Check local road conditions during winter months. They worked at the Shannon Timber Mill, north of the highway. They passed through in the 1500s while searching for the Seven Cities of Cibola, fabled settlements where streets were supposedly paved with gold. A bobcat attacked five people, including a 4-year-old girl, at a campground in southern Arizona Sunday, wildlife officials say. Sunday's attack involved a family staying at Shannon Campground on Mt. 2646 E. Commerce Center Pl. Beyond that, in order, are the Hospital Flat, Cunningham, Soldier Creek and Riggs Flat Campgrounds. 14 day stay limit. 1192 West Saddleview Rd. A camp host is onsite when campsite is open. Many of the improvements at campgrounds, as well as hiking trails, roads and other facilities now enjoyed by many visitors to Mount Graham, were built by the CCC personnel. It happened in the evening at … Map showing recreational areas. This Short-tailed Hawk was found and photographed by Ryan O'Donnell on 13 June 2019. The mountain range was named in 1846, during the war with Mexico. By the 1930’s the Civilian Conservation Corps, also known as the CCC, were in operation, providing employment for young men during the Depression. Girl, age 4, & four others bitten by bobcat Sun. Hiking trails. (928) 428-4150, Santa Catalina Ranger District Tucson, AZ 85750 save hide report. Campsites are shaded under mature Engelmann spruce and Douglas-fir. Short-tailed Hawk has been expanding its range northward and is now rare but regular in southeast Arizona and it has bred. The actual name “Pinaleño Mountains” comes from an Indian word meaning “many deer”, or “deer mountain.” Mount Graham is the the summit of the Pinaleño Mountains at an elevation of 10,720 feet. Other popular spots … Riggs Flat Campground and Riggs Lake are both open for use on Mount Graham. Graham, according to the Arizona Game and Fish Department. Limit 2 vehicles and 10 persons per site. Log in or sign up to leave a comment log in sign up. This 10,022-foot vantage point once served as a location for signal mirrors used to communicate messages during the Apache Wars of the late 1880’s. Short-tailed Hawk (Buteo brachyurus), Shannon Campground, Mt Graham, Graham County. Mount Graham International Observatory (MGIO) is a division of Steward Observatory, the research arm for the Department of Astronomy at The University of Arizona, in the United States.It is located in southeastern Arizona's Pinaleño Mountains near Mount Graham. Nearest first aid - Mt. Nogales, AZ 85621 Managed by Pima County Lt. William Emory, a topographer and scientist for the group, referred to the mountain in his journal and on the map of his trip as Mount Graham, named for his friend and fellow Army officer James Duncan Graham. Graham Regional Medical Center in Safford, 30 miles. There is something for all at this popular retreat. Shannon Campground is located in the Pinaleño Mountains 30 miles southwest of Safford. These settlers found that the nearby mountains were a great benefit. This 10,022-foot vantage point once served as a location for signal mirrors used to communicate messages during the Apache Wars of the late 1880s. White Rock Campground Safford Ranger District This recreation area is the home of the Coronado's most extensive mountain range, the Pinaleños , and topped by the highest peak in southern Arizona, 10,720 foot Mt. 14 day stay limit. Shannon Campground is small (about 15 campsites) and tucked away along the upper reaches of Marijilda Creek on Mount Graham, a pleasant little brook with wild rhubarb growing on its banks winds through a setting of really tall trees and green grass. The Arcadia Trail starts here and leads up the mountain to Shannon Campground. Campsites are shaded under mature Engelmann spruce and Douglas-fir. Graham to be a cool retreat from the hot desert. Treasure Park and Columbine were used during the summer months, and Arcadia, Noon Creek and other sites were used during the winter months. They can be contacted via phone at (928) 428-4150 for pricing, directions, reservations and more. Those of us leaving on Thursday morning will try to secure three adjacent sites at Soldier Creek Campground, depending on the number of participants. Graham. (520)  749-8700, Sierra Vista Ranger District Graham. Many of them stayed in Pueblo Viejo on the slopes of Mt. MOUNT GRAHAM – For those wanting to escape the heat for Memorial Day weekend but don’t want to travel too far, the Forest Service has opened three campgrounds on Mount Graham. Forest Service Home | USDA.gov | recreation.gov | Recreation Customer Service Standards | USA.gov | Whitehouse.gov, Plug-Ins | FOIA | Accessibility Statement | Privacy Policy | Important Notices | Information Quality, https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/coronado/recarea/?recid=25566, Tent camping,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking. Terms of Use, San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area. Two campgrounds are closed with Arizona Game and Fish trying to … Payable with cash or check. Primitive camping is a wonderful way to be in the vicinity of nature, and the natural splendor at this primitive campground is perfect. Hereford, AZ 85615 Graham during the early afternoon of July 4. Pinaleno Mountains (Mt. Safford, AZ 85546 TUS: 18 V1K. Within an hour, I was at Shannon Campground, with hopes of making the top of Heliograph Peak before another thunderstorm blew in. Closest Towns: Nearest first aid – Mt. 