Christopher Creek Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Christopher Creek

Christopher Creek runs through the site. Trout fishing is a popular pastime along the spring-fed creek. Canyon Trailhead is approximately 3 miles east of the campground and provides access to the Highline National Recreation Trail. Woods Canyon and Willow Springs Lakes are a 10-minute drive from this campground. There are 43 camp units w/ tables & grills, trash service, and campfire rings.

At a Glance

Fees Fees charged by Concessionaire. Concessionaire will accept cash or checks only, no credit or debit. $18 per night per camp unit, $8 second vehicle, firewood $7. Day-use Fees: $8 per day
Open Season: April - October
Restrictions: Stay limit 14 days, trailers under 22'. There is a 10-person limit per camp unit. There is a 2-vehicle limit per camp unit. Arizona Game and Fish regularly stocks “pansized” Rainbow Trout in mid-April - late July. Fishing is at its best in May and June, prior to hot weather. Pack it in pack it out.
Closest Towns: Payson
Water: Available
Restroom: Toilet Building (Accessible)
Passes: An annual pass for Payson Ranger District day-use areas can be purchased for $45 at the Houston Mesa Campground.
Operated By: Recreation Resource Management 2100 North Houston Mesa Road Payson, AZ 85541 Phone: (928) 468-7135
Information Center: Payson Ranger District (928) 474-7900

General Information


This site is 19 miles northeast of Payson on State Highway 260. East of highway marker 271. Turn south into the site. Click Here For Map.


Camping & Cabins

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RV Camping

Camping Apr. 1 - Oct. 31, Length = 30' max.

Campground Camping

43 camp units, picnic tables, campfire rings, cooking grill, trash service, firewood $6

Reservation InfoFirst come, first serve, no reservations
Fire InformationCampfire rings available
No. of Sites43


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