Loop A – Catalina SP Campground

Catalina Loop A entry

Loop A Entrance – Site 2 pull-thru

11570 N. Oracle Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85737

520-628-5798 (Park Office)
520-586-2283 (Reservations)

Campground Site Map

Malia’s Miles Catalina SP Overview Page

Click here for my Campgrounds Overview for full details with Pros/Cons on all loops, including group and equestrian areas.

During my time here I stayed in Loop B, but here’s what I learned about Loop A:

My visit: April 1-14, 2017 – (Click pics for large versions)

Site 1 is a nice sized back-in to the right as soon as you enter this loop.

Rounding the first corner are Sites 7 and 8, both pull-thrus.

Catalina Loop A Site 11

Site 11 is the most requested site in this loop due to its privacy and trees.

Catalina Loop A Site 17

Site 17 has beautiful mountains for its yard, but it feels a little too close to the road to me.

Catalina Loop A coming back to front

Street scene coming to the road leading back to the front.

Catalina Loop A Site 24

Back to the entrance now, Site 24 at the end of the first loop.

Catalina Loop A Site 29

Into the second loop now is Site 29.

Catalina Loop A Site 31

In my opinion, Site 31 would be the least desirable since there’s no buffer between the site and the road.

Catalina Loop A Site 37

Site 37 seemed like a nice back-in.

Catalina Loop A Site 46

Almost to the end, street scene showing Site 46 on the left looking back into the second loop.

Catalina Loop A Bath

Since I wrote about how impressed I was with the restrooms/showers in Loop B, I heard this loop’s building was a bit smaller and older, but it was still immaculately clean facilities with modern equipment.

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Loop A Details:

47 reserveable sites in this loop, some back-in and some pull-through.  All sites have 20/30/50 amp and water at each site. Roads and sites are all paved and have picnic tables and BBQ grills. In this loop only, some sites can be reserved as either electric or non-electric (1, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17, 19, 21, 23 25). This option can only be had by calling the park office directly and then electric panel is locked and not usable. No generator use allowed. See links above for more details and rates.

Park Manager Steve Haas told me that since Loop A is the older loop, it has more trees and shade in general. Big rigs usually stay in Loop B and the views tend to be a little better due to being a bit higher. Loop B is manicured a little more, while A is kept a little more natural.

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All Malia’s Miles Catalina State Park Pages:

Park Overview  (including Nature Trail) ♦  Romero Ruin Trail
Campgrounds OverviewLoop ALoop B

Nearby Attractions I Explored:

(more coming soon)

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ♦ Saguaro National Park
Sabino Canyon
♦ Mount Lemmon

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