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Rd. The incident was reported shortly before 8 p.m. at the Shannon Campground on Mount Graham in Graham County, according to Arizona Game and Fish Department spokesman Mark Hart. Bear Warning: To avoid putting a bear’s life in danger and risking the loss of some of your own property, please dispose of all garbage in the bear-proof containers provided. Shannon Campground has recently been upgraded and there are now over 60 campsites to choose from. However, other popular campground sites remain closed. Map Information. Shannon Campground is a primitive camp ground which naturally means that there are quite few services. Hospital Flat is fairly basic and secluded. All victims were treated at a nearby hospital and released. Shannon Campground is small and tucked away along the upper reaches of Marijilda Creek, a pleasant little brook that winds through a setting of tall trees and green grass. "If the storm moves on, I'm going hiking up there" I thought. TUCSON, Ariz. — A 4-year-old girl and four family members are recovering after a bobcat attack on Mt. (520) 388-8436, Nogales Ranger District Also, remember to keep all food out of reach and out of sight of these curious and powerful animals. (520) 547-7510. Mt. Most campsites include picnic tables and grills. Trout fishing at Riggs Flat Lake is a popular summer pastime, and several of the year-round creeks offer the challenge of stream fishing. It did, and I did. All victims were treated at a nearby hospital and released. With a copy of the Mt. evening at Shannon Campground, Mt. Campsites are shaded under mature Engelmann spruce and Douglas-fir. A bobcat attacked five people, including a 4-year-old girl, at a campground in southern Arizona Sunday, wildlife officials say. The settlers also found Mt. All individual sites are on a first-come-first-serve basis. Graham, and treasure-hunters still turn up armor, weapons and equipment from that era. Mount Graham and the Pinaleño Mountains Locals refer to the entire mountain range southwest of Safford as Mt. Beyond that, in order, are the Hospital Flat, Cunningham, Soldier Creek and Riggs Flat Campgrounds. Try one of these campgrounds located nearby, AZ Camp Guide © 2020 All Rights Reserved. The Army of the West, led by General Stephen Watts Kearney, came down the Gila River on his way to California. Graham. Some of the popular trails include: Arcadia Trail #328, Ash Creek Trail #307, Taylor Canyon Trail #306, and the Grant Hill Loop Trail #322, Campground full or want to see what’s around? From Safford drive south 8 miles on US 191 to AZ 366. For the first mile, I hiked through beautiful stands of tall firs and aspens. Limit 2 vehicles and 10 persons per site. TUCSON, Ariz. — A 4-year-old girl and four family members are recovering after a bobcat attack on Mt. Turn right (southwest) onto 366 and drive 21.8 miles to the campground entrance on the right side of the road. Graham. A one mile spur off this trail leads to the top of Heliograph Peak. 97% Upvoted. Cool forested setting. ‹ › × × Shannon Campground is located in the Pinaleño Mountains 30 miles southwest of Safford. Douglas, AZ 85607 Assuming the gate is open and the roads plowed, the next developed campground is the Shannon Campground, near the base of Heliograph Peak. A bobcat attacked five people, including a 4-year-old girl, at a campground in southern Arizona Sunday, wildlife officials say. Turn right (southwest) onto 366 and drive 29.7 miles to the campground entrance on the left side of the road. The Arcadia Trail, which leads down the mountain to Arcadia Campground, has been designated a National Recreation Trail. Arcadia Campground is shaded by stands of tall ponderosa pine interspersed with Gambel oaks and Arizona walnuts. All victims were treated at a nearby hospital and released. Close. TUCSON, Ariz. — A bobcat attacked five people, including a 4-year-old girl, at a campground in southern Arizona Sunday, wildlife officials say.. Shannon Campground is small and tucked away along the upper reaches of Marijilda Creek, a pleasant little brook that winds through a setting of tall trees and green grass. Graham is located at Arizona 366 Safford, AZ 85546. function showpics(){var