Long Valley Work Center Group Campground

Area Status: Closed
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Long Valley Work Center Group Campground

This site, which encompasses approximately five acres, is an old Forest Service work center. There are five buildings on the grounds which are not made available to the public. There are two pedestal grills, a group fire pit, ten picnic tables. Garbage service is available. Water is not provided. Your group must make the necessary arrangements to provide water. There are vault toilets, but for every 25 people after the first 50, the group will need to provide port-a-pots. This site can accommodate up to 300 people. 

Situated in the stately ponderosa pines, this site is near the Long Valley Store/Café/Garage complex on Arizona Route 87 (milepost 290). It is approximately 35 miles northeast of Payson, 50 miles southwest of Winslow, and 60 miles southeast of Flagstaff. The elevation at this camp site is approximately 6,950 feet. 

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: 1 five-acre group site
Reservations: Information is available by talking with a representative during business hours. Call 928-477-2255 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Future reservations (this spring) will be controlled by Recreation.gov
Fees $85 for 10-50 people. 
$110 for 51-100 people.
$135 for 101-300 people. Maximum parking for 50 vehicles. Future reservations (this spring) will be controlled by Recreation.gov.
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: Seasonal closures or fire restrictions/closures may be in place. During both Stage 1 and Stage 2 Fire Restrictions, campfires are prohibited at this site. Gas operated devices with an on/off switch are allowed.
Closest Towns: Happy Jack, AZ
Water: No drinking water
Restroom: Vault toilets
Operated By: Mogollin Rim District - 928-477-2255

General Information


Location: Just south of the Long Valley Store/Cafe/Garage complex on State Highway 87 (milepost 290) at Clints Well. It is approximately 35 miles northeast of Payson, 50 miles southwest of Winslow, and 60 miles southeast of Flagstaff.

GPS (Map): 34°31'16.2"N 111°19'47.6"W

Access: From Flagstaff drive 55 miles south on FH 3 (Lake Mary Road) to AZ 87 at Clints Well. Turn right on AZ 87. Drive approximately one mile and turn left on FR 141. Travel 1/2 mile on FR 141, turn right onto FR 147A for 0.7 miles. The Center will be on your left.


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Long Valley Work Center Group Campground Map


General Notes:

Attractions: Group camping, hiking, sightseeing, wildlife viewing, photography

Facilities: Two pedestal grills, ten picnic tables, group fire pit, vault toilets for groups up to 50 people.


  • No utility hookups or dump station.
  • No drinking water is available.
  • Trash service is provided.
  • You may be required to supply supplemental toilets, depending on group size
  • Pets must always be contained or on a leash.
  • No horses allowed in the campground.
  • Licensed off-road vehicles may be used only for entering or leaving campsite.
  • 14 day stay limit.

Our Group-use Campgrounds are part of the Recreation Enhancement Act that allows the Mogollon Rim Ranger District to use 95% of the fees collected for that site's maintenance and improvements. [More]

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