Arizona's Best Campgrounds
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Here you will find some great developed campgrounds, perfect for newcomers, families, or those truly allergic to roughing it. For the more adventurous, miles of open forest, desert and grasslands offer uncrowded camping, hiking and biking. If you camp in undeveloped areas, pack out what you take in, respect wildlife, and be mindful of campfire restrictions.
You can make your campground reservations on Recreation.gov.
Go the the website to ensure your best possible reservation experience! High demand campsites will go fast -- if you experience delays, please be patient.
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NATIONAL FOREST CAMPGROUNDS — Profiled!
DEVELOPED CAMPGROUNDS — Profiled!
- Alamo Lake State Park
- Ashurst Lake
- Dead Horse Ranch State Park
- Dogtown Lake Campground
- Fool Hollow Lake
- Houston Mesa Campground
- Kinnikinick Lake Campground
- Lynx Lake Campground
- Rainbow Campground
- Rock Crossing Campground
- Rolfe C. Hoyer Campground
- Roper Lake State Park
- Last Great Camping Trip
In the mountain biking and hiking areas you will find more great places to camp.
U. S. FOREST SERVICE Fire Restrictions & Closures
Toll-free fire restriction/closure hotline: 1-877-864-6985
• Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest: (928) 333-4301
• Coconino National Forest: (928) 527-3600
• Coronado National Forest: (520) 388-8300
• Kaibab National Forest: (928) 635-8200
• Prescott National Forest: (928) 443-8000
• Tonto National Forest: (602) 225-5200
Be bear aware
"The root cause of most conflicts between bears and people, especially in camping areas, is food. Bears can't change their behavior, but people can," says Bruce Sitko, a Game and Fish Department public information officer in the Pinetop regional office.
Prolonged drought and the subsequent decrease of food growing in the wild have Game and Fish Department biologists concerned about a possible increase in bear-human encounters this year. Bear calls are already on the rise from residents in some mountain communities.
Officials say it is prudent for all outdoor recreatonists to take the following precautions to minimize potential conflicts with bears and other wildlife:
- Never intentionally feed wildlife.
- Secure all garbage.
- Keep a clean camp.
- Do not cook in your tent or sleeping area.
- Store all foods, toiletries and other scented items well away from sleeping areas and unavailable to bears.
- Wash-up, change clothing and remove all scented articles before retiring to your sleeping area.
- Walk or jog in groups. Pay attention to your surroundings when hiking, jogging or bicycling.
- Supervise your children and keep them in sight.
- Keep your pets on a leash — don't allow them to roam free. Or better yet, leave them at home if you can. Pets can easily get into conflicts with a wide range of wildlife from skunks to coyotes.