A much-loved rustic campground just beyond the town limits of Arivaca, 50 miles southwest of Tucson, has been shut down for issues with permits.
Pima County made the move after county inspectors received an anonymous tip about problems at La Siesta Campground.
The rustic campground has served several non-profit groups, such as Wounded Warriors, Fallen Soldiers and Sisters on the Fly, while the town of less than 700 people relies on campers and tourists to support their restaurants and shops.
Pima County zoning officials inspected the campground and concluded that La Siesta does not have the proper permits. Concerns include electricity distribution at the campground and waste disposal.
Campground officials and community members are trying to determine their options, and want to save their beloved, old-fashioned campground. The county is working with owners to figure out a solution.
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