Kellner Group Site

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

Kellner Group Picnic Site is nestled at the base of the beautiful Pinal Mountains south of Globe Arizona.  This site’s interesting rock walls and steps were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps.  It sits in the riparian area of Kellner Canyon, which frequently has a small stream running through it.

This site boasts spectacular views of the Pinal Mountains, which rise 3,500 feet above it.  The riparian area and stream host large sycamore and white oak trees which give it shade.  Wildlife in the Pinal Mountains includes a large variety of birds, chipmunks, squirrels, coatimundi, and coos whitetail deer.  A fire came very close to this area in the spring of 2017 and has affected some of the vegetation.

Recreation opportunities include hiking, exploring and wildlife viewing.  The Pinal Mountains are considered a “Sky Island” and make for excellent bird watching opportunities. A short 7 mile drive leads to Icehouse Canyon Day Use Area which hosts trailheads for Six Shooter Canyon Trail, Ice House Canyon Trail, Kellner Canyon Trail and the Telephone Trail.

The unique rock walls and steps of Kellner Group Picnic Site were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1940’s.  The site is at the end of a gated, ¾ mile long road, giving it privacy and a remote feel.  There are 5 picnic units with tables and grills, one group fire ring, and a vault toilet.  Parking is limited to 5 vehicles, and there is no room to turn a trailer around.

Kellner Group Picnic Site is next to the City of Globe which offers an array of restaurants, as well as antique, grocery, and feed & tack stores. It is roughly an hour’s drive from the Salt River Canyon, where several overlooks allow you to capture the magnificent beauty of “Arizona’s other Grand Canyon.”  Roosevelt Lake and the Apache Trail are also within driving reach.

Weather is more often ideal in the fall and spring. The area is at an elevation of 4,400 ft. and may receive snow during a winter storm. The summer months are warm but tolerable, with the temperature ranging from 85-105 degrees. During Arizona’s monsoon season, in the months of July and August, frequent afternoon or evening thunderstorms occur and there is the possibility of flash flooding in the site. Bears and other wildlife live in the forest, so be familiar with avoidance practices.  This group area has a limit of 25 people. Water and Electrical hookups are not available at this site. Trash service is not available, so please, Pack it in, Pack it out. A special use permit may be required if you’re planning on having an event, or are charging fees of any kind. If you have questions, please contact the Globe Ranger District for more information at (928) 402-6200.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: This site is currently closed following federal and state guidance to limit the spread of COVID- 19 and to protect public health and safety.
Operational Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Reservations: Group Campsites reservations can be made by visiting Recreation.gov or calling 1-877-444-6777.  Reservations must be made 1 day prior to arrival and can be made up to 12 months in advance.
Fees $75 for 1-25 people
Open Season: Year Round
Best Season: Spring and Fall
Water: None
Restroom: Accessible vault toilet
Information Center: 5 sites with tables & grills, 1 group fire ring, 25 people max.

General Information

Directions:

Located 5 miles southwest of Globe.  Follow Jess Hayes Road southeast of Globe to the junction of Icehouse Canyon Road and Six Shooter Canyon Road.  Continue on Ice house Canyon for 3 miles to the junction of Forest Road (FR) 55 and 112.  Take the right fork and continue following FR 55 for another 3 miles to the site.


Accessibility:

Accessible vault toilet.


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Group Camping

Fire Information1 group fire ring
Group Cooking Facilitiesgrills
No. of Sites5
Reservation InfoGroup Campsites reservations can be made by visiting Recreation.gov or calling 1-877-444-6777.  Reservations must be made 1 day prior to arrival and can be made up to 12 months in advance.

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
33.334938

  Longitude : 
-110.829071

  Elevation : 
4,500 feet

 



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