Black Canyon Rim Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

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

Current Conditions: Closed for season
Reservations: Reservations for this campground can be made at Recreation.gov.
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.‚Äč
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

Directions:

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:

Natural Features:

Black Canyon Rim Campground is sheltered among towering ponderosa pines and located in an area that is relatively flat and sandy.

A herd of wild horses is often seen running through the area and stopping at Black Canyon Lake for water.

Recreation:

Fishing and boating (electric motors) are available on Black Canyon Lake, approximately 2.5 miles northeast of the campground. The historic grave site of Stott, Scott, and Wilson, three young men lynched during the Pleasant Valley War is located within walking distance.

This campground is a favorite stopping place for those traveling on the General Crook National Recreation Trail.

Facilities:

Each campsite offers a campfire ring with grill and picnic table. Additional amenities include accessible vault toilets, drinking water and trash service. Access is on both sand and gravel roads. A campground host is available at the site.

  • 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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Amenities

Picnic tables Yes
Drinking water Yes
Toilets Yes
Tent camping Yes
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Location

 
  Latitude : 
34.304563

  Longitude : 
-110.745671

  Elevation : 
7,600 feet

 



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