Kehl Springs Camp is located in a stand of ponderosa pines right at the brink of one of Arizona's most awesome geologic features, the Mogollon Rim. Just a short distance from these shady campsites the rim brings the Colorado Plateau to an endwith a precipitous drop-off that plunges two thousand feet from forested highland to Sonoran desert.
From this high perspective you can enjoy spectacular views of Four Peaks, the Sierra Anchas, and the Mazatzals. At night, the lights of Payson wink up from 2,000 feet down and 15 miles away. Other recreation activities to enjoy nearby include hiking, mountain biking, fishing and boating. The General Crook Historic Trail and the Rim Country Scenic Drive pass right by the campground.
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At a Glance
There is no fee for this campground.
||Year-round (weather permitting)
Happy Jack, AZ
||Mogollon Rim District - 928-477-2255
Location: 65 miles southeast of Flagstaff. Elevation is 7,500.
GPS (Map): 34°26'08.5"N 111°19'01.5"W
Access: Drive 50 miles south of Flagstaff on FH3 to Clints Well, then 9 miles southwest on AZ 87 to FR 300 (the General Crook Trail). Turn left (east) on FR300 and drive 6 miles to the campground.
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Attractions: Cool Forest, Hiking, Sightseeing, Wildlife viewing, Scenic drive
Facilities:, 8 single unit sites with tables and cooking grills, toilets (vault type)
During Stage 1 Fire Restrictions, no campfires are allowed at this campground.
Tents, motor homes, and trailers under 22' are permitted.
No utility hookups.
No drinking water available
Pets must always be restrained or on a leash.
No horses allowed in the campground.
Licensed off-road vehicles may be used only for entering or leaving campsite.
14 day stay limit.