Recreation


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It's called God's Country... Lakes and mountains. The Mogollon Rim made famous by Zane Grey. The White Mountains made green by ponderosa pine, gentled by cold waters flowing to the valleys below and far beyond. It is a physically challenging and rewarding recreational landscape. A place of spiritual renewal and more...

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Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Recreation Conditions Report

Area Name Status Area Conditions
Apache Trout Campground Open Water available. Showers and restrooms open.
Aspen Campground Open
Back Alley Trail Open
Bear Canyon Lake and Camping Area Open
Benny Creek Campground Open Water is available
Black Canyon Rim Campground Open
Black Jack Campground Open
Black Jack Group Campground Open
Blue Crossing Campground Open Please contact the Alpine District Office for the latest information.
Brookchar Campground Open Water available. Showers and restrooms open.
Buffalo Crossing Campground Open
Caldwell Cabin Closed
Canyon Point Amphitheater Interpretive Site Closed
Canyon Point Campground Open
Canyon Point Dump Station Dump Station Open
Carr Lake Trail Open Inaccessible until 4/15
Carr Lake Trailhead Open Inaccessible until 4/15. Signs along the Carr Lake Trail System are in disrepair and need replacement. Trails are difficult to follow and signs may be misleading.
Coal Creek Campground Open
Cutthroat Campground Open Water available. Showers and restrooms open.
Deer Creek Campground Open
Diamond Rock Campground Open
Drew Trailhead Open Inaccessible until 4/15
Fenceline Trail Open
Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area Campground Open Open year round. Make reservations at www.azstateparks.com
Fr 169 Campground Open Inaccessible until 4/15
Fr 195 Campground Open Inaccessible until 4/15
Fr 84 Camping Area Open Inaccessible until 4/15
Fr 9350 Campground Open Inaccessible until 4/15
Gabaldon Horse Camp Open No drinking water available
Gentry Campground Open Campground is accessible on a first come first serve basis from October through May.
Granville Campground Open
Grayling Campground Closed Water available. Showers and restrooms open. 
Honeymoon Campground Open Open year round
Horse Springs Campground Open
Horse Springs Group Ramada/Campground Closed
Horton Springs Trail #292 Open Inaccessible until 4/15
KP Cienega Campground Open
Lewis Canyon Group Campground Open Reservations only
Los Burros Campground Open 14-day stay limit
Luna Lake Campground Open Contact the Alpine District Office for up-to-date information.
Mallard Trailhead Open Inaccessible until 4/15
Meadow Trail Open Inaccessible until 4/15
Meadow Trailhead Open Inaccessible until 4/15
Merganser Trailhead Open Inaccessible until 4/15
Military Sinkhole Trail #966 Open Inaccessible until 4/15
Military Sinkhole Vista Observation Site Open Inaccessible until 4/15
Mogollon Campground Open
Mogollon Rim Visitor Center Closed
Mogollon Trailhead Open
Nelson Reservoir North Boating Site Open
Nelson Reservoir South Boating Site Open
Old Rim Trailhead Open Inaccessible until 4/15
One Eighty Trail Open Inaccessible until 4/15
Promontory Butte #278 Open Inaccessible until 4/15
Promontory Pit Road Campground Open
Rainbow Campground Closed Water available. Showers and restrooms open. 
Rim Campground Open
Rim Lake Vista Trail #622 Open Inaccessible until 4/15
Rim Lakes Vista Observation Site Open Inaccessible until 4/15
Rocky Point Picnic Site Closed
Rocky Point Trailhead Open Inaccessible until 4/15
Rolfe C. Hoyer Campground Open
Schell Canyon Trail - # 316 Open
Scott Reservoir Campground Open Day Use Only to protect public health and align with state and local measures to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. Contact the Lakeside District Office for up to date information.
South Fork Day Use Area Open Day use only; limited services
Spillway Campground Open
Spillway Group Campground Closed
Strayhorse Canyon Trail #20 Open
Telephone Ridge Trail # 103 Open Inaccessible until 4/15
Two-o-eight Trailhead Open Inaccessible until 4/15
Upper Blue Campground Open Contact the Alpine District Office for up-to-date information.
Willow Springs Lake Fishing and Boating Site Open
Woods Canyon Amphitheater Interpretive Site Closed
Woods Canyon Dump Station Open
Woods Canyon Group Campground Open
Woods Canyon Lake Area Boating Site Open Inaccessible until 4/15
Woods Canyon Lake Recreation Area Open NO RV's or camp trailers allowed in parking area at Woods Canyon Lake
Woods Canyon Lake Trail Open Inaccessible until 4/15
Woods Canyon Lake Trailhead Open Inaccessible until 4/15
Woods Canyon Nature Trail Open Inaccessible until 4/15

Spotlights

Hannagan Campground

Hannagan Campground

At 9,100 feet, Hannagan campground is one of the highest campgrounds in Arizona. Being so high up, you might suspect that the weather is cool at Hannagan campground. It is! In fact, it is deliciously cool while everywhere else is hot.

You might also suspect that the surroundings are alpine. Right again! High country tree species such as Colorado Blue and Engelmann spruce, subalpine and corkbark fir and quaking aspen shade these campgrounds. 

There are also nearby hiking trails, scenic drives and Hannagan campground is close to the primitive area and wilderness.

Upper Blue Campground

View of Upper Blue campsite with Adirondack-style shleter

A rustic camping experience in a beautiful setting off the beaten path, Upper Blue Campground is located below the high bluffs and near streamside within the Blue River Valley.

  • 3 campsites
  • 2 sites with Adirondack-style shelters.
  • 14 day stay limit.

KP Cienega Campground

At 9,000 feet, this is one of the highest campgrounds in Arizona. With that in mind, you might suspect that it's cool up here. Well you would be right, deliciously cool--when it's hot everywhere else.

  • 5 single unit sites 
  • Trailers and motorhomes up to 16 foot
  • No hookups
  • Pets must be restrained or on a leash
  • Lodge and restaurant at nearby Hannagan Meadow
  •  Tables
  • Fire rings with cooking grills 

The KP Trailhead, directly adjacent to the campground, provides hiking and backpacking opportunities into the Blue Range Primitive Area via the KP Trail (# 70) with connections to many other trails within the area.

Recreation Areas