Twin Peaks Campground at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is the main campground in the park, located 1.5 miles (3.8 km) from the Kris Eggle Visitor Center and Highway 85. Park visitors come to explore the Sonoran Desert and learn about the ancient people who lived here. The Twin Peaks campground has 208 sites, four of which are large enough to accommodate RVs up to 45 feet in length. Thirty-four sites are reserved for tent camping only. Reservations are required during the peak season (January through March). An EarthSky visitor describes the site: “No artificial lights, and you are in the desert.”
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