Lakeview Campground

Area Status: Open
Lakeview Campground

Located on a hill overlooking Parker Canyon Lake, campsites are spread among a stand of oaks and junipers. From the campground it is just a short walk to the lakeshore or a short drive to the boat launch ramp, fishing pier, paved parking areas and paved walkways, all of which are accessible to persons with disabilities.

Parker Canyon Lake and Lakeview Campground are generally less crowded than similar areas that are more easily accessible. On some days you can hike the entire 5-mile trail around the lake and have only the resident wildlife for company. This trail has several viewing areas complete with benches and interpretive signs. Two of the viewing areas are barrier-free. It is an excellent place to view the waterfowl that either live at the lake or use it as a stopover on their seasonal migration. Bald eagles and osprey are also frequently sighted here, as are Coues white-tailed deer and an occasional extended family of coatimundi, those long-tailed, long-nosed southwestern cousins of the raccoon.

Note: Black bears are common in the area.

At a Glance

Rentals & Guides: The Parker Canyon Lake and Marina provides boat rentals.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees: Single site: $20.  With Golden Age/Access or Interagency Senior/Access pass $10. Payable with cash or check.
Open Season: Year round
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions: Pack and saddle stock are not permitted in campground. Properly Licensed Motorbikes may be used only for entering or leaving campgrounds. Boating (10 hp motor limit).
Closest Towns: Sierra Vista, AZ
Information Center: Sierra Vista Ranger District (520) 378-0311

General Information


From Tucson, drive east on Interstate 10 to the State Route 83 exit. Drive south to Sonoita, then continue on AZ 83 approximately 25 miles to Parker Canyon Lake. From Sierra Vista, travel through Fort Huachuca’s west gate to State Route 83. Turn south and travel 10 miles to Parker Canyon Lake. Alternate from Sierra Vista: travel south on State Highway 92 about 14 miles to Coronado Memorial Road (FR 61) and drive 25 miles over Montezuma Pass on FR 61, then FR 48, along the south side of the Huachuca Mountains to Parker Canyon Lake.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites 65
No. of Accessible sites Accessible to persons with disabilities.
Difficulty Level: Easy

RV Camping

Lake and Pond Fishing

Fishing Platform Pier
Accessible Platform Accessible to persons with disabilities.

Day Hiking

Lakeview Trail #132

Viewing Wildlife

Species Waterfowl, bald eagles, osprey, white-tail deer, and raccoons.
Special Feature Two of the viewing areas are barrier-free.


Boating - Non-Motorized


Camping trailer: Camper max length is 36'. No hookups
Picnic tables: Yes
Tent camping: Yes
Parking: Day Use Fee
Toilets: Vault Toilets
Fee charged for some activities: Yes
Accessible: Yes
Drinking water: Yes

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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5,400 feet