This group campground is situated in a tall ponderosa pine forest, approximately 3/4 of a mile from Woods Canyon Lake, which offers boating (electric motors only) and fishing opportunities. The Rim Lakes Vista Trail which provides spectacular views of the Mogollon Rim can be accessed by the Meadow Trail and is approximately 1/4 mile away .
Free interpretive nature programs are available to groups who stay at Crook Campground. Programs must be scheduled well ahead of arrival. To schedule a program at Crook Campground, contact:
At a Glance
|Operational Hours:||Open May 1 through Mid October annually|
|Reservations:||Reservations required. 1-877-444-6777. Or online at Recreation.gov|
|Area Amenities:||Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking|
|Fees:||Single non-electrical, (when not reserved) $20, up to 8 people and 1 vehicle. Group Loop A site non-electrical $270, up to 110 people and 26 vehicles. Group Loop B site non-electrical $270, up to 110 people and 26 vehicles.|
|Best Season:||Generally first of May to end of October. Earlier or later depending upon weather.|
|Closest Towns:||Nearest full service community is Payson, AZ, 34 miles west via Hwy 260.|
|Restroom:||Vault Toilet, Pit Toilet,|
|Information Center:||Black Mesa Ranger District
Directions from Heber: Travel 25 miles west on State Highway 260. Turn Right onto FR 300 which is located directly across from the Rim Visitor Information Station. Travel about four miles north of State Highway 260 toward Woods Canyon Lake on Forest Road 300 turn Right onto FR 105 toward Woods Canyon. Watch for signs for Crook Campground.
From Payson: Travel approximately 30 miles east on State Highway 260. When you top out on the rim, take the first Left onto FR 300 (located directly across the highway from the Rim Visitor Information Station) Travel about four miles north on the 300 Road. Turn Right onto FR 105 toward Woods Canyon Lake. Watch for signs for Crook Campground.
- Paved roads
- Cu-de-sac design
- Gas, telephones, and groceries are available 9 miles east at Forest Lakes.
- Groceries available at Woods Canyon Store
- Campfire grills
- Garbage facilities
- Campground Hosts
Parallel parking only
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
- 26 family camping units
- Tents, trailers and motorhomes up to 32 feet