Camping is permitted in nearly all areas of the forests. At several heavily used locations (Lee Valley Reservoir, Greer Lakes, Woods Canyon Lake, and Big Lake) camping in the area is restricted to campgrounds. There are more than 800 developed family camp and picnic units on the forests.

See Map link below showing locations.

Campground Map: Click Map Below

Forest Service Campgrounds: There are over 1000 maintained campgrounds on the Forest Service. Camping Mid May through September

Here are some : Camping Locations Mid May through September

All locations have restrooms and or drinking water except where noted

All locations allow tent camping, those who have camp trailer/RV spaces also are noted

Campgrounds with showers are notated. See Map showing locations

· Campgrounds in Mogollon Rim Locations West of Heber;

Canyon Creek

` Chevlon Creek

Chevlon Lake

Clear Creek Res.

Fool Hollow has showers

Lyman Lake

McHood Park

Willow Springs camping nearby

Woods Canyon

Black Canyon Rim Camp Ground no trailer RV sites

Gentry Campground no drinking water no trailer RV sites

Sink Hole CG

Canyon Point CG has showers

Spillway CG

Aspen CG

Crook CG

Mogollon CG

· Campground s Show Low to Hannagen

Alpine Divide

Blue Crossing No drinking water no trailer RV sites

Benny Creek No trailer RV sites

Brookchar (Big Lake) No trailer rv sites

Buffalo Crossing No drinking water

Cutthroat (Big Lake) NO trailer RV sites

Diamond Rock

Fool Hollow

Gabaldon No water

Grayling (Big lake) No trailer RV sites

Hannagan No Trailer RV sites

Horseshoe Cinega Lake Closed at this time

KP Cinega No trailer or RV sites

Hulsey Lake


Lee Valley Lake /Winn Campground No water

Lewis Canyon no drinking water

Los Burros No water

Luna Lake

Luna Lake Group Site

Rainbow (Big Lake)

Rolfe C. Hoyer

Scotts reservoir No drinking water no trailer RV sites

Show Low Lake

South Fork

Upper Blue No trailer RV sites

West Fork No trailer RV sites

Winn Campground


Scott Reservoir

Lewis Canyon Group Site

White River Reservation Camping (and Boating):

Requires Reservation Camping Permits and or Special regulations

A-1 Lake trailer okay

Drift Fence Lake

Earl Park trailer okay

Cooley Lake

Cyclone Lake

Diamond Creek 3

Ditch Camp North Fork

Hawley Lake

Horseshoe Cienaga

Hurricane Lake Rent a Lake

Lower Big Bonita Creek

Lower Log Road

North Fork

Pacheta Lake

Paradise Creek R

Reservation Lake trailer okay

Salt River Canyon trailer okay

Shush BeTou (Big Bear) Lake trailer okay

Shush Be Zahee Lake trailer okay

Sunrise Lake trailer okay

Campgrounds near Wilderness areas: Blue Crossing (no Trailer or RV sites) and Lee Valley

Campgrounds and Recreational Vehicle Parks:

All area codes are 928-

Ultimate RV campground locator tool:


Alpine Village RV Park 42702 Hwy 180 Alpine 339-1841

Arizona High Country Campground 064 Sawmill Rd Clay Springs 739-0005

Bear Paw Rv Park 425 E Central Av Eagar 333-4650

Casa Malapais Campground 272 W. Main Springerville 333-4632

Coronado Trail Cabins and RV Park 25304 Hwy 191 Alpine 339-4041

Elk Horn RV Park 4307 W. White Mountain Blvd., Lakeside, 368-5343

Elk Meadows Sunrise of Arizona, 990 Highway 260, Heber-Overgaard, 535-5978

Elk Pines RV Resort 2256 Hwy 260 Overgaard 535-3833

Forest Lakes RV Resort 3206 Hwy 260 Forest Lakes 535-4437

Heaslett’s Circle B Cabins & RV Park 1 County Rd Greer 735-7290

Hon-Dah RV Park Hwy 73 & 260 Pinetop 369-7400

KOA Kampground 102 Hermosa Dr. Holbrook 524-6689

Lakeside Campground 5925 Wagon Wheel Rd. Lakeside 368-6841

Meadow View Rv PK ` 7 County Rd 2054 Alpine 339-1850

Mountain Aire RV Park 50 County Rd 1120 Greer 735-7524 Overgaard Resort & Trailer Park, 2750 Yates Road, Overgaard, 535-4430

