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Christopher Creek Campground, AZ

Overview

With an elevation over a mile-high(5640 ft), Christopher Creek Campground's crisp, fresh air and vibrant views are a joy to behold. The facility is tucked along the banks of the spring-fed Christopher Creek, which passes just below the Mogollon Rim.

The Mogollon Rim, pronounced by locals as "muggy-own," is a 200-mile long cliff in northern Arizona that ranges between 5,000 and 7,000 ft in elevation. The unique landscape was created by extreme erosion and faulting that has sculpted spectacular canyons and buttes. The rim serves as the geographical dividing line between the cool high country above and the hot, dry desert below. Christopher Creek is located in the desert portion, but is balanced by the cool waters of the …

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Payson, AZ

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Camping

Clear Creek Group Campground, AZ

Overview

This cozy group campground is tucked in the Lower Sonoran Desert along the banks of the fresh, chilly Clear Creek. Campers can wade in the creek, fish, or curl up with a book under the umbrella of cottonwood trees. Another popular pastime here is birdwatching, where you might just spot a hawk or bald eagle in flight.

Clear Creek Campground is seven miles southeast of the small ranching town of Camp Verde. It's part of the Coconino National Forest, one of the most diverse forests in the country. Landscapes range from alpine tundra to desert valleys and red canyons.

Recreation

The campground is part of an oasis that attracts a variety of wildlife. Colorful songbirds and raptors are common …
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FS Road 626, Camp Verde, AZ

Amenities

Camping, Birding

Chavez Crossing Campground, AZ

Overview

Chavez Crossing Group Campground is in the picturesque Red Rock district of Arizona, with famous red rock formations and breathtaking painted sunsets. Placed beside a creek and surrounded by sycamore and cypress groves, the campground's location offers a fresh sense of the great outdoors. It's also conveniently close to developed entertainment like golf courses and stylish restaurants in the resort town of Sedona. Drive through Oak Creek Canyon to view majestic red-hued cliffs, buttes, and canyons. At night, relax by the campfire at your site or take advantage of Sedona's trendy shopping and nightlife.

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Go wading or fishing in the crystal clear waters of Oak Creek or take a stroll with your camera to photograph the unique flora, …
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Oak Creek Cliffs Drive, Sedona, AZ

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Canyon Point Campground, AZ

Overview

Located in the scenic Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest in north central Arizona near the town of Heber, Canyon Point has a range of individual and group campsites to suit many visitors.

The campground sits in a heavily wooded pine and aspen area 5 miles from the popular Willow Springs Lake. Campers enjoy trout fishing (both lake and stream), hiking, boating and photography.

Recreation

Hikers enjoy staying at Canyon Point because of its access to trails to the Sinkhole and the edge of the Mogollon Rim, which offers a spectacular view.

Its proximity to Willow Springs Lake also draws boaters and anglers. Families who stay on the weekends often attend educational programs given by Forest Service rangers at the facility's amphitheater. …
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A-Loop, AZ

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Camping, Hiking, Picnicking, Boating, Fishing, Day use area

Spillway Campground, AZ

Overview

Spillway Campground is on the shores of popular Woods Canyon Lake near the town of Heber in north central Arizona. Situated in a pine forest with plenty of shade, the campground has individual campsites as well as one group campsite for small gatherings. Given its proximity to the lake, hiking trails and scenic areas, Spillway is a convenient getaway for anglers, boaters, hikers, families and photographers.

Recreation

Woods Canyon Lake is one of seven lakes in the Rim Lakes Recreation Area, and one of the most visited. Trout fishing (both lake and stream) is a favorite pastime. Woods Canyon Lake only allows electric boat motors. Two other lakes are within a short drive.

The Rim Lakes Vista Trail, less …
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AZ

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Camping, Hiking, Picnicking, Boating, Fishing, Day use area

Houston Mesa Campground, AZ

Overview

Houston Mesa Campground is located in the forested northern section of Tonto National Forest, just one mile north of Payson, Arizona and less than two hours from Phoenix.

With family, equestrian and tent-only campsites, this campground can accommodate a range of visitors and offers plenty of ways to enjoy the outdoors, including several miles of hiking and horseback riding trails nearby.

As the fifth largest forest in the United States, the Tonto National Forest is one of the most-visited "urban" forests in the United States (approximately 5.8 million visitors annually). Its boundaries are Phoenix to the south, the Mogollon Rim to the north and the San Carlos and Fort Apache Indian reservations to the east.

