Houston Mesa Equestrian Camp

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Houston Mesa Loop Trail is a nine-mile round trip through a pinyon and juniper woodland and can be accessed from the Horse Camp. There are 30 family sites and 2 group sites all w/ tables & grills, also available are corrals.

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Fees Fees charged by Concessionaire. Concessionaire will accept cash or checks only, no credit or debit, 30 Family Sites (8-10 people each site), Two Group Sites (65 people each) Fee for Family Units: $14.00/night, Second Vehicle: $7.00, Fee for Group Unit #1 (1-65) $95.00/night, Fee for Group Unit #2 (1-65) $95.00/night, Firewood $6
Permit Info:
Open Season: 1 February - 30 November
Restrictions: Stay limit 14 days, only horse trailers under 40'. Ten people maximum in family units. Reservations not required for family units but recommended for holidays. Group site Fox #2 has a 24’ X 48’ Ramada. Fees: $125.00/per group/per night w/electric. No RV hook-ups available at the campground. Click here for current camping restrictions.
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Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Flush toilets accessible
Operated By: Recreation Resource Management, Inc. 2100 N. Houston Mesa Rd. Payson, AZ 85541 Phone: 928-468-7135
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General Information


This site is located two miles north of Payson at the junction of State Hwy. 87 and Houston Mesa Road (FR199). Turn east on Houston Mesa Rd. and travel ¼ mile. The Horse camp is located on the south side of the road; Houston Mesa Campground is located on the north side of the road.

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

30 family sites, tables, grill, corrals, showers, dump station at main camp across road, firewood $6
Reservation InfoCamp sites that can be reserved are in the Mule Deer Loop - sites 7 through 18, and 26 through 30. Reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777 or via the Internet at www.recreation.gov
Fire InformationCampfire rings available
No. of Sites30
No. of Accessible sites30

Group Camping

2 group sites (65 people each), tables, grills, corrals, flush toilets, showers, firewood for sale - $6.
Reservation InfoGroup units can be reserved by calling Houston Mesa campground at 928-468-7135.
Fire Informationfire rings available
No. of Sites2
Group Cooking Facilitiesgrills

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