Area Status: Open
North Canyon Campground is 1/2 mile north of Graham Creek Campground on the east side of the reservoir on Forest Rd. 603. Among the 21 sites are several suitable for larger sized RVs. There are 12 reservable sites and 9 non-reservable sites.
North Canyon Trail just across the road travels uphill with scenic vistas of the reservoir. East Creek Trail is reached by driving about 1/4 mile up Forest Rd. 852, just northeast of the campground entrance. Both trails are popular with horseback riders. (Horses are not allowed in the campground.)
At a Glance
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North Canyon Campground. is on the east side of Vallecito Reservoir, 1/2 mile north of Graham Creek Campground.
Directions from Bayfield: travel 14 miles north on County Road 501. Take a right on Forest Road 603 for 4 miles to the campground entrance.
North Canyon Campground area map.
Among the 21 sites are several suitable for larger RVs.
Attractions & Considerations
This area is a bit more open than Graham Creek and has large ponderosa pines scattered throughout. Willows separate the campground from Vallecito Reservoir, underbrush separates campsites for privacy, and paths lead to the water.
The North Canyon Trail takes off just across the road
from the campground. It travels uphill to offer scenic vistas of the reservoir. The East Creek Trail is reached by driving about 1/4 mile up Forest Rd. 852, just northeast of the campground entrance.
Both trails are popular with horseback riders. (Horses
are not allowed in the campground.)
The only commercial development on the east side of the reservoir is the resorts just north of Pine Point. They have most camper services, but gasoline is not available.