Schoolhouse Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Schoolhouse rec site


Located on central Arizona's largest lake, Schoolhouse offers great water recreation opportunities to the public. Because of its close proximity to the lake, Schoolhouse allows fishing, non-motorized and motorized boating, along with shoreline hiking trails.  There are plenty of campsites available at Schoolhouse, which allows for an easy, quick escape during any time of the year for families and individuals.

At a Glance

Fees $20/site/night; $40/site/night for double camp unit; America the Beautiful Interagency Senior or Access Pass holders receive 50% discount (persons over 62 or have a permanent disability) for single camp units only. Campground fees must be paid for at the fee machine located at the campground. 
Open Season: Year-Around
Restrictions: Stay limit 14 days, trailers under 32', pack it in pack it out, Rules and regulations are posted on bulletin board. Please use trash receptacles, when available, The adjacent boating site has a paved boat launch ramp with courtesy dock -- useable when water elevations are higher than 2,110 feet.
Closest Towns: Roosevelt & Globe 
Water: Available
Restroom: Toilets located throughout the camp loops
Information Center: Tonto Basin Ranger District (602) 225-5395

General Information


This site is located 11 miles south of the historic Roosevelt Dam. From Mesa: Take the State Hwy. 87/Beeline Highway north for about 60 miles to the junction with State Hwy. 88. Continue on State Hwy. 88 south for 8 miles to Forest Road (FR) 447/Schoolhouse Recreation Site. Turn left and continue for 4 miles to the site.

From Globe: area: Take State Hwy. 188 north for 20 miles to its junction with Forest Road (FR) 447/Schoolhouse Recreation Site, turn right and continue for 4 miles to the site.


This site contains numerous barrier-free camp units. Toilets and picnic tables are fully accessible.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

  • 40 camp units (single, and double) with shade ramadas, fire rings with grills, picnic tables, and potable water hydrants.
  • Toilets are located throughout the camp loops.
  • There is an amphitheater.
  • Maximum occupancy per individual camp unit is 10.  Maximum occupancy per double camp unit is 20.
  • Maximum number of vehicles per individual camp unit is three.  Maximum number of vehicles per double camp unit is six.  All vehicles must completely fit within the designated parking area.
  • Check-in time is 12:00 pm, and check-out time is 10:00 am

General Info:


This site contains numerous barrier-free camp units. Toilets and picnic tables are fully accessible.

Fire Informationfire rings available
No. of Sites40
Reservation InfoFirst come, first serve for even numbered sites. Reservations can be arranged for odd numbered sites on or by calling 1 (877) 444-6777.
No. of Accessible sites4

RV Camping

Camping all year, closed when lake level drops below 2,100 ft.


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2,100 feet