Area Status: Closed
- Simmons and Ernst pods closed for the season October 5, 2015.
- Spooner closes for the season October 19, 2015.
Moqui Group Campground consists of three sites/pods, Simmons, Spooner, and Ernst. They are located off FR 138, approximately one mile from Arizona State Route 87 (milepost 298.8). This group campground is approximately 40 miles southwest of Winslow, 50 miles northeast of Payson and 70 miles southeast of Flagstaff, in a beautiful setting surrounded by mature ponderosa pine, oak, and quaking aspen. The elevation at the campground is 6,970 feet. Mogollon Rim Ranger District acknowledges, with gratitude, the donations and support extended by the Winslow Kiwanis Club in the development, concept, and construction of Moqui Group Campground.
Specifics: Each of the three individual pods can accommodate up to 50 people. Simmons and Ernst pods may be reserved together for groups up to 100 people (50 people per pod). Spooner pod has a 50 people limit. Groups with more than 100 people will need to consider going to the Elks Picnic Ground or the Long Valley Work Center. Moqui facilities include potable water, garbage service, ground grills, large pedestal barbecue grills, picnic tables, and restrooms. Spooner Pod is best suited for tent camping while Simmons and Ernst Pods can accommodate RVs up to 22 feet. Large refrigerated semi-trucks will not be permitted. Other special equipment must be pre-approved.
At a Glance
||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.
||Groups 10 - 50 people, 1 pod required: $50 per night Friday and Saturday Nights, $30 per night Sunday - Thursday
||Late April - October 5 (Simmons, Ernst pods); Ocoter 19 (Spooner pod)
||Happy Jack, AZ
||Mogollon Rim District 928-477-2255
Location: Approximately 40 miles southwest of Winslow, 50 miles northeast of Payson and 70 miles southeast of Flagstaff
GPS (Map): 34°35'46.1"N 111°11'55.2"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 milepost 298.8. Turn right on FR 138 and drive about one mile to the campground.
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Attractions: Group camping, hiking, sightseeing, wildlife viewing, photography
Facilities: Moqui Group Campground is divided into three individual pods which can accommodate up to 50 people per pod. Facilities include potable water, garbage service, ground grills, large pedestal bar-b-que grills, picnic tables, horseshoe courts, amphitheater and restrooms.
No utility hookups or dump station.
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. These sites are ideal for family reunions, company picnics; youth group outings and various social functions requiring single or multiple day/night use. [More]