Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The campground is situated along the South Fork of the Little Colorado River in a riparian area with ponderosa pine. The site was once a fish hatchery and Civilian Conservation Corps camp but was converted into a campground around 1940. 

Day use only; limited services

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Day use only; limited services
Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets
Usage: Light
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
Information Center: Springerville Ranger District
(928) 333-6200
TTY: (928) 333-5397

General Information


Directions from South Fork: From town center, go to the end of Apache County Road 4124, south of State Highway 260.

General Notes:
  • Picnic tables and toilets.
  • Stream water is not treated, do not drink it.
  • Pets must always be restrained or on a leash.
  • The ridge to the east of the campground was the site of a 400 acre human caused forest fire in May 1989. Several game trails wind through the burn area. Feel free to explore the area. It is interesting to note the diversity of the fire's behavior. In some areas it merely skimmed over the grass, in others it killed whole stands of trees. This area is fairly typical of wildfire behavior and recovery. 
  • This area was also affected by the Wallow Fire. Please be aware there may be hazard trees in the area.
  • The road to the campground is suitable for passenger vehicles. The road into the campground is not plowed in the winter.



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Picnic tables Yes
Toilets Yes
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