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.
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.
This location is operated under permit by Thousand Trails Management Services, Inc. and is currently open to welcome guests to individual family campsites only (8 guests or less per site) and group sites up to 50 people. Our campgrounds are opening with strict adherence to the following mandates:
Follow Arizona’s state order to “Stay Healthy. Return Smarter. Return Stronger.” as well as CDC and USDA pandemic guidelines.
Strict adherence to Physical Distancing between campsites will be enforced. Please respect the space of other campers and stay well away from other campsites to which you are not related or associated.
ONLY registered guests will be permitted in campgrounds. NO visitors allowed. Alert the host upon check-in if you expect a second vehicle in your site.
After-hours reservations proceed to your assigned site. Walk-ins, follow posted instructions concerning availability. You may not enter the campground to look for sites. You must completely fill out the provided fee envelope and make the payment before proceeding into the campground.
Local managers are committed to the health and safety of visitors and our staff. We are following the guidelines from our agency and the CDC regarding COVID-19, closely monitoring the situation and responding to current conditions. Please continue to monitor this page for status updates. Additional restrictions may be applied at any time.
If you have questions about a refund or reservation please call (928)535-9859
If you use a 3rd party vendor to deliver your camping equipment/rig, they must have a valid Forest Service permit issued by the Black Mesa Ranger District to enter the campground. If they do not have that permit, they will be denied entry to your site.
If you are renting equipment and are bringing it yourself, no special permit is required.
If you have any questions, contact the Black Mesa Ranger District at 928-535-7300
Effective Friday July 16, 2021 all fire restrictions are lifted on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests. Visitors can once again have a well attended, modest sized fire in the metal fire rings provided in this campground. Smoking outdoors in a cleared area is allowed. The use of charcoal and smokers is also allowed.
Campers are expected to drown any unattended campfire out cold.
The use of fireworks, and shooting any type of weapon inside the campgrounds remains prohibited.
Availability of walk-in (first come, first served) sites are determined at the campground kiosk. Sites marked as first come, first served on the website are not indications of availability.
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 escarpment in northern Arizona that ranges between 5,000 and 7,000 ft in elevation. The unique landscape was created by the uplift of the Colorado Plateau followed by 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 daytime temperatures are generally 20 - 40 degrees cooler than the greater Phoenix Area. However, the rainy season often brings afternoon thunderstorms from late June through August. Visitors should come prepared for possible rain and cool nighttime temperatures.
Forest Lakes, Arizona is located approximately 2 miles east of the campground. Visitors can find food, fuel, telephones, and groceries. The nearest full service community is Overgaard, 22 miles east on Highway 260.
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.
MILE POST 287 - HIGHWAY 260 FOREST LAKES AZ
For campground inquiries, please call: 928-535-9859
Take Highway 260 east from 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 20 miles west of Heber.