Area Status: Open
This area is Open



Workman Creek Falls has excellent photography opportunities in the Sierra Ancha Wilderness area. There is access to Historical and pre-historic sites such as Aztec Peak Lookout. The Workman Creek area is the habitat for whitetail deer, bear, elk, turkey, javelina, mountain lion and many other animal species.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Day use only
Open Season: 15 May
Restrictions: Stay limit 1 day, trailers not recommended, pack it in pack it out, BEAR PROOF YOUR SITE-- especially food stuffs, FR 487 above the Falls Recreation Site is closed annually: December 15th to March 31st
Closest Towns: Young, Payson
Water: No water
Restroom: Double-vault toilets
Passes: No Passes or Fees required.
Information Center: Payson Ranger District (928) 474-7900

General Information


The Cascade Day Use site is located on Forest Road 487 (FR 487). FR 487 is approximately 22 miles north of the junction of State Hwy 288 and State Hwy 188. Take Hwy 288 at the junction and continue north.

From State Hwy 260, FR 487 is approximately 50 miles from the junction of State Hwy. 260 and FR 512 (Young Hwy). Take FR 512 at the junction.

At Young, FR 512 becomes State Hwy 288. Follow State Hwy 288 to FR 487. The Cascade Day Use site is the second of three sites on FR 487. It is approximately 1.5 miles from the 288/487 turnoff. Beyond Cascade, FR 487 follows along Workman Creek for about ½ mile to the Falls Campsite and then continues for about 2.5 miles to the Aztec Peak Lookout Tower. A high-clearance vehicle is advised for travel above the Falls Recreation Site. View and download a map.


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