Long Valley Work Center Group Campground

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Long Valley Work Center Group Campground

Long Valley Work Center (LVWC) is located off of FR 141 (milepost 289.2 on Arizona Route 87). Travel 2 miles on FR 141, turn right onto FR 147A for 0.7 miles, and then take the LVWC road to the left. Situated in the stately ponderosa pines, this site is near the Long Valley Store/Café/Garage complex on Arizona Route 87 (milepost 290). It is approximately 35 miles northeast of Payson and 50 miles southwest of Winslow. The elevation at this camp site is approximately 6,950 feet.

Specifics: This site, which encompasses approximately 5 acres, is an old Forest Service work center. There are 5 buildings on the grounds which are not made available to the public. There are 3 pedestal grills, a group fire pit, 10 picnic tables. Neither water nor garbage service is provided. Your group must make the necessary arrangements for both. There are vault toilets, but for every 25 people after the 1st 50, the group will need to provide port-a-pots. This site can accommodate up to 300+ people. 

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At a Glance

Reservations: Reservations can be made by talking with a representative during business hours and can be made up to 6 months in advance. We will not accept reservations from answering machines, fax machines, or e-mails. Call 928-477-2255 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Fees $50 per night, Friday and Saturday. $30 per night Sunday through Thursday
Open Season: Late April - October 26
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: Happy Jack, AZ
Restroom: Vault toilets
Operated By: Mogollin Rim District - 928-477-2255

General Information


Location: Just south of the Long Valley Store/Cafe/Garage complex on State Highway 87 (milepost 290) at Clints Well. It is approximately 35 miles northeast of Payson, 50 miles southwest of Winslow, and 60 miles southeast of Flagstaff.

GPS (Map): 34°31'16.2"N 111°19'47.6"W

Access: From Flagstaff drive 55 miles south on FH 3 (Lake Mary Road) to AZ 87 at Clints Well. Turn right and drive approximately one-quarter mile to milepost 289.9. Turn left on FR 141 and drive one mile, turn right on FR 147a and go one mile more. The Center will be on your left.


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Long Valley Work Center Group Campground Map

General Notes:

Attractions: Group camping, hiking, sightseeing, wildlife viewing, photography

Facilities: Three pedestal grills, ten picnic tables, group fire pit, vault toilets for groups up to 50 people.


  • No utility hookups or dump station.
  • No drinking water supplied, no garbage collection: renter is responsible
  • You may be required to supply supplemental toilets, depending on group size
  • Pets must always be contained 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.

Our Group-use Campgrounds are 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. [More]

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