Alderwood Campground is on Haigler Creek. The water-chiseled canyon is popular for trout fishing and its swimming holes. This moderately-used campground is appreciated for its solitude. This campground is well-shaded. No drinking water available.
At a Glance
15 May - 15 October
Stay limit 14 days, trailers under 16', FR 200, 249, and 291 are unpaved roads, four-wheel-drive or chains are advisted after heavy rains/snow, bear-proof your camp -- especially your food-stuff, in winter, temperatures dips into teens, pack it in pack it out.
Accessible vault toilets
Access #1 (34 miles east of Payson): From Payson, travel east for 24 miles on paved State Hwy. 260. Turn right on Forest Road (FR) 291 (unpaved) 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 (11 miles north of Young): From Young, take State Hwy. 288/Forest Road (FR) 512 for 3 miles and turn left on FR 200. Follow unpaved FR 200 for 7 miles to FR 202A and turn left. Follow FR 202A for ½ mile to the site. Click Here For Map.
Camping & Cabins
River and Stream Fishing
Haigler Creek Fish Species: Rainbow Trout; Brown Trout
Black bear, elk, mountain lion, javelina, and deer