Buffalo Crossing Campground

Area Status: Open
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Buffalo Crossing

At the southern end of the East Fork canyon is Buffalo Crossing Campground, an old Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) era site which actually boasts the largest campsites along the river.

 

The East Fork meanders through the forested valley shaded by tall ponderosa pines and bordered by grasses, alders, and cottonwoods. Campsites are located a few steps from the stream to protect the Black River's unique riparian zone, but access to the river is easy as the undergrowth serves more to enhance the river's picturesque nature than to obstruct easy passage.

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At a Glance

Reservations:   No reservations. Sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees See fee schedule.
Usage: Medium
Best Season: May through October
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (3)
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Alpine Ranger District
(928) 339-5000
TTY: (928) 339-4566

General Information

Directions:

Directions from Alpine: Drive two miles north on US Highway 191 to Forest Road 249. Turn west and follow this wide, graveled forest road 5 miles to Forest Road 276. Turn south and follow Forest Road 276 for six miles to the East Fork Recreation Area.


General Notes:
  • Utility hookups are not available at Buffalo Crossing.
  • 16 single unit sites
  • Pets must be restrained or on a leash.
  • Drinking water at Diamond Rock area and Horse Springs Campground.
  • Rock fire rings

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Amenities

Camping trailer Yes
Toilets Yes, Accessible
Picnic tables Yes
Tent camping Yes
Fire Danger Level: Moderate
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Location

 
  Latitude : 
33.791
  Longitude : 
-109.358
  Elevation : 
7,540 feet