Lakeside Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Situated near Rainbow Lake and in the midst of beautiful ponderosa pines, the Lakeside Campground is one of the oldest National Forest campgrounds in the state of Arizona.

At a Glance

Reservations: Make a reservation.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees See fee schedule
Usage: Light
Best Season: May 1 to September 31
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Lakeside Ranger District
(928) 368-2100
TTY: (928) 368-5088

General Information


Directions from Lakeside: Just across the highway south of the Lakeside Ranger Station on State Highway 260.

General Notes:
  • Utility hookups are not available
  • Gas, groceries, restaurants are available in Lakeside
  • Pets must be restrained or on a leash
  • Tables and fire grills
  • Campground hosts
  • Dump station

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Recreation areas with activity Campground Camping:
  • 83 campsites in a ponderosa pine forest
  • The sites can accommodate tents, trailers, and motor homes up to 32 feet.

Group Camping

Recreation areas with activity Group Camping:

 3 group sites which hold 24-32 people. 


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Camping trailer Yes
Toilets Yes
Picnic tables Yes
Tent camping Yes
Drinking water Yes
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6,950 feet