Kehl Springs Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

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.

Group Campouts and Events: This campground does not does not have facilities for large groups or group activities. If one campsite cannot accommodate your group (eight people), please call the Mogollon Rim Ranger District at 928-477-2255 to plan your group camp-out at Elks, Moqui, or Long Valley group campgrounds.

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At a Glance

Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets
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. Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. (running generators not permitted during quiet hours)
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


  • During Stage 1 Fire Restrictions, no campfires are allowed at this campground.
  • Cutting or chopping live trees is prohibited.
  • No trash service. Pack out your trash.
  • 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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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Reservation InfoNot reservable.
No. of Sites8 single unit sites with tables, fire rings, and toilets. No drinking water. No trash service. 


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Camping trailer Small RVs and trailers up to 22 feet. No utility hookups.
Picnic tables
Tent camping