Christopher Creek Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

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.
Water: Drinking Water
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

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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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

RV Camping

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


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