Saguaro National Park

Saguaro National Park

Manning Camp

Manning Camp, located in the heart of the Saguaro Wilderness Area, is the primary staging area for a variety of wilderness management functions. During the summer, both fire and trail
crews use Manning Camp as their base of operation. Throughout the year, a variety of researchers also stay at Manning Camp while studying the plants and animals of the park.
The supplies needed to support these operations are carried into the Saguaro Wilderness Area by pack mules. Due to the number of livestock at Manning Camp, additional rules apply.

- All livestock at Manning Camp must
be kept in the corrals. There are two
small corrals and one large corral.
- When government-owned livestock
are at Manning Camp, privatelyowned
livestock are not permitted.
- The maximum number of livestock
allowed overnight at Manning
Camp is 10 head.
- Water for livestock is available at the
troughs in the corrals during the
summer months only.
- When water is not available in the
troughs, livestock must be watered
at the creek below the corrals.
- Livestock and people are not
allowed within the fenced water
storage pond above the dam.
- Livestock are not allowed in campsites
at any time.
- Hitching rails are provided for
loading/unloading only. Livestock
must be loaded/unloaded at the
hitching rail and supplies carried
to/from your campsite.
- Do not put saddles on hitching
rails or tie livestock to corral fences.
- Picketing or hobbling of livestock is
not allowed at Manning Camp.
- Grazing livestock is prohibited
within the park. You must provide
your own feed. Weed- free pellets
are recommended.