Canyon Vista Campground

Area Status: Open
Canyon Vista Campground with view of San Francisco Peaks

Canyon Vista Campground is located near Walnut Canyon and Lower Lake Mary. This area consists of ponderosa pine, mixed conifer, aspen and oak, which offer good photo opportunities, interesting geology and views of the San Francisco Peaks.

The trailhead for Sandys Canyon Trail and the Vista Loop Trail are at the north end of the campground.

Sandys Canyon Trail provides access into Walnut Canyon and joins the Arizona Trail.

This segment of the Vista Loop Trail provides access to “The Pit” climbing area.



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At a Glance

Reservations: No reservations. This campground is on a first-come, first-served basis. Open season is May 3 -Oct 14 2024.
  • Camping: $26 per night, up to eight people with one vehicle. All 14 sites are first come sites.
  • Second vehicle per night: $8 additional.
  • Picnic/day use (10 a.m to 4 p.m.): for a fee of $8 up to 5 people.
Senior and Access Interagency passes are accepted for a 50% discount on single-site camping fees. Other Interagency passes are not accepted.
Open Season: early May - Oct 11
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. (running generators not permitted during quiet hours)
Closest Towns: Flagstaff, AZ
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Operated By: Concessionaire - Contact Flagstaff District - 928-526-0866
Information Center: Please note: it is at the host's discretion to require the observance certain regulations in their campground. These regulations may include rules regarding “quiet hours”, “red-flag warnings”, the use of off-highway vehicles, etc. Please follow campground regulations.

General Information

General Notes:

Attractions: Camping, hiking, equestrian, rock climbing, sightseeing, wildlife watching, tent sites available.

Facilities: 14 single unit sites, Fire rings and cooking grills, drinking water, picnic tables, vault toilets.

Leave No Trace: Recognize your role in preserving wild lands by practicing these Leave No Trace principles:

  1. Plan ahead and prepare.
  2. Travel and camp on durable surfaces.
  3. Dispose of waste properly.
  4. Leave what you find.
  5. Minimize campfire impacts.
  6. Respect wildlife.
  7. Be considerate of other visitors.


  • Tents, motor homes, & trailers under 40 feet permitted
  • No utility hookups
  • Pets must always be restrained or on a leash
  • 14 day Forest stay limit
  • No horses allowed in campground


Location: Southeast of Flagstaff

GPS (Map): 35°07'33.5"N 111°35'54.2"W

Access: Take Lake Mary Road (FH 3) 6 miles southeast. Campground is on your left.



Canyon Vista Campground Map

The map shows the Canyon Vista Campground off of Lake Mary Road, with several spots to camp all forking from the main campground road. There are places for water and bathrooms along the road, as well as a trailhead at the end. 

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites 11 single site(s)
Sleeping Shelter None


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Recreation Areas

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