Cutthroat Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The campground has many large ponderosa pines trees and stands of spruce and aspen. Located in the Big Lake Recreation Area, this 18 site campground, accommodates tents only. 

EZ Camping

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 Toilets
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Springerville Ranger District
(928) 333-6200
TTY: (928) 333-5397

General Information


Directions from Springerville: Travel about 25 miles south of Springerville on State Road 273. Cutthroat Campground is located in the Big Lake Recreation Area.

General Notes:
  • There is a scheduled of programs at Visitor's Center
  • Full service store at the lake
  • Campground hosts
  • Fire rings, grills, and picnic tables
  • Dump station
  • Showers 
  • Expect cool to cold nighttime temperatures.
  • Be prepared for rain, often heavy, through July and August.
  • Cutthroat is not designed to accommodate trailers or motor homes. 


Parking: Most sites are walk-in and offer no parking at the site.

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18 units, tent only


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Boat ramp Yes
Toilets Yes
Picnic tables Yes
Tent camping Yes
Drinking water Yes