Kehl Springs Campground

Area Status: Open
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Sign on FR 300 for Kehl Springs Campground

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

Fees There is no fee for this campground.
Open Season: Year-round (weather permitting) - Closes with FR 300
Usage: Light-Medium
Restrictions: Seasonal closures or fire restrictions/closures may be in place. During both Stage 1 and Stage 2 Fire Restrictions, campfires are prohibited at this site. Gas operated devices with an on/off switch are allowed.
Closest Towns: Happy Jack, AZ
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Operated By: Mogollon Rim District - 928-477-2255

General Information


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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Kehl Spring Campground Map


General Notes:

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.

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