Gentry Campground

Area Status: Open
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Gentry Campground

The campground is set among the ponderosa pines at the base of Gentry Fire Lookout.  The campground consists of 5 individual family sites or can be reserved and rented in its entirety as a group site for up to 75 people.

For a map of this campground, click here.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: The Gentry Campground has been reopened. 
Reservations: This campground is available on a first-come-first-serve basis or reserved through or by calling 1-877-444-6777
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees Single site non-electrical $18 (when not reserved), up to 8 people and 1 vehicle. $9 extra vehicle charge Group site non-electrical $90, up to 50 people and 6 vehicles.
Usage: Light
Best Season: Generally early May to November. Open year-round as access permits.
Closest Towns: Nearest full service community is Payson, AZ, 50 miles west via Hwy 260.
Water: No
Restroom: UNKNOWN Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Black Mesa Ranger District
(928) 535-7300
TTY: (928) 535-3213

General Information


Directions from Heber: Travel 13 miles to the junction of State Highway 260 and Forest Road 300. Approximately five miles south of the junction on Forest Road 300, you'll find the campground.

General Notes:
  • Provide your own water.
  • Pack it in, Pack it out.
  • Stay away from lookout tower during lighting storms.
  • Gas, phone, and groceries are available 10.5 miles west at Forest Lakes.
  • Campfire grills and picnic tables.
  • Gravel roads

Recreation Map

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

  • 5 family campsites
  • Tents. Not suitable for trailers.

Group Camping

This small campground, located at the base of the Gentry Fire Lookout Tower, contains 5 individual family campsites that can also be rented together as one large group site.


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Picnic tables Yes
Toilets Yes
Tent camping Yes
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