Upper Canyon Creek Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Upper Canyon Creek

 

The campground of dispersed units is set in a mature stand of Ponderosa pine with a mix of white and Douglas fir. The Arizona Game & Fish Department Canyon Creek Fish Hatchery is nearby. The hatchery is open to the public and offers a self-guided tour of the facility. Canyon Creek is popular among anglers fishing for rainbow trout. Wildlife includes: Abert squirrel, black bear.

Pack It In, Pack It Out

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Restrooms will be serviced once a week. Please pack it in, pack it out! 
Permit Info: Permit required through the District Office if over 75 people
Restrictions:
  • Stay limit 14 days
  • Trailers under 16'
Closest Towns: Young, Payson, Forest Lakes
Water: No drinking water available
Restroom: Vault toilets, one toilet is equipped with grab bars.
Passes: No Passes or Fees required.
Information Center: Payson Ranger District (928) 474-7900

General Information

Directions:

Access #1 (41 miles east of Payson): From Payson, travel 33 miles east on paved State Hwy. 260. Turn right on Young Road/Forest Road (FR) 512, and continue on for 3 miles to FR 33 (unpaved). Turn left on FR 33 and travel 1 1/2 miles to the site.

Access #2 (28 miles north of Young): From Young, take State Hwy. 288/Forest Road (FR) 512 north for 23 miles to FR 33. Turn right onto FR 33. Taking FR 33, it’s about 5 miles to the site.

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General Notes:
  • In the winter, temperatures can dip into the teens.
  • Both FR 512 and FR 33 are unpaved roads, four-wheel-drive or chains are advised after heavy rains or snow.
  • Canyon Creek has a four-trout limit. Canyon Creek fishing is restricted to artificial flies and lures only.
  • Bear-proof your camp -- especially food.

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
34.287998

  Longitude : 
-110.806000

  Elevation : 
6,600 feet

 



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