Canyon Point Campground
Canyon Point has 113 camping units including 32 units with electrical hook-ups. Tents, trailers, and motor homes up to 75 foot are welcome at the campground. For those who need it, three family units are universally accessible. Five double sites are available and can accommodate up to 16 people each. The small group campsite can accommodate up to 25 people and a large group site available for large groups up to 55 people.
In addition to the regularly scheduled nature programs, which are open to the public, free interpretive nature programs are available to private groups who stay at Canyon Point Group Sites. Programs must be scheduled well ahead of arrival. To schedule a program, contact:
The Sinkhole and Back Alley Trails exit loop B and guide hikers to a Sinkhole and a scenic vista at the 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.
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At a Glance
|Operational Hours:||The campground is generally open annually from May 1 through October 31.|
|Reservations:||Reservations available 1-877-444-6777. Or online at Recreation.gov|
|Area Amenities:||Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking|
|Fees:||Single non-electrical site $28 a night. Single electric site $33 a night.
Campsite fee covers up to 8 people and one vehicle. $14 extra vehicle charge payable upon arrival.
Mini-group (double) site non-electrical $75, accommodates up to 16 people and 4 vehicles. Extra vehicle fees apply, due upon arrival beyond 4th vehicle. Mini-group (double) site electrical $94, up to 16 people and 4 vehicles. Extra vehicle fees apply beyond 4th vehicle.
Small group site non-electrical $185, up to 25 people and 6 vehicles. Extra vehicle fees, due upon arrival apply beyond 6th vehicle. Small group site electrical $190, up to 25 people and 6 vehicles. Extra vehicle fees apply beyond 6th vehicle.
Large group site non-electrical $245, up to 55 people and 12 vehicles. Extra vehicle fees apply beyond 12th vehicle and are due upon arrival.
|Open Season:||April 29 - Closes October 31 Annually|
|Closest Towns:||Payson, AZ or Heber, AZ|
|Restroom:||Flush and Vault|
|Information Center:||Black Mesa Ranger District
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.
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 escarpment in northern Arizona that defines the southern edge of the great Colorado Plateau. Elevations along the top of the Rim range from 5,000 to 8,000 feet.
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.
Due to the elevation, summer temperatures can be very pleasant. However, the annual monsoon season often brings afternoon thunderstorms from early July 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 and forest naturalists 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 (second vehicle charge does apply).
- Public telephone near entrance.
- Gas, telephones, and groceries, are available at Forest Lakes, 1 mile east.
- Nearest full service community is Payson, AZ located 35 miles west or Overgaard, AZ, 20 miles east via Hwy 260.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
- 88 family camping units, 32 units have electricity
- Tents, trailers and motorhomes up to 75 feet
- 3 family units are universally accessible
- 5 double sites - accommodate 16 people each
- Group campsite available
- Campfire grills and picnic tables
- Drinking water
- Shower facilities and flush toilets available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Vault toilets serve campground loops
- RV sanitary station
- Campground Hosts
- Paved roads
Day HikingHiking trails to Sinkhole and edge of the Mogollon Rim.
|Picnic tables:||Campfire grills and picnic tables|
|Tent camping:||88 family camping units, 32 units have electricity, 5 double sites - accommodate 16 people each|
|Parking:||Motorhomes and trailers up to 75 feet|
|Toilets:||Shower facilities and flush toilets open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. /Vault toilets are found in campground loops|
|Accessible:||3 family units are ABA accessible|