Rim Campground

Area Status: Open
Rim Campground

Rim Campground is situated close to the edge of the Mogollon Rim. Spectacular 100-mile views are seen from many vantage points along the rim.

Natural Features: Rim Campground is surrounded by ponderosa pines and located in an area that is relatively flat. The area is frequented by deer and elk but visitors occasionally catch a glimpse of black bear.

Recreation: Fishing and boating are available at Woods Canyon Lake which is approximately 3 miles from the campground.

Facilities: Rim Campground has 26 sites (of which sites 14 through 26 are available for advanced reservation). All sites provide approximately 40 feet of parallel parking (no spurs). Sites can accommodate tents as well as pop-up campers and short trailers and motorhomes. There are two loops which have 13 sites per loop. Each campsite offers a campfire ring with grill and picnic table. Additional amenities include accessible vault toilets, drinking water and trash service. A camp host is available at the site.

Nearby Attractions: Groceries are available at the Marina Store at Woods Canyon Lakes which is approximately three miles from the campground. The store also offers camping and fishing equipment, state fishing licenses, and boat and kayak rentals. Woods Canyon Lake is one of Arizona's premier trout fisheries.

At a Glance

Reservations: Reservations can be made by visiting Recreation.gov.  Reservations must be made 4 days ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 months in advance.
Area Amenities: Tent camping, Camping trailer, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water, Parking
Fees: Single site non-electric $18 per night, $12 extra vehicle charge, includes eight people and one vehicle. 
Open Season: April 29
Closest Towns: Payson, AZ or Heber, AZ
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Information Center: Maximum of one camping unit and two vehicles per site. Fee includes one camping unit and one vehicle. Camp host will collect payment for a second vehicle at check-in.

General Information


GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
34.30542, -110.90917
34°18'20"N, 110°54'33"W

Located on Road 300 approximately 1 mile off of High 260.


Accessible drinking water and grills within facility.  Accessible boat dock, boat ramp, fishing dock, scenic overlook and trails within 10 miles of facility.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Lake and Pond Fishing

Day Hiking

  • Rim Lakes Vista Trail provides spectacular views of the Mogollon Rim.
  • The General Crook National Recreation Trail is approximately a mile from the campground.

General Info:

General Notes
  • Cul-de-sac design
  • Gas, telephones, and groceries are available 7 miles east at Forest Lakes.
  • Campfire grills and picnic tables
  • Drinking water
  • Toilets
  • Garbage facilities.
  • Paved roads
  • Campground Hosts


Parallel parking only 



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

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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  Elevation : 
7,450 feet