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Spillway Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is 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. Interpretative nature trail are at the north end of lake. Tents, trailers and small motorhomes up to 16 foot are allowed.

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At a Glance

Reservations: Reserve a site
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 $25 per night, $12.50 extra vehicle charge, includes eight people and one vehicle. ‚Äč
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 (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
  • Paved roads
  • Campfire grills and picnic tables

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Picnic tables Yes
Drinking water Yes
Toilets Yes
Tent camping Yes
Camping trailer Yes
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7500 feet