Brookchar Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This campground is the nearest to the lake shore. Situated in the mixed conifer and aspen, Brook Char offers entirely walk-in sites.

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At a Glance

Reservations: Make a reservation
Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Tent camping,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees See fee schedule.
Usage: Light
Best Season: Mid-May through September.
Closest Towns: Springerville, AZ
Water: Yes
Restroom: Flush Toilet
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Springerville Ranger District
(928) 333-6200
TTY: (928) 333-5397

General Information


Directions from Springerville: Go 25 miles south on State Road 273. Brook Char Campground is located in the Big Lake Recreation Area.

General Notes:
  • Scheduled programs at Visitor's Center
  • Full service store at the lake
  • Campground hosts
  • Fire rings, grills, and picnic tables
  • Dump station
  • Showers
  • No electric hookups
  • Pets must be restrained or on a leash
  • No fee camping after mid-October
  • Because of the high elevation be prepared for cool nighttime temperatures and expect rain, often heavy, through July and August. 

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Boat ramp Yes
Toilets Yes
Picnic tables Yes
Tent camping Yes
Drinking water Yes
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9,040 feet