Recreation

Many visitors come …
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Location info

Houston Mesa Road, Payson, AZ

Amenities

Camping, Hiking, Picnicking

Sharp Creek Campground, AZ

Overview

Sharp Creek is a small campground located in an area of central Arizona known for its pleasant temperatures, spectacular scenery and outdoor recreation. There are tent-only, family and group sites to accommodate a wide range of visitors.

Recreation

The campground is in a central location for hiking, fishing, boating and picnicking.

Anglers can try for trout in nearby Christopher Creek. Hikers can access the historic Highline National Recreational Trail, which runs for 51 miles along the base of the Mogollon Rim, from the 260 Trail three miles east of the campground. Two lakes nearby offer additional fishing and boating options.

Facilities

Sharp Creek is a small campground with 20 campsites conveniently spread out into four loops. Campsites are spacious, …
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Payson, AZ

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Hiking, Camping, Fishing, Wildlife viewing

Ponderosa Campground, AZ

Overview

Named for the towering pines under which it sits, Ponderosa Campground is tucked in the rolling forests of northern Arizona.

As the fifth-largest forest in the country, the Tonto National Forest is one of the most-visited urban forests in the United States, boasting about 5.8 million visitors annually. Its boundaries are Phoenix to the south, the Mogollon Rim to the north and the San Carlos and Fort Apache Indian reservations to the east.

Recreation

Most visitors enjoy walking along the campground's nature trail, traveling into the town of Payson, taking advantage of the area's hiking trails and lakes or simply relaxing at the campsite.

Scenic driving and outdoor recreation abound in the surrounding Tonto National Forest. A series of …
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Arizona 260, Payson, AZ

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Camping, Hiking, Fish hatchery, Fishing, Horseback riding

Burnt Corral Campground, AZ

Overview

Burnt Corral Campground and Recreation Area (elevation 1914') is about 5.8 miles south of Roosevelt Dam along the Apache Trail (AZ Hwy 88) along the shoreline of Apache Lake. It is nestled amongst the saguaros, mesquites, and palo verdes, and offers opportunities to boat, swim, fish, relax, hike, and sightsee.  

Recreation

Burnt Corral Campground offers something for almost everyone. Motorboating, fishing, water-skiing, and paddlesports are very popular because of the developed and undeveloped lake access from within the campground. Others may enjoy hiking nearby trails, being challenged by local jeep trails, or practicing their landscape photography, or simply relaxing with a good book.

Facilities

Burnt Corral Campground includes 76 camp units, vault toilets, potable water hydrants, 6 day-use picnic …

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FR 183D, Roosevelt, AZ

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Water access, Camping, Hiking, Picnicking, Wildlife viewing, Boating, Fishing, Paddling, Biking, Photography

Schoolhouse Campground, AZ

Overview

Schoolhouse Campground is located in close proximity to the eastern shores of Roosevelt Lake with an elevation of 2,100 feet. Roosevelt is Arizona's largest lake offering a number of great water based recreation opportunites such as fishing, motorized and non-motorized boating, and lakeside hiking.  

Recreation

Schoolhouse Campground offers easy access to Roosevelt Lake with a paved boat ramp. This provides excellent opportunities for boating, kayaking, canoeing, and other water-based recreation activites. Fishing is another popular activity where anglers fish for Largemouth and Small mouth Bass; Crappie; Sunfish; Channel and Flathead Catfish.   

Other activities in this area include, hiking, biking, wildlife viewing, and photography.

Facilities

This campground offers 40 campsites within Mesquite Loop, which can accomidate RVs, trailers, and multi-vehicle …

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Point, Roosevelt, AZ

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Non-motorized boating, Camping, Hiking, Picnicking, Wildlife viewing, Boating, Fishing, Amphitheater, Paddling, Biking, Photography, Motor boat, Kayaking, Canoeing

Cholla Campground, AZ

Overview

Cholla Campground at Roosevelt Lake, is one of several campgrounds on the shores of the largest lake/reservoir located entirely in the State of Arizona. It is situated within a lush sonoran desert landscape at an elevation of 2168'. Cholla Campground is also the largest solar powered campground in the United States. Each of its 206 campsites have shade ramadas, firepits, grills, and picnic tables. Playgrounds, showers and toilet facilites are scattered throughout the campground. The area around Cholla Campground is often alive with abundant wildlife such as mule deer, coyotes, geese, fox, javalina, and the occasional bald eagle.

