Schoolhouse Campground (Az)

Tonto National Forest

Schoolhouse Campground is located in close proximity to the eastern shores of Roosevelt Lake with an elevation of 2,100 feet. Roosevelt is Arizona's largest lake offering a number of great water based recreation opportunites such as fishing, motorized and non-motorized boating, and lakeside hiking.  

This campground offers 40 campsites within Mesquite Loop, which can accomidate RVs, trailers, and multi-vehicle parking. Each individual campsite has the capacity to hold 10 individuals and 3 vehicles, while the double campsites can hold up to 20 individuals with 6 vehicles. Most sites offer pull through parking, a shade ramada, picnic tables, and campfire rings with grills. This site also offers fully accessible campsites with paved parking and stand-up grills. 

Other amentities include a paved boat launch area for motorized and non-motorized boating, potable water, and vault toilets. 

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Natural Features

The campground loop provides spacious sites perfect for RVs and trailers with mesquite trees throughout, and views of the mountains and native Sonoran Desert plants and wildlife. This is a small campground ideal for individuals or families looking for a quiet area to get away. 

Nearby Attractions

Two National Scenic Byways (AZ Hwy 88 Apache Trail and AZ Hwy 288 Spines to Pines Highway). Roosevelt Dam, Tonto National Monument, the Arizona Trail, endless miles of jeep trails, Towns of Payson and Globe, Superstition, Sierra Ancha, and Four Peaks Wilderness'. Don't forget to stop by the Tonto Basin Environmental Center learn about the history of the area. 

Recreation

Schoolhouse Campground offers easy access to Roosevelt Lake with a paved boat ramp. This provides excellent opportunities for boating, kayaking, canoeing, and other water-based recreation activites. Fishing is another popular activity where anglers fish for Largemouth and Small mouth Bass; Crappie; Sunfish; Channel and Flathead Catfish.   

Other activities in this area include, hiking, biking, wildlife viewing, and photography.

Contact Information

28079 N. AZ HWY 188 ROOSEVELT AZ 85545

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: TONTO BASIN RANGER DISTRICT (602) 225-5395

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Driving Directions

This site is located 11 miles south of the historic Roosevelt Dam. From Mesa: Take the State Hwy. 87/Beeline Highway north for about 60 miles to the junction with State Hwy. 88. Continue on State Hwy. 88 south for 8 miles to Forest Road (FR) 447/Schoolhouse Recreation Site. Turn left and continue for 4 miles to the site.

From Globe: area: Take State Hwy. 188 north for 20 miles to its junction with Forest Road (FR) 447/Schoolhouse Recreation Site, turn right and continue for 4 miles to the site.

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