Area Status: Open
Canyon Vista Campground is located near Walnut Canyon and Lower Lake Mary. This area consists of ponderosa pine, mixed conifer, aspen and oak, which offer good photo opportunities, interesting geology and views of the San Francisco Peaks.
The trailhead for Sandys Canyon Trail and the Vista Loop Trail are at the north end of the campground.
Sandys Canyon Trail provides access into Walnut Canyon and joins the Arizona Trail.
This segment of the Vista Loop Trail provides access to “The Pit” climbing area.
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At a Glance
||No reservations. This campground is on a first-come, first-served basis.
||$18.00 per night, up to eight people with one vehicle. Second vehicle per night: $8.00 additional. These campgrounds are available for Picnic/day use (10 a.m to 4 p.m.) for a fee of $8.00 up to 5 people. Senior and Access Interagency passes are accepted for a 50% discount on single-site camping fees. Other Interagency passes are not accepted.
||May 6 - October 11
||Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. (running generators not permitted during quiet hours)
||Concessionaire - Contact Flagstaff District - 928-526-0866
||Please note: it is at the host's discretion to require the observance certain regulations in their campground. These regulations may include rules regarding “quiet hours”, “red-flag warnings”, the use of off-highway vehicles, etc. Please follow campground regulations.
Attractions: Camping, hiking, equestrian, rock climbing, sightseeing, wildlife watching, tent sites available.
Facilities: 11 single unit sites, Fire rings and cooking grills, drinking water, picnic tables, vault toilets.
Leave No Trace: Recognize your role in preserving wild lands by practicing these Leave No Trace principles:
- Plan ahead and prepare.
- Travel and camp on durable surfaces.
- Dispose of waste properly.
- Leave what you find.
- Minimize campfire impacts.
- Respect wildlife.
- Be considerate of other visitors.
- Tents, motor homes, & trailers under 40 feet permitted
- No utility hookups
- Pets must always be restrained or on a leash
- 14 day Forest stay limit
- No horses allowed in campground
Location: Southeast of Flagstaff
GPS (Map): 35°07'33.5"N 111°35'54.2"W
Access: Take Lake Mary Road (FH 3) 6 miles southeast. Campground is on your left.
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