Recreation

Recreation opportunities abound at Cholla Campground. Launch your bass boat, ski boat, or pontoon boat from the developed boat ramps …

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Unnamed Road, Tonto Basin, AZ

Amenities

Camping, Hiking, Picnicking, Scenic drive, Wildlife viewing, Boating, Fishing, Paddling, Biking, Kayaking, Canoeing

Black Canyon Rim Campground, AZ

Overview

Black Canyon Rim Campground has 20 sites of varying sizes. All sites can accommodate tents and pop-up campers. Some sites are suitable for pull trailers, 5th-wheel trailers, and motorhomes up to 40 feet.

Recreation

Fishing and boating (electric motors) are available on Black Canyon Lake, approximately 2.5 miles northeast of the campground. The historic grave site of Stott, Scott, and Wilson, three young men lynched during the Pleasant Valley War is located within walking distance.

This campground is a favorite stopping place for those traveling on the General Crook National Recreation Trail.

Facilities

Each campsite offers a campfire ring with grill and picnic table. Additional amenities include accessible vault toilets, drinking water and trash service. Access is on both …
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Black Canyon Road, AZ

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Camping

Aspen Campground, AZ

Overview

Aspen Campground is a scenic hideaway for anglers, boaters, families and photographers, located in north central Arizona near Heber and Payson. It sits in a dense pine and aspen area forest near the shore of Woods Canyon Lake at an elevation of 7,000 ft. With spacious campsites, calm and scenic lake waters, a marina, boat ramp and many amenities, Aspen is one of the most popular camping spots in Arizona.

Recreation

Popular activities include trout fishing, hiking, boating and photography. Woods Canyon Lake is one of seven lakes in the Rim Lakes Recreation Area, and one of the most visited. Two other lakes are within a short drive. Woods Canyon Lake only allows electric boat motors.

An easy hiking …
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Woods Canyon Road, Payson, AZ

Amenities

Camping, Hiking, Picnicking, Boating, Evening programs, Amphitheater, Paddling, Interpretive programs, Canoeing, Guided interpretive walks

Woods Canyon Lake Campground, AZ

Overview

Woods Canyon Lake Group Area is located in north central Arizona near the community of Forest Lakes. The camp is adjacent to popular Woods Canyon Lake and situated in thick pine forests, providing a great getaway for large groups of up to 100 people. It offers plenty of activities for anglers, boaters, hikers, families and photographers.

Recreation

Woods Canyon Lake is one of seven lakes in the Rim Lakes Recreation Area, and one of the most visited. Trout fishing (both lake and stream) is a favorite pastime. Woods Canyon Lake only allows electric boat motors. Two other lakes are within a short drive.

The Rim Lakes Vista Trail, less than a mile from the campground, and others in the …
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Woods Canyon Road, Payson, AZ

Amenities

Boating, Camping, Fishing

Crook Campground, AZ

Overview

This group campground is situated in a tall ponderosa pine forest, just down the road from the popular Woods Canyon Lake in north central Arizona. The shaded campground is a nice hideaway for large groups with opportunities for boaters, anglers, hikers, families and photographers.

Recreation

Popular activities include trout fishing, hiking, boating, cycling, horseback riding, and photography. Woods Canyon Lake is the most popular of four lakes in the Rim Lakes Recreation Area. Woods Canyon Lake only allows electric boat motors. The paved Meadow Trail borders Crook Campground and will bring you about 1 mile north to Woods Canyon Lake or one quarter mile south to the The Rim Lakes Vista and Rim Trail is just a quarter mile …
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Woods Canyon Road, Payson, AZ

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Camping, Hiking, Picnicking, Wildlife viewing, Boating, Fishing

Fr 9350 Campground, AZ

Dispersed Camping Area. Vault toilet is located at entrance to campground at the Carr Lake Trail Head. This camping area is located immediately adjacent to the Mogollon Rim Escarpment and several campsites are bordered by a 200' vertical drop. This area is not recommended for families with young children or people who are uneasy with heights.

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Unnamed Road, Payson, AZ

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Picnicking, Horse camping

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FS Road 195, Payson, AZ

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Old Rim Road, Payson, AZ

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Forest Service Road 169, Payson, AZ

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Rim Road, Payson, AZ

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