Reynolds Creek Group Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

The Reynolds Creek Group Campground is a rustic and secluded, creek side camp located on the Pleasant Valley Ranger District in the Tonto National Forest. The primitive group camping area is nestled between towering ponderosa pine at an elevation of 5,250 feet and provides a great base camp for a wide range of recreational activities including, hiking, fishing, hunting, and nature photography.

Natural Features: The group site is located adjacent to Reynolds Creek which runs year round. Opportunities for wading, fishing, and hiking abound. Berry picking is a popular activity in the fall. A thick stand of ponderosa pine covers the group area, offering pleasant shade. A large meadow provides the perfect place for group activities and games.

Recreation: The site is located between the Salome and Sierra Ancha Wilderness Areas and adjacent to the From the Desert to the Tall Pines National Scenic Byway. Two trailheads are located within a quarter mile of the campground and provide access to the Wilderness Areas as well as a lookout tower.

Facilities: The site includes two large ramadas, eight picnic tables, group grill, large metal campfire rings, one vault toilet.

Nearby Attractions: Workman Creek is located two miles to the south and has cascading waterfalls and plenty of opportunities for berry picking in the fall. Hikers and equestrians can explore the area's majestic scenery on meandering trails.

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.
Reservations: Reservations can be made by visiting or calling 1-877-444-6777.  Reservations must be made 3 days ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 months in advance.
Fees $75 per night and extra vehicles $10 per day.  More information can be found at
Open Season: March 1
Restrictions: This site is very remote and is accessible only by dirt roads. Bears are present in the area. Please store food appropriately. A combination code is needed to access the facility. Please check your confirmation letter for the combination code. Fires are only allowed in the established steel fire rings of which there are four (4). Citations / tickets will be issued if fires are started in any other locations.
Closest Towns: Young
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Information Center: Payson Ranger District (928) 474-7900 or at 1-877-444-6777 for additional details.

General Information


From Young, drive 20 miles south on State Hwy. 288 (unpaved). Site is on the right with signs. From Hwy 188, drive 27 miles north on State Hwy. 288 (partially paved).

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5,200 feet