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Canyon Point Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

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Canyon Point has 106 camping units with 32 units having electricity. Tents, trailers and motor homes up to 75 foot are all allowed at the campground. For those who need it, three family units are universally accessible. Larger families can be accommodated at the five double sites which can accommodate upto 16 people each. There is a small group campsite that can accomodate up to 25 people and a large group site available for large groups up to 55 people.

Hiking trails to Sinkhole and edge of the Mogollon Rim. This campground is approximately 5 miles from Willow Springs Lake which provides boating and fishing opportunities. It is located in a ponderosa pine forest. Be prepared for rain, often heavy, through July and August. Expect cool to cold nighttime temperatures.

Click here for a map of the campground.

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At a Glance

Reservations: Reservations for this campground can be made at Recreation.gov.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees Singel non-electrical site $25 a night, $12.50 extra vehicle charge. Single electric site $30 a night $12.50 extra vehicle charge. One vehicle and eight people for both of these sites. Mini-group site non-electrical $71, up to 16 people and 4 vehicles.  Mini-group site electrical $88, up to 16 people and 4 vehicles.​ Small group site non-electrical $185, up to 25 people and 6 vehicles.​ Small group site electrical $190, up to 25 people and 6 vehicles.​ Large group site non-electrical $225, up to 55 people and 12 vehicles.​  
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Payson, AZ or Heber, AZ
Water: Yes
Restroom: Flush and Vault
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Black Mesa Ranger District
(928) 535-7300
TTY: (928) 535-3213

General Information


Directions from Heber: The entrance is located on State Highway 260 approximately 4.5 miles east of the Rim Visitor Information Station or 19 miles west of Heber, Arizona.

General Notes:

Natural Features:

Canyon Point lies in a forested area above the Mogollon Rim at an elevation of 7,500 ft. The Mogollon Rim, pronounced by locals as "muggy-own," is a 200-mile long cliff in northern Arizona that ranges between 5,000 and 7,000 ft in elevation.

The unique landscape was created by extreme erosion and faulting that has sculpted spectacular canyons and buttes. The rim serves as the geographical divide between the cool high country above and the hot, dry desert below.

Summer temperatures can be very pleasant because of the elevation. However, the rainy season often brings afternoon thunderstorms from late June through August. Visitors should come prepared for possible rain and cool nighttime temperatures.


Hikers enjoy staying at Canyon Point because of its access to trails to the Sinkhole and the edge of the Mogollon Rim, which offers a spectacular view.

Its proximity to Willow Springs Lake also draws boaters and anglers. Families who stay on the weekends often attend educational programs given by Forest Service rangers at the facility's amphitheater.


Canyon Point has 113 campsites, 32 of which have electricity. Tents, trailers and motor homes up to 75 ft. are allowed at the campground. Three of the single unit sites are accessible.

Larger families can be accommodated at the five double sites which can hold up to 16 people each, and there are two group sites that can host up to 25 or 55 people, respectively. Each site has a picnic table and campfire ring with grill.

Showers and restrooms are provided, and firewood is available for sale.

  • 20 first come first serve sites. 
  • Interpretative program at amphitheater.
  • Two vehicles and eight persons maximum per family site.
  • Public telephone near entrance.
  • Gas, telephones, and groceries, are available at Forest Lakes, 2 miles east.
  • Nearest full service community is Overgaard, AZ, 20 miles east via Hwy 260.

Recreation Map

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Picnic tables Campfire grills and picnic tables
Drinking water
Toilets Shower facilities and flush toilets /Vault toilets are found in campground loops
Parking Motorhomes and trailers up to 75 feet
Tent camping 88 family camping units, 32 units have electricity, 5 quad sites - accommodate 16 people each
Accessible 3 family units are universally accessible
Camping trailer
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