Overgaard, Arizona Campgrounds

Overgaard, Arizona Campgrounds
Tucked up in a forest at 6,600 feet, the side-by-side cities of Heber and Overgaard, Ariz., offer visitors a cool escape from the heat of summer in the Sonoran Desert. The towns are only 150 miles from the Valley of the Sun, yet this is a different ecological environment. RV parks in the Heber-Overgaard area offer guests 90-degree days and cool, White Mountain nights in the 60s.

Elk Pines RV Park

Elk Pines RV Park has 68 sites with 20-, 30- and 50-amp electric service for fully self-contained rigs. Internet access is available throughout the park. Guests can rent movies, shop at the park store and watch satellite television in the clubhouse. The park offers daily, weekly and monthly rates, along with special rates for guests who stay for the entire season (April through October).

Elk Pines RV Park
2256 E. Highway 260
Overgaard, AZ 85933
(928) 535-3833

Arizona High Country Campground

Arizona High Country Campground at Clay Springs, approximately 18 miles east of Overgaard, offers opportunities to watch birds and wildlife. There is cable TV and free Wi-Fi. The campground has 31 sites, including 10 pull-thru, with full hookups and 50-amp electric. The campground is open from April through October and is pet-friendly.

Arizona High Country Campground
5064 Sawmill Road
Clay Springs, AZ 85923
(928) 739-4383

Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest

RVers can spend up to 14 days in one of the three campgrounds west of Heber/Overgaard in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. Visitors who set up camp have access to cold-water lakes, hiking trails, scenic drives and snow play in winter (although the campgrounds may be inaccessible then, depending on conditions).

Aspen Campground, near Woods Canyon Lake, has 133 sites. Fresh water is available, although there are no hookups. Camp sites can accommodate rigs up to 45 feet. There is a dump station nearby.

Aspen Campground
(928) 535-4481

Canyon Point Campground, 17 miles west of town, has 88 sites, 35 of which have electricity. Rigs up to 75 feet can use this campground. There are a number of group sites to accommodate families and other multiunit gatherings. Campers can use the vault toilets and the waste tank dump station.

Canyon Point Campground
(928) 535-9233

Spillway Campground is 22 miles west of town. Sites are available by reservation only. The facility has 26 sites that handle small rigs up to 16 feet. The campground has fresh water and vault toilers, but no hookups.

Spillway Campground
(928) 535-4481

Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest
P.O. Box 640
Springerville, AZ 85938
(928) 333-4301

Article Written By Colleen Morrison

Colleen Morrison has been writing professionally for two decades. She holds an M.A. from the University of Wyoming and a Ph.D. in history from Arizona State University. She ghostwrites articles, blogs and Web content for her clients. Articles under her name appear at M&M, eHow, Golflink and other sites.

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