Spillway Group Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Spillway Campground Group Site

Spillway Group Campground is set among tall ponderosa pine, oak and Douglas fir overlooking scenic Woods Canyon Lake.  Woods Canyon Lake offers boating (electric trolling motors only) and fishing opportunities. A scenic loop trail circles the lake. Tents, trailers and small motorhomes up to 16 foot are allowed.

Woods Canyon Lake Store and Marina is within walking distance and offers groceries as well as camping and fishing equipment and watercraft rentals.

Free interpretive nature programs are available to groups who stay at Spillway Group Site. Programs must be scheduled well ahead of arrival. To schedule a program, contact: 


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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Stage III Forest Closure. Closed due to fire danger.
Operational Hours: Spillway Group Site is open May 1 through October 31 annually. reservations should be made well in advance for this popular site.
Reservations: Reservations required. 1-877-444-6777. Or online at Recreation.gov
Rentals & Guides: Boat rentals are available at Woods Canyon Store. 
Area Amenities: Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees Group site non-electric $150 per night, includes 25 people and six vehicles. 
Open Season: Opens May 1 Annually - 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: Yes
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
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
  • Paved roads
  • Campfire grills and picnic tables

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Picnic tables Rocky Point Picnic Area
Drinking water Yes
Toilets Yes
Parking Yes
Boat ramp Boat ramp and launch.
Tent camping Group campsite available (<25)
Accessible No
Camping trailer Group campsite available (<25)
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7,500 feet