Lakeview Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Located on a hill overlooking Parker Canyon Lake, campsites are spread among a stand of oaks and junipers. From the campground it is just a short walk to the lakeshore or a short drive to the boat launch ramp, fishing pier, paved parking areas and paved walkways, all of which are accessible to persons with disabilities.

Parker Canyon Lake and Lakeview Campground are generally less crowded than similar areas that are more easily accessible. On some days you can hike the entire 5-mile trail around the lake and have only the resident wildlife for company. This trail has several viewing areas complete with benches and interpretive signs. Two of the viewing areas are barrier-free. It is an excellent place to view the waterfowl that either live at the lake or use it as a stopover on their seasonal migration. Bald eagles and osprey are also frequently sighted here, as are Coues white-tailed deer and an occasional extended family of coatimundi, those long-tailed, long-nosed southwestern cousins of the raccoon.

Note: Black bears are common in the area.

This campground is accessible to persons with disabilities.

At a Glance

Rentals & Guides: The general store and boat rental is open.
Fees Camping: $10 per night. Picnicking or other day use in Campgrounds: $10 per day. All fees are payable by cash, check or money order at the time you occupy the site. Make check or money order payable to "USDA Forest Service."
Open Season: January
Restrictions: RV Camping is 32 feet and less. No utility hookups. Pets on leash at all times. Pack and saddle stock are not permitted in campground. Properly Licensed Motorbikes may be used only for entering or leaving campgrounds. Boating (10 hp motor limit).
Closest Towns: Adjacent to Parker Canyon Lake at the southern end of the Canelo Hills.
Water: Drinking water
Restroom: Toilets
Operated By: Sierra Vista Ranger District
Information Center: Sierra Vista Ranger District Phone (520) 378-0311

General Information

Directions: From Tucson, drive east on Interstate 10 to the State Route 83 exit. Drive south to Sonoita, then continue on AZ 83 approximately 25 miles to Parker Canyon Lake. From Sierra Vista, travel through Fort Huachuca’s west gate to State Route 83. Turn south and travel 10 miles to Parker Canyon Lake. Alternate from Sierra Vista: travel south on State Highway 92 about 14 miles to Coronado Memorial Road (FR 61) and drive 25 miles over Montezuma Pass on FR 61, then FR 48, along the south side of the Huachuca Mountains to Parker Canyon Lake.

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Hiking, camping, picnicking, year-round fishing. Watchable wildlife. Some sites are barrier-free. Garbage bins. Scenic campsites. Tents, trailers and small motor homes allowed. Tables and fire rings.
No. of Sites65
No. of Accessible sitesAccessible to persons with disabilities.
Difficulty Level: Easy

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
31.4283
  Longitude : 
-110.451
  Elevation : 
5,400 feet