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Picture Rocks Site

Space for 2 Rigs
40 ft max
2 nights maximum

Notice Required
1 day
1 month max
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  • Slideouts Allowed
  • Generators Not Allowed
  • Barbecues Allowed
  • Lawnchairs Allowed
  • Pets Welcome


  • 30 Amp Electric Hookup
  • Water Hookup
  • Tow Vehicle Parking
  • Campfire Ring
  • Off-Leash Area
  • $15/night requested for hookups


Surrounded by Saguaro Nalt monument, neighbors Ironwood Nalt park, in rural area. Near Old Tucson studio and Desert museum, approx 8 miles to shopping. Paved road to driveway, easy access. Easy access to hiking and atv trails.

Have 30 amp elec and water available for $15.00. Excellent water. Sites are open to overnighters. Can discuss longer stays, week or month. Not available from May to Oct.

House Rules

Respect neighbors, use common courtsey

Access Road Conditions

Paved road to driveway

Tow Vehicle Parking Details

Parking avaible


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Retired so usually available from 1st of Nov to end of April


Tucson, AZ, United States of America

Suggested Local Attractions

Old Tucson studio, Desert museum, Casino del Sol, Pima Air and Space museum, Saguaro nalt monument and Ironwood forest.

Your Host

Member Since
March 8, 2018
Host's Age

50 References

48 Positive References

2 Neutral or Negative Reference

References for Picture Rocks site


May 2020

pictured rocks

Donna was very nice and accomodating, area is beautiful, but next door neighbor is extremely rude


April 2020

Thanks for offering us a safe place to stay during these stressful times.

Beautiful location.


March 2020

Little Desert Oasis

Sweet lady with a hospitable spirit & giving heart. More entertaining and enjoyable to talk to than most. She’s a joy. Great little quiet spot.


March 2020

Overnight stay

Awesome host!!! Great location!


March 2020

Great location for Saguaro National park west

You couldn’t be much closer to the National park! And the sweet host was quite helpful.


March 2020

Short visit

Donna was awesome! She help line up the rv in our space & we fit perfect!
Great location to the National park & museums!!!
Big bonus was the music jam! My husband is a musician & she invited us to jam with her & her friends(by the way were great folks!)
Said our goodbyes & she gave us a bag of pecans & fresh lemons!!👍👍⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


February 2020

Nice Quiet Spot

Nice quiet spot in a beautiful desert area. Conveniently located close to Saguaro National Park, the Desert Museum and Old Tucson and all roads east and south from this boon docking location actually pass through the park. Wonderful, wonderful scenery. As a bonus, we were given a bag of freshly picked pecans as we were leaving! These are good solid folks with boon docking in their blood. Thank you, donna82, for a pleasant stay!


February 2020

Beautiful location outside of Tuscon

A welcoming host who has a beautiful space to park your rig in. We were here just overnight and it was perfect for us. Although we didn’t use it, she offered electricity and water too. If we’re back this way again, we’d definitely stay here.


February 2020

great experience!

Picture Rocks won't disappoint. Host is very friendly and welcoming, not at all intrusive. Site was perfect for my 32' travel trailer with easy connection to 30-amp electric and water. This is wide-open Sonoran desert country with no city lights or noise. Don't be surprised by beautiful starry night skies, but expect coyotes to howl and neighborhood dogs to respond. It comes with the territory! All in all, a very positive experience and I hope to return next winter.


January 2020

Nothing much

Nothing much to recommend it


January 2020

Great host

Donna has a wonderful site and is quite an inspiring woman!


January 2020

Nice n Easy

Nice folks, easy hookups!


December 2019

Great area!

Beautiful area to wake up in about nine miles from the Saguaro National Park West Visitor Center. Donna was very kind and welcoming. GPS maps did not take me to the location so be sure to rely on your host instructions! Great stay would stay here again


December 2019

Great host

I appreciated my stay here.
My GPS gave me wrong directions to the place. I called my host , she kindly went in her car and I followed her to the place.
My host was very friendly, I definitely would like to come back.


December 2019


Donna, was so welcoming. Close enough to everything we wanted to do. We will stay here again! Not to mention that the timing was just right for some fresh pecans! Thank you, Soon for a perfect stay.


December 2019

Boondocking with Benifits

This is the place to stay in Tucson. The host is very friendly and goes out of her way to get you settled. Nice quiet location. If you need water or electric she has hookups for a small fee.


December 2019

Nice easy accessible location

Donna was a very good host and was quick to show me where to park. This is a nice location, accessible to all that Saguaro NP West has to offer and to Tucson also. The neighborhood dogs barked a little during the evening but quieted down by 9pm. I would stay here again.


December 2019


Loved our visit with Donna, very friendly. Location is great for going to the Desert Museum.
Would definitely visit again.


