, but it is a slow process. Roof repair for the remaining structures and rain water collection are given a higher priority.
All of the camping and picnic fees support our preservation efforts here at Ruby, Arizona. We are also committed to advancing environmental awareness and conservation of the biological diversity for future generations.