Blue Ridge Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

A recently renovated campsite at Blue Ridge Campground

Blue Ridge Campground is located about 5 miles north of Blue Ridge Reservoir, as the crow flies. It is about 10 miles by road. This narrow, winding body of water looks more like a canyon-bound river than a lake. Nestled between forested canyon walls it provides picturesque water recreation in a secluded, wooded setting. If fishing is your cup of tea, you can catch rainbow, brown or brook trout here.

There's plenty to do for everyone, including sightseeing, wildlife watching, hiking, and mountain biking available here in these canyon-carved uplands. If just talking about all this activity makes you want to kick back and relax with nothing more strenuous to do than watch the squirrels bury pine seeds, then one of these shady, forested areas is probably just the place for you.

Attractions: Fishing (from a boat at nearby C.C. Cragin Reservoir), boating, hiking, sightseeing, wildlife viewing, photography

Facilities: 10 sites, tables, fire rings, and cooking grills, drinking water, toilets (vault type)


  • Tents, small motor homes and trailers under 22' are permitted.
  • No utility hookups.
  • Pets must always be contained or restrained (as on a leash).
  • No horses allowed in the campground.
  • Licensed motorbikes may only be used for entering or leaving campsite.
  • 14 day stay limit.
  • This campground is part of the Recreation Enhancement Act that allows the Mogollon Rim Ranger District to use 95% of the fees collected for that site's maintenance and improvements.

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At a Glance

Reservations: No reservations. First-come, first-served.
Fees $8 per night per site for up to eight persons and two vehicles America the Beautiful Senior and Access passes are accepted for a 50% discount on single-site camping fees.
Open Season: Late April - Late September
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: Happy Jack, AZ
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Operated By: Mogollon Rim District - 928-477-2255

General Information


Location: Blue Ridge Campground is located off of Forest Road 138, approximately one mile east (or south) of State Highway 87 (mile post 298.8). This intimate camp is approximately 40 miles southwest of Winslow; 50 miles northeast of Payson, and 70 miles southeast of Flagstaff in a beautiful surrounding of mature ponderosa pine, oak and quaking aspen. The elevation is approximately 7000 feet.

GPS (Map): 34°35'31.0"N 111°12'02.9"W

Access: From Flagstaff drive 55 miles south on FH 3 (Lake Mary Road) to AZ 87 at Clints Well. Turn left and drive approximately 9 miles to the Moqui-Blue Ridge Campground signs at FR 138. Turn right and drive about one mile to the campground which will be on your right.


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