· Pete’s Retreat RV Resort, 3486 Pete Retreat Road, Lakeside (368-5427)

Pine Flat RV Park 1051 E Woodland Lake Rd Pinetop 367-4657

Putters Paradise 2085 W Hwy 277 Snowflake 536-2127

Rainbow Forest RV Park 3720 Rainbow Lake Dr. Lakeside 368-5286

· Rim Country RV Park, 3629 White Mountain Blvd., Pinetop, (368-5898)

· Rim Crest RV Park, Hwy 260, Pinetop-Lakeside, (537-4660)

Show Low Lake Campground 5800 Show Low Lake Rd Lakeside 537-4126

Campgrounds and RV Parks
· Overgaard Resort & Trailer Park, 2750 Yates Road, Overgaard, (535-4430)

· Pete’s Retreat RV Resort, 3486 Pete Retreat Road, Lakeside (368-5427)

· Pine Shadows Mobile Home & Travel Trailer Park, 4951 S. White Mountain Road, Show Low (537-2895)

· Ponderosa Trailer Park, Pinetop-Lakeside (368-6989)

· Putter’s Paradise RV Park, 1002 AZ Highway 277, Snowflake (536-2127)

· Rainbow Forest RV Park, 3720 Rainbow Lake Dr., Lakeside, (368-5286)

· Ranchero Mobile Home & RV Park, 3860 S. White Mountain Road, Show Low, (537-4479)

· Rim Country RV Park, 3629 White Mountain Blvd., Pinetop, (368-5898)

· Rim Crest RV Park, Hwy 260, Pinetop-Lakeside, (537-4660)

· Show Low Lake County Park, 5808 Show Low Lake Road, Show Low, (527-4126)

· Sleepy Hollow RV Park, 3734 W. White Mountain Blvd., Lakeside, (368-9029)

· Valley View Mobile Home Park, 1896 Ignacio Dr. Eagar, (333-2435)

· Venture In RV Resort, 270 N. Clark Road, Show Low, (537-4443)

· Waltner’s RV Resort, 4800 S. 28th, Show Low, 537-4611

Many lakes have trails you can hike.

Woods Canyon Lake
The 52-acre Woods Canyon Lake rests at 7,500 feet atop the precipitous sandstone brow of the Mogollon Rim, 120 miles northeast of Phoenix. One of the most heavily used areas in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, it offers seven developed campgrounds, which overflow with weary desert-dwellers seeking refuge from the summer heat. But escaping the crowds is easy on any of several hikes around the lake. The flat 5-mile trail around the lake is an ideal family hike. You can begin at the Spillway Campground at the southeast edge of the lake and continue across the dam at the lake’s eastern end. For the first 3 miles, the trail meanders through open stands of ponderosas, Gambel oaks and some ghostlike aspen trees. A half-mile from the Rocky Point Picnic Area, the path joins the Nature Trail. This 1-mile hike starts at the picnic area, goes to a limestone sinkhole and returns lakeside. The lake hike ends at the Rocky Point parking lot. From there you can shuttle back to the Spillway parking lot or hike another half-mile to complete the 5-mile trek.

Information: Guided nature walks begin at 10 a.m. each Saturday, Memorial Day through Labor Day. Black Mesa Ranger District, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, 928-535-4481; Recreation Resource Management, Canyon Point Campground, 928-535-9233

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