Black Canyon Rim Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This campground is a favorite stopping place for those traveling on the General Crook National Recreation Trail. Fishing and boating (electric motors only) opportunities are popular at Black Canyon Lake which is located 3 miles northeast along Forest Road 86. The historical grave site of Stott, Scott, and Wilson, three young men lynched during the Pleasant Valley War, is located within walking distance of the campground. Black Canyon Rim campground is set among tall ponderosa pines. For a map of Black Canyon Rim Campground, click here.

At a Glance

Reservations: This campground is available for reservations.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees Non-electrical site $18 a night, $9 extra vehicle charge. One vehicle and eight people.​
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Best Season: Generally early May to November. Open year-round as access permits.
Closest Towns: Nearest full service community is Heber/Overgaard, AZ, 8 miles east via Hwy 260.
Water: Yes
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Black Mesa Ranger District
(928) 535-7300
TTY: (928) 535-3213

General Information


Approximately 3 miles south of the junction of State Highway 260 and Forest Road 300. Forest Road 300 (south) is located 13 miles west of Heber, Arizona. Access the campground via Forest Road 86.

General Notes:
  • Gas, phone, and groceries are available 8 miles west at Forest Lakes.
  • Campfire grills and picnic tables
  • Vault toilets & garbage facilities.
  • Drinking water
  • Gravel roads
  • Campground Hosts

Recreation Map

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

  • 21 family campsites
  • Tents, trailers and small motorhomes up to 16 feet


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Picnic tables Yes
Drinking water Yes
Toilets Yes
Tent camping Yes
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