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CANYON POINT, AZ

part ofApache-Sitgreaves National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: CANYON POINT
Status: Closed through Thu Apr 30 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Located in the scenic Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest in north central Arizona near the town of Heber, Canyon Point has a range of individual and group campsites to suit many visitors.

The campground sits in a heavily wooded pine and aspen area 5 miles from the popular Willow Springs Lake. Campers enjoy trout fishing (both lake and stream), hiking, boating and photography.

Natural Features:

Canyon Point lies in a forested area above the Mogollon Rim at an elevation of 7,500 ft. The Mogollon Rim, pronounced by locals as "muggy-own," is a 200-mile long cliff in northern Arizona that ranges between 5,000 and 7,000 ft in elevation.

The unique landscape was created by extreme erosion and faulting that has sculpted spectacular canyons and buttes. The rim serves as the geographical divide between the cool high country above and the hot, dry desert below.

Summer temperatures can be very pleasant because of the elevation. However, the rainy season often brings afternoon thunderstorms from late June through August. Visitors should come prepared for possible rain and cool nighttime temperatures.

Recreation:

Hikers enjoy staying at Canyon Point because of its access to trails to the Sinkhole and the edge of the Mogollon Rim, which offers a spectacular view.

Its proximity to Willow Springs Lake also draws boaters and anglers. Families who stay on the weekends often attend educational programs given by Forest Service rangers at the facility's amphitheater.

Facilities:

Canyon Point has 113 campsites, 32 of which have electricity. Tents, trailers and motor homes up to 75 ft. are allowed at the campground. Three of the single unit sites are accessible.

Larger families can be accommodated at the five double sites which can hold up to 16 people each, and there are two group sites that can host up to 25 or 55 people, respectively. Each site has a picnic table and campfire ring with grill.

Showers and restrooms are provided, and firewood is available for sale.

Nearby Attractions:

The nearby town of Forest Lakes is 2 miles down east and has gas, telephones and groceries. The nearest full service community is Overgaard, 20 miles east on Highway 260.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Amphitheater
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Firewood
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Roads
  • Picnic Tables
  • Showers
  • Vault Toilets
Within 10 Miles
  • Boating
  • Fishing
Know Before You Go
  • Maximum one camping unit and two vehicles per site. Fee includes one camping unit and one vehicle. Payment for a second vehicle will be collected at check-in
  • Walk-in season dates (mid-Apr. to mid-May; mid-Sept. to mid-Nov.) are weather permitting only.
  • This is a high elevation facility; please use caution when traveling from lower elevations
  • Click here for more information on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
34.32333, -110.82667
34°19'24"N, 110°49'36"W

Take Highway 260 northeast of Payson toward Heber. The campground is located at milepost 287 on State Highway 260 approximately 4.5 miles east of the Rim Visitor Information Station, and 19 miles west of Heber.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

CANYON POINT
APACHE-SITGREAVES
  AZ 

Phone Number:

Information:  (928)535-9859
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