Burnt Corral Campground and Day Use Area


Burnt Corral

This site is set among the canyon walls of Apache Lake, which allows for great water recreation activities. Nearby are impressive views of mountains, canyons, wildlife and Roosevelt Dam. Because of its close proximity to Apache Lake, Burnt Corral allows fishing, non-motorized and motorized boating.  There are 82 developed campsites available at Burnt Corral, which allows for a great escape any time of the year for families or individuals. Burnt Corral has highly accessible areas, with slopes that under 5% and concrete or compacted gravel grounds.

At a Glance

Fees  $12/site/night; Senior and Access Interagency Pass Holders receive a 50% discount.  Campground fees must be paid for at the fee machine located at the campground. 
Open Season: Year-Around
Restrictions: Stay limit is 14 days. Sewage dump facilities are located 5 miles north of the junction of State Hwy. 88 and State Hwy.188, across from Cholla Campground (no fee). Please use trash receptacles. Not recommended for trailers over 22 feet. Parts of State Hwy. 88 are a narrow gravel road. Drive with care! Towing boats on this road on busy weekends should be done with great caution.
Closest Towns: Globe, Tonto Basin & Apache Junction
Water: Available
Restroom: Composting and Vault toilets
Information Center: Tonto Basin Ranger District (602)-225-5395

General Information


This site is 6 miles south of Roosevelt Dam on the south shoreline of Apache Lake. From Mesa: Take the Beeline Highway/State Hwy.87 north for approximately 60 miles to the junction of State Hwy. 188. Turn right and follow State Hwy. 188 for 33 miles to the junction with State Hwy. 88. Turn right on State Hwy. 88 and drive past Roosevelt Dam. Follow State Hwy. 88 for 5 miles to Forest Road (FR) 183; turn right and continue an additional mile to the site.

From Claypool (between Globe & Miami): Take State Hwy. 188 northwest for 29 miles to the junction of State Hwy. 88. Follow State Hwy. 88 (it heads southwest and becomes an unpaved road) for 5 miles to Forest Road (FR) 183; turn right and continue an additional mile to the site.

From Apache Junction: Drive north on State Hwy. 88 for 38 miles. (Last 20 miles of 88 are unpaved.) FR 183/Burnt Corral Rec. Site – turn left and continue to site.

Recreation Map

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

  • Camping at Burnt Corral is permitted in designated areas. 
  • Camp sites include fire ring, grill, and picnic tables.
  • It is a first come, first serve system.
  • Maximum occupancy per individual camp unit is 10.
  • Maximum number of vehicles per individual camp unit is three.  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

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