Campground status on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests

Release Date: Apr 13, 2018  

Temperatures are rising, bringing enthusiastic recreationists wanting to shake cabin fever to the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests. Many of our campgrounds are still closed at this time or have limited amenities. Camping outside of reserved (developed) campsites is called ‘Dispersed’ camping, which is allowed as long as no resource damage occurs. When you disperse camp there are no services available, if you “pack it in” then please “pack it out.”

Currently there are no fire restrictions on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests. Conditions are being reviewed weekly by local, state and federal agencies on when restrictions should be implemented. Make sure you bring a shovel and plenty of water to extinguish your fire. Drown and stir your campfire until its cold to the touch. Do not take unnecessary risks on hot and windy days.

Districts Campgrounds: See chart below for full campground information.

Alpine Ranger District: Most campgrounds on the Alpine Ranger District are open with limited services, except for Luna Lake Campground which opens May 15.

Black Mesa Ranger District: Campgrounds will open on April 27, 2018. The Woods Canyon Lake Store on the Black Mesa Ranger District is currently open. The Mogollon Rim Visitor Center will open for the season on May 24. It will be open from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday.

Clifton Ranger District: All campgrounds are open.

Lakeside Ranger District: Scott Reservoir Campground and Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area are open. Los Burros and Lewis Canyon Group Campgrounds open May 1.

Springerville Ranger District:  Gabaldon campground is open, all other campgrounds open in May.

Camping reservations can be made online at www.reserveamerica.com, www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.

 

Alpine Ranger District

928.339.5000

Location:

Water

Toilets

Status

Notes

Alpine Divide

Yes (when concessionaire arrives)

Yes

OPEN

Sites 1-4 First Come First Serve (FCFS) Minimal services until May 15 when concessionaire arrives

Luna Lake Campground

Yes (when concessionaire arrives)

Yes

Closed

Opening May 15

Diamond Rock Campground

Yes (when concessionaire arrives)

Yes

OPEN

FCFS, minimal services until May 15 when concessionaire arrives

Deer Creek Campground

Yes (when concessionaire arrives)

Yes

OPEN

FCFS, minimal services until May 15 when concessionaire arrives

Raccoon Campground

Yes (when concessionaire arrives)

Yes

OPEN

FCFS, minimal services until May 15 when concessionaire arrives

Aspen Campground

Yes (when concessionaire arrives)

Yes

OPEN

FCFS, minimal services until May 15 when concessionaire arrives

West Fork Dispersed Camping

No

Yes

OPEN

Up to the first river crossing is open to dispersed camping only, no host  

East Fork Recreation area

Yes (when concessionaire arrives)

Yes

OPEN

FCFS, minimal services until May 15 when concessionaire arrives

Horse Springs Campground

Yes (when concessionaire arrives)

Yes

OPEN

FCFS, minimal services until May 15 when concessionaire arrives

Buffalo Crossing Campground

Yes (when concessionaire arrives)

Yes

OPEN

FCFS, minimal services until May 15 when concessionaire arrives

Upper Blue Campground

No

Yes

OPEN

FCFS, no host

Blue Crossing Campground

No

Yes

OPEN

FCFS, no host

Hannagan Campground

No

Yes

OPEN

FCFS, no host

KP Cienega Campground

No

Yes

OPEN

FCFS, no host

Black Mesa Ranger District

928.535.7300

Location:

Water

Toilets

Status

Notes

Canyon Point Campground

Yes (when concessionaire arrives)

Yes

Closed

First Come First Serve (FCFS) starting April 27, FCFS and Reservation starting May 18

Sinkhole Campground

Yes (when concessionaire arrives)

Yes

Closed

FCFS starting April 27, FCFS and Reservation starting May 18

Rim Campground

Yes (when concessionaire arrives)

Yes

Closed

FCFS starting April 27, FCFS and Reservation starting May 18

Mogollon Campground

Yes (when concessionaire arrives)

Yes

Closed

FCFS starting April 27, FCFS and Reservation starting May 18

Aspen Campground

Yes (when concessionaire arrives)

Yes

Closed

FCFS starting April 27, FCFS and Reservation starting May 18

Spillway Campground

Yes (when concessionaire arrives)

Yes

Closed

FCFS starting April 27, FCFS and Reservation starting May 18

Woods Canyon Lake Store and Marina

Only bottled drinking water

Yes

OPEN

 

Woods Canyon Group Site

Yes (when concessionaire arrives)

Yes

  Closed

Open April 27 for walk up and May 18 Reservation for Group only

Crook Campground

Yes (when concessionaire arrives)

Yes

  Closed

FCFS starting April 27, FCFS and Reservation starting May 18

Black Canyon Lake Campground

Yes (when concessionaire arrives)

Yes

OPEN

FCFS starting April 27, FCFS and Reservation starting May 18

Gentry Campground

Yes (when concessionaire arrives)

Yes

OPEN

Starting May 18 Reservation / Group only

Clifton Ranger District

928.687.8600

Location:

Water

Toilets

Status

Notes

Stray Horse Campground

No

Yes

OPEN

Open year round

Honeymoon Campground

No

Yes

OPEN

Open year round

Upper Juan Miller Campground

No

Yes

OPEN

Open year round

Granville Campground

No

Yes

OPEN

Open year round

Coal Creek Campground

No

Yes

OPEN

Open year round

Black Jack Campground

No

Yes

OPEN

Open year round

Lakeside Ranger District

928.368.2100

Location:

Water

Toilets

Status

Notes

Los Burros Campground

No

Yes

Closed

Opens May 1st. 11 FCFS campsites

Lewis Canyon Group Campground

Non-potable only

Yes

Closed

Opens May 1st. Reservation only. Accommodates up to 150 people

Scott Reservoir

 No

Yes

OPEN

14 FCFS campsites, 5 day stay limit

Lakeside Campground

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Closed

Being decommissioned

Fool Hollow Rec Area

Yes

Yes

OPEN

Open year round. Reservations at

(520) 568-2283 or www.azstateparks.com

Springerville Ranger District

928.333.6200

Location

Water

Toilets

Water

Notes

Gabaldon Campground

No

Yes

OPEN

First Come First Serve (FCFS) Campers with horses or stock only

Apache Trout Campground

No

Yes

Closed

One RV loop opening May 4 at discount price, limited services. Anticipating full opening on May 25.

Brookchar Campground

Yes (when fully opened)

Yes

Closed

Opening on May 15, limited services, anticipating full opening on May 25.

Cutthroat Campground

Yes (when fully opened)

Yes

Closed

Opening May 4, limited services. Anticipating full opening on May 25.

Grayling Campground

Yes (when fully opened)

Yes

Closed

Opening May 4, limited services. Anticipating full opening on May 25.

Rainbow Campground

Yes (when fully opened)

Yes

Closed

Opening May 14, limited services. Anticipating full opening on May 25.

Benny Creek Campground

Yes (when fully opened)

Yes

Closed

Opening with full services on May 4

Hoyer Campground

Yes (when fully opened)

Yes

Closed

Opening with full services on May 4

Winn Campground

Yes (when fully opened)

Yes

Closed

Opening May 4, limited services. Anticipating full opening on May 15.

 

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