Apache Trout Campground

Area Status: Open
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Apache Trout CG

Apache Trout is the newest campground in the Big Lake Recreation Area complex and has full hookups.

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At a Glance

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

General Information


Located 27 miles SW of Springerville on AZ 260 and 273 and Forest Route 113 and 115.

General Notes:
  • Campground hosts 
  • Firewood
  • Fire rings and picnic tables
  • Showers 
  • Full service store at the marina
  • Paved roads, drive on existing roads only 
  • 14-day stay limit
  • No waste water dumping on ground
  • Deer, skunks and bear are common campground visitors.
  • Be prepared for rain, often heavy through July and August.
  • Because of the high elevation be prepared for cool night time temperatures.

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Camping & Cabins

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Group Camping

There are two group sites: site A can accommodate up to 100 people and group B can accommodate up to 50 people.

RV Camping

  • 44 full hookup sites
  • Motorhomes up to 82 foot
  • Trailer space width: 16-20
  • Trailer space length: 35-82

Campground Camping

  • 124 camp sites
  • 24 accessible sites


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Water Activities

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Boat ramp Yes
Camping trailer Yes
Toilets Yes
Accessible Yes
Picnic tables
Tent camping Yes
Drinking water Yes