November 2019


Donna is a wonderful host whose place is away from the crowds but perfectly located to visit Tucson. Would stay again.


August 2019

Great place!

It was a pleasure to meet Donna. Grateful for the stay!


April 2019


I could not have found a nicer place or person to visit with. Donna you are “one in a million”.


April 2019

Picture Rocks site

This was a great place for us to stay for 2 nights while in the Tucson area. It was a beautiful desert setting! Donna was very welcoming and friendly, offering us water and electric for a minimal fee. It was very quiet for a great night's sleep! We would definitely stay here again!


April 2019

Fantastic Location-Great private spot!

My husband and I stayed with Donna for 5 nights and it was fantastic! We were able to hike in the Saguaro National Park which is minutes from her home. The space she provides is private and very easily accesible. It is cozy and she offers water and electric as well. We would have extended our stay had it not been for the Easter Weekend and prior plans. The town has everything to offer locally within 1 mile for gas/food, and Tucson is very close by as well. We stayed in a 32 ft fifth wheel and it was just large enough for our unit. If you have a Class A or C you may be able to be bigger.Great place, and wonderful host!!!


April 2019

Lovely Nook

Donna generously let us take a quick overnight to break up our driving. I am sorry we didn't get a chance to visit. I cannot yet name the beautiful plants, but will make it a point to learn them soon. We drove in through the town of Marana and departed through the Saguaro National Park. Gorgeous! It's on the list to visit next winter. Thank you, Donna!


April 2019

Very nice

Had a exciting time there Donna was very nice and helpful. Saw a lot of wild life there the spot she put us up in was very nice, would go back again.


March 2019

Awesome Lady

Mrs. Donna is an excellent host. Thanks for the stay and knowledge of the area. Oh so close to the Saguaro NP West, and East too.


March 2019

Second stay as good as the first.

When we stay in Tucson, I can't Imagine
staying some where else.


March 2019

Nice place

Our host was great and the spot was very nice.


March 2019

Donna was the best!

Our stay was great. Donna went out of her way to provide information on what to see and do in Tucson. She sent us to music jam sessions and we played at her site at night with others staying there. She had electric and water at a nice quite residential setting. If you are looking to be away from the city lights and have a great host, Donna would be my pick.


March 2019

Quiet and private

Had a quiet and peaceful stay in a beautiful area. Highly recommended!


February 2019


Donna is very friendly and all smiles. Site is level and easy to back my 40 foot beast into. Quiet at night, only thing we heard was the coyotes yipping.


February 2019


Nice quiet place to stay. We had business in Tucson and stayed for 2 nights. It was an out of the way location. Beautiful country. Thank you Donna


February 2019

Donna was the perfect host :)

Donna graciously contacted us after someone else canceled and we were very happy to have had the opportunity to spend 2 nights at her lovely place. She met us upon arrival and directed us into our space and quickly got us set up with electricity since it was almost dark when we arrived. Our gps led us down the wrong path, so do check with her concerning the exact location. Although it's nearly 2mi to the Saguaro Nat'l Park trailhead, my husband and I walked to it with no problems, but be careful because drivers speed like crazy down Picture Rocks Rd! Or better yet, just take your car or RV to the parking lot/picnic area! We hiked for 4 hrs in the Nat'l Park and only encountered one other couple. Beautiful vistas well worth the effort. Also of note, there's a Family Dollar within walking distance of her house to resupply if needed. We'd definitely recommend a stay at Donna's.


February 2019

Nice Stay

Thanks for everything.


February 2019


Host was all smiles as she welcomed us. She is gracious and very knowledgeable about the local restaurants, camping, hiking and more. This was a perfect two night stay right on the border of the Saguaro Mountain Park. The site is perfectly level with hookups available. Quiet neighborhood, I fell asleep each night to the smothering hoots of some local owl. Would love to come back.


February 2019

Peaceful, Quiet Place, and Delightful Host

Our host told us an interesting story about her brother who has an historic wagon train business in Wyoming. He and his family take people on wagon train trips on wagon train routes of the 1800's.
In the 90's they went from Independence, Missouri along the Oregon Trail to the Pacific Coast. She showed us photos which were amazing.

Her place is next to the Saguaro National Forest West and not far from the Living Desert Museum. It's also close to Tucson for shopping, bike riding (Sweetwater Preserve is great for Mountain biking), etc.


January 2019

Wonderful Place!

We loved this beautiful site on the edge of the Saguaro National Forest and our wonderful host. So far, the best Boondockers Welcome stay of all! Thank you, Donna!


January 2019

Great location for Tucson and Saguaro Nat Park

Easy access to Tucson, right inside Saguaro National Park. I had to cut my visit short and only stayed one night, but it was quiet and had beautiful landscaping. Donna greeted me and helped me navigate into my spot, but after that I did not have an opportunity to talk with her, but that was because I had to leave early. I appreciate my great host and highly recommend this Boondocker.
Thanks Donna!