a=$("#box").val();$.getJSON("http://api.flickr.com/services/feeds/photos_public.gne?tags="+a+"&tagmode=any&format=json&jsoncallback=? It happened in the evening at Shannon Campground near Mt. 1 weather alerts 1 closings/delays. It happened in the evening at Shannon Campground near Mt. Graham) Shannon Campground point of interest; Type: Camping campground, camp spot: Activities: Mountain Bike The Arcadia Trail, which leads down the mountain to Arcadia Campground, has been designated a National Recreation Trail. As soon as you arrive at this primitive campground you will realize it was well worth the effort getting here. Graham… Pack and saddle stock are not permitted in campground. From my home in Safford, I watched an especially nasty looking thunderstorm hover over Mt. Shannon Campground is small and tucked away along the upper reaches of Marijilda Creek, a pleasant little brook that winds through a setting of tall trees and green grass. Shannon Campground is small and tucked away along the upper reaches of Marijilda Creek, a pleasant little brook that winds through a setting of tall trees and green grass. The incident was reported shortly before 8 p.m. at the Shannon Campground on Mount Graham in Graham County, according to Arizona Game and Fish Department spokesman Mark … Tables and fire grills. 9 comments. Graham, according to the Arizona Game and Fish Department. Sabino Canyon Graham. 80. Game and Fish is advising visitors to try and avoid the Shannon and Snow Flat campgrounds on Mount Graham. Campground Overview: Shannon Campground is small and tucked away along the upper reaches of Marijilda Creek, a pleasant little brook that winds through a setting of tall trees and green grass. Pack and saddle stock are not permitted in campground. Within an hour, I was at Shannon Campground, with hopes of making the top of Heliograph Peak before another thunderstorm blew in. It happened in the evening at Shannon Campground near Mt. The attacks happened at Shannon Campground and officials are still looking for the animal. — A bobcat attacked five people, including a 4-year-old girl, at a campground in southern Arizona Sunday, wildlife officials say. Hospital Flat is fairly basic and secluded. Graham topo map and rain gear in my pack, I started up the Arcadia Trail. 1 weather alerts 1 closings/delays. The present Shannon Campground was a thriving town in the 1940’s where mill workers resided with their families. Graham. Assuming the gate is open and the roads plowed, the next developed campground is the Shannon Campground, near the base of Heliograph Peak. A vault toilet is available, but water is not. The pavement ends roughly 20 miles from US-191 at a big turnaround south of Mount Graham. Men from all over the country came to Graham County to work in the numerous camps, several located on Mount Graham. Tucson, AZ 85706 I spent Fourth of July weekend with my wife at Shannon Campground on Mt Graham in Arizona. Two three-sided wood shelters of the type originally developed in the Adirondack Mountains of New York add to the historic atmosphere of this campground. Graham on Arizona State Route 366 from Coronado National Forest Campground Shannon, 14 July 2019, GX010884 Also, remember to keep all food out of reach and out of sight of these curious and powerful animals. From Safford drive south 8 miles on US 191 to AZ 366. I spent Fourth of July weekend with my wife at Shannon Campground on Mt Graham in Arizona. RVs and vehicles with trailers up to 16’ can be accommodated. Graham, according to the Arizona Game and Fish Department. Graham Regional Medical Center in Safford, 30 miles. (520) 388-8300, Douglas Ranger District  This National Recreation Trail hugs the side of the mountain and takes hikers through a mature forest of giant spruce trees. Tucson, AZ 85701 evening at Shannon Campground, Mt. Single site: $15. Graham area has been inhabited more or less continually in the past, the Gila Valley can trace its recorded history back to the time of the Spanish Conquistadors. The attack happened Sunday evening at Shannon Campground. With Golden Age/Access or Interagency Senior/Access pass $7.50. Lumbering provided materials for building as well as employment for growing communities in the area. Graham. Up Mt. 1 weather alerts 1 closings/delays. Campsites are shaded under mature Engelmann spruce and Douglas-fir. Campsites are shaded under mature Engelmann spruce and Douglas-fir. Some are more developed than others. (520) 281-2296, Safford Ranger District In the Safford District, the Arcadia, Noon Creek, and Riggs Flat campgrounds were opened Thursday, with portable toilets for use. MOUNT GRAHAM – For those wanting to escape the heat for Memorial Day weekend but don’t want to travel too far, the Forest Service has opened three campgrounds on Mount Graham. (520) 202-2700 Bear Warning:  To avoid putting a bear’s life in danger and risking the loss of some of your own property, please dispose of all garbage