Spillway Campground

Area Status: Open
Spillway Campground

Spillway Campground is set among the ponderosa pine, oak and Douglas fir. Woods Canyon Lake offers boating (electric trolling motors only) and fishing opportunities. Woods Canyon Lake loop trail is passes adjacent to the campground. Tents, trailers and small motorhomes up to 16 foot are allowed.

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At a Glance

Reservations: Reservations recommended. 1-877-444-6777 or at Recreation.gov
Rentals & Guides: Boat rentals are available at Woods Canyon Store. 
Area Amenities: Tent camping, Camping trailer, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water
Fees: Single site non-electric $34 per night includes eight people and one vehicle. â€‹Extra vehicle in same site is $12 per night. Spillway day use area is $10. Spillway wedding rate is $125 a day.
Open Season: April 29 - Closes October 31 Annually
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Generally May 15 through September. Earlier or later depending upon weather.
Closest Towns: Nearest full service community is Payson, AZ, 35 miles west via Hwy 260.
Water: limited
Restroom: Vault Toilet (3)
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Black Mesa Ranger District
(928) 535-7300
TTY: (928) 535-3213

General Information


Adjacent to Woods Canyon Lake, approximately 5 miles north of State Highway 260 on Forest Road 300. Forest Road 300 is located directly across from the Rim Visitor Information Station or 25 miles west of Heber, Arizona.

General Notes:
  • Gas, phone, and groceries are available 10 miles east at Forest Lakes.
  • Toilets & garbage facilities
  • access road is paved. Campground loop road is compressed recycled asphalt gravel
  • Campfire grills and picnic tables


Redesigned in 2018, this campground was brought up to Architectural Barriers Act standards for accessibility.  All sites and vault facilities within the campground meet minimum federal accessibility standards. 

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

RV Camping

Lake and Pond Fishing



Camping trailer: Yes
Picnic tables: Yes
Tent camping: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Drinking water: Yes

Related Information

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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7500 feet