January 2019


This host and site are amazing! Close to incredible hiking and biking. Our host is fun, kind, knowledgeable about the area and prompt. The site is beautiful, and quiet, and we even had a hooting owl one night. We’ve loved getting to know our host. Thank you!

Johan and Loes

January 2019


The communication with Donna was fast and good. Stayed here for 2 nights. The location is Great and the sequoia np and museum is in her backyard! We had a wonderful time in this lovely area


December 2018


Donna’s Host picture doesn’t reflect well the Donna we’ve met. She is very (I mean very) active, knowledgeable about the area and RV traveling, and, so friendly. She should be paid by the Tourism Office in Tucson for accurate advises she gave us; we’ve learned a lot from our visits at the Desert Museum (so many species of animals and plants living in the Desert), also at the Old Tucson Studios and got few tips to pursue our trip. She insisted for us to stay one more day to go harvesting Pecans with her and friends; not having a fix schedule (like she said), we agreed. We finally stayed 5 nights instead of 4.

You are done with us Donna; each time we will eat a Pecan, we will think of you … for the rest of our life. Our stay was peaceful, instructive and so easy with Donna. Thank you for your devotion and warm welcome.

Pauline & Chris


December 2018

Warm & Welcoming

Ms. Donna was warm & made me feel very welcome, she greeted us as we arrived, introduced herself & introduced us to her fur babies. She showed us where to park. She gave me directions to an appointment I had in town the next day. Donna's home is at the end of a quiet road, yet she is not far from any amenities one might need in town. The area surrounding her home is very beautiful! I am so thankful to Donna for allowing us this stop over where it was peaceful & I felt safe & relaxed & could sleep well.


November 2018

Great host, great stay - couldn't ask for more!

Donna is an excellent host! We planned to stay 2 nights and are still here, going on night 3. The location is great and as she advertises she has room for 3 rigs with full hookups. We opted to dry camp, and our 30 ft 5th wheel is nicely tucked into an additional driveway surrounded by bushes and trees, so it feels very private, with a view out to one of those incredible desert peaks.
Donna is a warm and welcoming person, and knows a lot about RVing in this area, as well as in a lot of other areas. We are newbies, and have really appreciated her years of experience RVing all over the southwest, as well as her knowledge about what to enjoy in Tucson.
She invited us to join her ATVing in Saguaro National Forest, and we did! She and her friends stopped along the way to point out different desert plants, introducing us to the desert environment. They also took us to a petroglyph site, and waited while we hiked up to the site to take it all in.
We can't recommend Donna enough! If you are in this area, definitely stay her! 5 stars Plus!

Pat and Josie Milan

November 2018

Picture Perfect!

Nice tucked away spot with Saguaro National Park and Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum practically in the back yard! Donna greeted us the morning after our arrival, inviting us to RV with her and telling us about a local musicians gathering that evening. If we hadn’t run into longtime friends, we may have taken her up on her offer! Thanks for allowing us to boondock on your lovely space, Donna!


November 2018

Great location and wonderful host!

This was our first stay with Boondockers and a very positive one. The location was perfect for checking out the Tuscon area, and the neighborhood was quite and safe. It's super close to great hikes in Saguaro National Park West. Our host was very nice and gave us ideas on what to do and other areas for boondocking. She also invited us to go ATV riding with her for a small fee. She had water and electric hookups available for a fee as well. We stayed 4 nights. A great option if looking for a home base to explore Tucson.


November 2018

Very friendly

Host is very nice and had a great fenced yard for my dogs to play in. Convenient to Saguaro National Park West.


November 2018

Very Nice Host, Good Location

Donna was great! Her place is super close to Saguaro National Park, which is why we were in the area. It was pretty convenient to Tucson as well. We enjoyed our stay!


April 2018

Beautiful spot.

Donna was incredibly knowledgable, from what was in the area to see and do to helping a with an electrical problem on the trailer. She was very kind as a seasoned RV traveller to a couple of newbies! I would highly recommend this as a stop if you are visiting the Tucson area. Thanks Donna for everything!!!

S and J

March 2018

Our stay in Tucson

Great place to overnight. Saguaro National park is just minutes away. We didn't have much time to talk to Donna but she did greet us as we arrived and had great suggestions on things to do in the area.


March 2018

Great hostess!

Really enjoyed our stay with Donna! She lives in a beautiful area near the Saguaro National Park - great scenery! Her place is quiet and peaceful with plenty of room to park our motorhome. Donna is very familiar with the local area and had many useful suggestions as far as places to visit, best routes, etc. Had a great visit and will definitely look her up if we’re back in the area!