Haigler Canyon


This campground was constructed in 2007 and offers 2 day-use sites and 2 campground areas with 14 overnight sites. This campground boasts a diversity of trees. Fishing for rainbow trout is a popular pastime here. The stream is periodically stocked with trout April through late August. The chiseled canyons offer swimming holes. No drinking water available.

At a Glance

Fees $6.00 Tonto Daily Pass required for overnight stay; Day-use is free.
Effective January 1, 2016, you will be able to reserve a campsite by going to Reservation.gov.  Fees will increase to $10.00, excluding fees charged by Recreation.gov.
Open Season: Year-round. Check winter weather conditions by calling (928) 474-7900
Restrictions: Stay limit 14 days, trailers under 20'. Bear-proof your camp--especially food stuffs. A sewage dump facility is located at Ponderosa Campground on Hwy. 260, which is 15 miles east of Payson. There is a fee of $5.00 for sewage dump, pack it in pack it out. FR 200 and 291 are unpaved roads, four-wheel drive or chains are advised after heavy rains or snow. Haigler Creek is prone to have flash floods from rains on the Mogollon Rim, only street-legal OHVs are allowed.
Closest Towns: Young, AZ; Christopher Creek, AZ; Payson, AZ
Restroom: Toilet Building (Accessible)

General Information


Access #1 (34 miles east of Payson): From Payson, travel east for 24 miles on State Hwy 260. Turn right on Colcord Road  291 and travel 3 miles to FR 200. Turn right on unpaved FR 200. Travel on FR 200 for 6 miles, through Haigler Canyon Recreation Site to FR 202A. Turn right and follow this unpaved road for ½ mile to the site.

Access #2 (12 miles north of Young): From Young, travel 3 miles north on State Hwy.288/Forest Road (FR) 512 to FR 200. Turn left on FR 200 and travel for 9 miles to the site. Click Here For Map.

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

2 day use sites, 2 campground areas with 14 overnight sites
Reservation InfoFirst come, first serve, no reservations
No. of Sites14
No. of Accessible sites14


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