Campgrounds in Canyon Lake, Arizona

Campgrounds in Canyon Lake, Arizona
Canyon Lake is a reservoir on the Salt River in Arizona, about an hour east of Phoenix. The lake, which is in Tonto National Forest, was formed by the Mormon Flat Dam, and is a popular spot for boating and fishing, with walleye, largemouth bass, yellow bass, rainbow trout, bluegill, and more. Several campgrounds are available by the lake.

Canyon Lake Marina Campground

Canyon Lake Marina Campground has both RV and tent sites, each with a picnic table, grill, and a fire ring. The tent sites are 20 feet wide and 20 feet long. Showers and bathrooms are located at the campground, and there is a designated swimming-only area you can use. There is no Wi-Fi in the campground. Firewood for the rings is available at the Lakeside Restaurant, which also sells propane and gas canisters for hiking stoves, charcoal, and some camping food. Leashed pets are allowed in the campground.

Canyon Lake Marina Campground.
16802 N.E. Highway 88
Tortilla Flat, AZ 85219
(480) 288-9233
canyonlakemarina.com/campground/campground_faq.htm

Tortilla Campground

Tortilla Campground is two miles from the shores of Canyon Lake and is open from October 1 to April 29. The campground has 77 sites, with a picnic table and grill at each, and both tents and RVs are allowed at the sites. Fire rings are at each site, but you need to bring your own firewood. There are no showers, but the site has potable water and flush toilets.

Tortilla Campground
Tortilla, AZ 85290
(480)610-3300
camparizona.com/Campsites/PhoenixCampsites/Tortilla.htm

Point Campground

Point Campground is a small, three-site primitive campsite that is accessible only by boat. The Point is open for camping year round, and there is no charge to stay there. The three campsites have fire rings, picnic tables, and grills. There is no running water or showers; there is a pit toilet. The campground is a popular spot for fishermen, who can fish for bass, trout, catfish, and carp right of the dock at the campground.

Point Campground
(480) 610-3300
camparizona.com/Campsites/PhoenixCampsites/The Point.htm

Article Written By Candace Horgan

Candace Horgan has worked as a freelance journalist for more than 12 years. Her work has appeared in various print and online publications, including the "Denver Post" and "Mix." Horgan holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and history.

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