Large Binocular Telescope Tour and Camp Out
Join us for a tour of The Large Binocular Telescope (the World’s Largest) and camping at Treasure Park on Mt Graham near Safford.
When - Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 10am - Leaving from Treasure Park Campground
Camping - We have reserved the East group site in Treasure Park from Friday, May 27 through Thursday, June 2nd. The tour will only take place on Sunday, but you are welcome to stay at the campsite through the 2nd. We will be staying until Thursday.
Treasure Park is a nice, big meadow with plenty of room to run around.The campsite has a few upgrades, there are picnic tables and bear boxes. Water is available nearby. There are no toilets, although there are pit toilets at the nearby Hospital Flat Campground. The days will be warm and the nights cool, but there is plenty of firewood. The elevation is 8900 feet. Riggs Lake is a few miles up the road and is open for fishing and small boats.
Treasure Park Location - AZ 366 at mile marker 139.
A map of Mt Graham is here:http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5325453.pdf
Our campsite is off Road 89 on Map C.
IMPORTANT: If you want a tour of the telescope, you must email me the names of every person in your party and the year, make, model and license number of your vehicle by May 13, 2016. This is so we can get your "squirrel permit" from the Forest Service.
No dogs are allowed at the telescope, even if they stay in your car. Dogs are allowed at the campground. No firearms are permitted at the telescope. No exceptions will be made.
google maps campground
Forrest Service graded roads to access camping areas.