Springerville, Arizona, Campgrounds

Springerville, Arizona, Campgrounds
The camping in Springerville, Arizona, is in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests. These forests cover more than 2 million acres of mountainous landscape at approximately 7,600 feet above sea level in east-central Arizona. In Sitgreaves, many people are attracted to the Mogollon Rim, which extends into New Mexico, and the eight lakes. In Apache, the White Mountains of Arizona rise from 3,500 feet to more than 11,000 feet. There is a wide selection of campgrounds in the area.

Aspen Campground

Aspen Campground is named for its groves of aspen trees. There are, of course, also ponderosa pine, oak and Douglas fir. The campground is about four miles north of State Highway 260, at mile 282, just off Woods Canyon Lake. The Rim Visitor Information Station is across from it. One hundred thirty-six sites make up this campground and can accommodate tents, trailers or RVs up to 45 feet. Vault toilets, a dumping station, picnic tables, campfire grills and hosts are the main amenities. The boat ramp and launch is available at Woods Canyon Lake, where there is also an interpretive nature trail at the north end. It is open May 1 to Oct. 31, weather permitting.

Aspen Campground
Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests
P.O. Box 640
Springerville, AZ 85938
(877) 444-6777
fs.fed.us/r3/asnf

Canyon Point Campground

Located in a ponderosa pine forest, about 4-1/2 miles east of the Rim Visitor Information Station on State Highway 260 is Canyon Point Campground. Stay at one of the 88 family camping units, 32 of which have electricity, in your tent, trailer or RV up to 75 feet. Five of the sites are quad sites and can accommodate up to 16 people. Enjoy Canyon Point's interpretive program at the amphitheater, campfire grills and picnic tables, shower facilities with flush toilets, and paved roads. There is also a public telephone, RV sanitary station, drinking water, hosts and concessions. Guests gravitate toward Canyon Point for its access to hiking trails to Sinkhole and the edge of the Mogollon Rim. The campground is open mid-May to mid-October, weather permitting.

Canyon Point Campground
Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests
P.O. Box 640
Springerville, AZ 85938
(928) 535-9233
fs.fed.us/r3/asnf

Woods Canyon Lake Group Site

About five miles north of State Highway 260, on Forest Road 300 is Woods Canyon Lake Group Site. As the name implies, this site is on the 52-acre lake, where boating and fishing are common pastimes. The campground will accommodate one group of up to 70 people. People within the group can use their tents, trailers or RVs up to 32 feet.
There are nine picnic tables and group campfire grills, and the Rocky Point Picnic Area is nearby. Among the forest of Douglas fir, aspen, ponderosa pine and oak are vault toilets, a garbage facility, a boat ramp and launch, drinking water and gravel roads. An RV sanitary station is nearby. The camp facility is open May 1 to Sept. 30, weather permitting.

Woods Canyon Lake Group Site
Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests
P.O. Box 640
Springerville, AZ 85938
(877) 444-6777
fs.fed.us/r3/asnf

Article Written By Naomi Judd

Naomi M. Judd is a naturalist, artist and writer. Her work has been published in various literary journals, newspapers and websites. Judd holds a self-designed Bachelor of Arts in adventure writing from Plymouth State University and is earning a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from the University of Southern Maine.

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