White Horse Lake Campground

Area Status: Closed
White Horse Lake with wildflowers and dark skies

This campground is 19 miles southeast of Williams and offers excellent opportunities for hiking, mountain biking and wildlife watching.

A trail following the lakeshore and one to Sycamore Canyon Vista are nearby.

In addition, a number of forest attractions are nearby, such as Sycamore Point, JD Dam, and the Overland Trail.

  • 94 single unit sites with tables, fire rings, grills, and tent pads.
  • 44 of these single unit sites and the group site are available through reservations.
  • All other single unit sites are first-come, first-served.
  • 22 campsites are fully wheelchair accessible.
  • Tents, trailers and motorhomes up to 38 feet long can be accommodated.
  • Composting and Pit toilets, and garbage bins provided.
  • Potable water hydrants located throughout the campground. Filling water tanks in motorhomes and RV's not allowed due to limited supply. Potable water supply for drinking water only. *Currently water system is turned off and unavailable. A temporary filling station has been brought in, but supplies are limited. Please plan to bring your own water.
  • No utility hookups. 
  • Small paved boat ramp.
  • Campground hosts available to assist you.
  • Food vendor on site at day use site during the open season.

White Horse Lake Campground Access Map

"White Horse Lake Campground" Images Album

"White Horse Lake offers secluded getaway for campers and day visitors" - overview article of campground and area attractions 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

Generally open May through September for overnight camping, depending on weather. For specific dates and reservations contact www.recreation.gov or call 877-444-6777.
Fees: For fees and reservations go to www.recreation.gov or call 877-444-6777​. 
Permit Info: Please refer to the Arizona Game and Fish Department for current fishing regulations and permits and for stocking information and schedules at www.azgfd.com/Fishing.
Best Season: Late spring to early fall.
  • No swimming allowed in the lake. See Kaibab N.F. Forest Order 07-18-05-Rr.
  • Pets must always be restrained or on a leash.
  • Motorbikes may be used only to enter and leave the area.
  • Only small electric boat motors (not exceeding 10 manufacturer-rated horsepower) are allowed. No gas motors are allowed per Ariz. Admin. Code § 12-4-517. For details on the regulations go to https://bit.ly/3159Wip.
  • No waste water (gray or black water) drained onto ground.
  • Maximum campground stay limit is 14 days.
Water: Drinking water currently limited. Please be prepared to bring your own water.
Restroom: Vault toilets.

General Information


About 19 miles (30.5 km) southeast of Williams. Access/Road Conditions: From Williams, turn south on 4th St. (FR 173, Perkinsville Road) and go 9 miles to FR 110; turn left onto FR 110; go about 7 mi. and turn left onto FR 109; follow to campground entrance (about 3 mi.)

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Group Camping

Lake and Pond Fishing

Special Designations Single electric boat motors only of one horsepower or less are permitted
Fishing Mode Bank, Boat
Fish Species Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Black Crappie
Status: Open
Permit required?: Y

Viewing Wildlife

Boating - Motorized

Size Restrictions Single electric boat motors only of one horsepower or less are permitted
Type of Craft Small motorized fishing boats
Motor Type Electric
Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

Boating - Non-Motorized

Type of Craft kayak, canoe
Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

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6600 feet