in the bear-proof containers provided. For hiking, the Arcadia Trail, which starts at Shannon Campground, offers a descending five-mile (one way) trek with spectacular views of the desert far below. Arizona wildlife officials are on the lookout for an “aggressive” bobcat after five people — including a 4-year-old girl — were bitten at a campground on Sunday. TUCSON, Ariz. — A bobcat attacked five people, including a 4-year-old girl, at a campground in southern Arizona Sunday, wildlife officials say.. ",function(a){$("#images").hide().html(a).fadeIn("fast"),$.each(a.items,function(a,e){$("").attr("src",e.media.m).appendTo("#images")})})}Credit Garrick Schermer- Mount Graham, Arizona. A bobcat attacked five people, including a 4-year-old girl, at a campground in southern Arizona Sunday, wildlife officials say. 4070 South Avenida Saracino (520) 378-0311, Tucson Interagency Fire Center RV’s and vehicles with trailers up to 16' can be accommodated. Water: No water available; bring your own. There are five developed campgrounds on Mt. Visitors can travel the Swift Trail (Highway 366) through eight distinct zones in just a dozen miles, including Sonoran desert, Sonoran grassland, chaparral, pinyon-juniper woodland, Madrean evergreen oak woodland, Ponderosa pine forest, mixed conifer forest, and finally spruce-fir forest at the highest elevations. Some are more developed than others. Mountain brook. At about 8 p.m., the 4-year-old girl was playing around the family's tent when her … Shannon Campground contains about 11 campsites, two contain Adirondack-style shelters built during the 1930’s by the CCC. Campsites are shaded under mature Engelmann spruce and Douglas-fir. Graham. A one-mile spur leads from this trail to the top of Heliograph Peak, a vantage point with a history as well as a view. Locals refer to the entire mountain range southwest of Safford as Mt. A one-mile spur leads from this trail to the top of Heliograph Peak, a vantage point with a history as well as a view. About Cunningham Campground - Mt. 300 W. Congress St. If an aggressive bobcat is spotted in the Mount Graham area, please call 623-236-7201. By Jon Johnson. It happened in the evening at Shannon Campground near Mt. The Pinaleño Mountains are the single-most diverse mountain range in North America, and hosts 11 endemic species that are found nowhere else on Earth. Hart said people should avoid the Shannon and Snow Flat campsites and to call 623-236-7201 immediately if they spot an aggressive bobcat in the Mount Graham area. Teams are placing traps and using predator calls to lure the bobcat out. Supervisor's Office Summer homes were therefore, built around the sawmills so that families could be with the men who were working there. 20 days ago. Today you’ll find a Forest Service lookout tower on the mountaintop as well as some of the most panoramic views in southeastern Arizona. If an aggressive bobcat is spotted in the Mount Graham area, please call 623-236-7201. Two three-sided wood shelters of the type originally developed in the Adirondack Mountains of New York add to the historic atmosphere of this campground. Graham, according to the Arizona Game and Fish Department. — A bobcat attacked five people, including a 4-year-old girl, at a campground in southern Arizona Sunday, wildlife officials say. [email protected] Trailer camping is 22 feet and less. In the early 1880’s settlers came to the area in large numbers. Graham. Mount Graham provides today’s visitors a wealth of activity, from sight seeing to more strenuous activities such as hiking, rock climbing, and cross country skiing. Authorities say all five victims were treated at area hospitals as a precaution for rabies and have been released. Shannon Campground is small (about 15 campsites) and tucked away along the upper reaches of Marijilda Creek on Mount Graham, a pleasant little brook with wild rhubarb growing on its banks winds through a setting of really tall trees and green grass. Girl, age 4, & four others bitten by bobcat Sun. All victims were treated at a nearby hospital and released. Lemmon Road Conditions The victims, aged between four and 63, were staying at the Shannon Campgrounds in Mount Graham Sunday when they encountered the creature the little girl was attacked first by … While the Mt. 1 weather alerts 1 closings/delays. Cunningham Campground - Mt. share. Accessible April 15 through November 14, weather permitting. Posted by. It happened in the evening at Shannon Campground near Mt. The actual name “Pinaleño Mountains” comes from an Indian word meaning “many deer”, or “deer mountain.” Mount Graham is the the summit of the Pinaleño Mountains at an elevation of 10,720 feet. Such a diverse habitat makes this an excellent area for bird watching. Campsites are shaded under mature Engelmann spruce and Douglas-fir. 303 Old Tucson Rd. 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