Alderwood Campground is on Haigler Creek. The water-chiseled canyon is popular for trout fishing and its swimming holes. This moderately-used campground is appreciated for its solitude. This campground is well-shaded and offers recreation opportunities for the whole family.

At a Glance

Open Season: All Year
Restrictions: Stay limit 14 days, trailers under 16', FR 200, 249, and 291 are unpaved roads, four-wheel-drive or chains are advised after heavy rains/snow, bear-proof your camp -- especially your food-stuff. In winter, temperatures dips into teens, Pack It In, Pack It Out.
Closest Towns: Pleasant Valley, Young
Water: No water available
Passes: No Fees or Passes required.
Information Center: Payson Ranger District (928) 474-7900

General Information


Access #1 (34 miles east of Payson): From Payson, travel east for 24 miles on paved State Hwy. 260. Turn right on Colcord Road 291  and travel 3 miles to FR 200. Turn right on unpaved FR 200. Travel on FR 200 for 6 miles, through Haigler Canyon Recreation Site to FR 202A. Turn right and follow this unpaved road for ½ mile to the site.

Access #2 (11 miles north of Young): From Young, take State Hwy. 288/Forest Road (FR) 512 for 3 miles and turn left on FR 200. Follow unpaved FR 200 for 7 miles to FR 202A and turn left. Follow FR 202A for ½ mile to the site. View and download a map.

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5,200 feet