Canyon Vista Campground


Canyon Vista Campground with view of San Francisco Peaks

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.

At a Glance

Reservations: No reservations. This campground is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Fees $16.00 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.
Open Season: May 3 at noon - October 14 at noon
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Flagstaff, AZ
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Operated By: Concessionaire - Contact Flagstaff District - 928-526-0866
Information Center: 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.

General Information

General Notes:

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 LNT principles: 1) Plan ahead and prepare, 2) Travel and camp on durable surfaces, 3) Dispose of waste properly, 4) Leave what you find, 5) Minimize campfire impacts, 6) Respect wildlife, 7) Be considerate of other visitors.


  • Tents, motor homes, & trailers under 22 ft. permitted
  • No utility hookups
  • Pets must always be restrained or on a leash
  • 14 day Forest stay limit
  • No horses allowed in campground


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Location: Southeast of Flagstaff

Access: Take Lake Mary Road (FH 3) 6 miles southeast. Campground is on your left.

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No. of Accessible sites11 single site(s)


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