Gentry Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

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: Closed for the season
Reservations: This campground is available on a first-come-first-serve basis or reservations can be made at Recreation.gov.
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 potable water, visitors need to bring their own
Restroom: Pit Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Black Mesa Ranger District
(928) 535-7300
TTY: (928) 535-3213

General Information

Directions:

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:

Natural Features:

The area is relatively flat with sandy surfaces. The campground is sheltered among towering ponderosa pines interspersed with fir and oak.

Recreation:

Recreation opportunities in the area include hiking, photography and wildlife viewing. Visitors can often see a herd of wild horses which frequent the area.

Facilities:

Gentry Group Campground offers picnic tables, campfire grills, and a vault toilet. Roads are sand and gravel. There is a campground host available at the Black Canyon Rim campground.

  • 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

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Picnic tables Yes
Toilets Yes
Tent camping Yes
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Location

 
  Latitude : 
34.30153056

  Longitude : 
-110.7122222

  Elevation : 
7,725

 



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