Frazier Group Campground
Tonto National Forest
The campground overlooks Roosevelt Lake and is nestled in the saguaro cactus-studded Sonoran Desert.
Frazier's large open parking area accommodates trailers and pull vehicles arranged in a variety of parking configurations. Facilities include vault toilets, a shelter with group-sized picnic tables, grills, and fire rings, a watering trough, and water hydrants.
Need to Know
- The closest gas stations and grocery stores are 10-18 miles away at Spring Creek and Tonto Basin.
- Be prepared for the heat. During June, July, and August, temperatures reach well over 100 degrees and many RV air conditioners cannot keep up.
- No directional signs, ribbon flagging or other various methods will be approved for use on State Highway 188 or Forest Service roads accessing Frazier Group Site. No signs or advertising devices shall be erected on the area covered by this use agreement, without prior approval by the Forest Service as to location, design, size, color, and message.
- The representative and his/her guest or members shall exercise diligence in protecting from damage the land and property of the United States, and may be cited for any violations of applicable laws.
- Disorderly conduct by the representative or those occupying the premises with his/her permission shall, upon proof thereof, be cause for termination of this use agreement.
- Acoustic instruments only. Amplified bands are not allowed.
- The representative will take reasonable measures to prevent and discourage vandalism or disorderly conduct, and when necessary, will call the appropriate law enforcement agency for assistance. For emergencies, call 911, or call the Gila County Sheriff's Office at 800-635-8017. For non-emergencies, call the Tonto Basin Ranger District at 602-225-5395.
- Discharging firearms or any other implement capable of causing injury or damaging property is prohibited in or within 150 yards of this group site.
- The assigned loops will be maintained to present a clean, neat, and orderly appearance. Trash will be disposed of in the provided trash receptacles, or as agreed to by representative and the Forest Service. If your group includes cigarette smokers, all cigarette butts will be properly disposed of in trash receptacles.
- Motorized vehicles and camp trailers may be driven and parked only on spurs, roads, and parking spaces. No vehicles are allowed off roads.
- Off Highway Vehicles are allowed but may not be driven off roads.
- All campfires will be built in established fire rings or grills. If fire restrictions are in effect, these restrictions will be reserved by all members of the group.
- Nothing in this use agreement shall be construed to imply permission to build or erect any structure.
- All trash and litter shall be picked up and disposed of properly at all times.
- Quiet time is from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Groups will observe quiet time and avoid disturbing others during this time. All generators will be turned off during quiet time except from May 15 through September 15, when they may be run 24 hours, 7 days per week to provide for use of air conditioners.
- Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) prohibits connecting trailers and RVs to the Tonto Basin Ranger District campground water hydrants. This regulation is in place to protect the public water system and to prevent any potential for cross contamination
- 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.
At an elevation of 2,200 feet, the group site has stunning views of the blue water and sunsets against three mountainous wilderness areas.
Multiple opportunities for enjoying spectacular scenery and learning about the area's pre-history, history, flora, fauna, or geology include visiting Tonto National Monument cliff dwellings (National Park Service), driving portions of the Apache Trail Historic Road (State Hwy 88) and Desert to Tall Pines Scenic Road (State Hwy 288) or visiting the Tonto Basin Visitors Center.
In addition to camping, horseback riders, hikers, and mountain bikers can access the Arizona National Scenic Trail from the campground via the Frazier Trail. There are many other trails in the area.
28079 N. AZ HWY 188 Roosevelt AZ 85545
For campground inquiries, please call: TONTO BASIN RANGER DISTRICT (602) 225-5395
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From Phoenix: Take State Hwy 87 / Beeline Highway north for about 75 miles to its junction with State Hwy 188. Turn right and follow State Hwy 188 for 33.5 miles to the site (just after the visitor center on the left, watch for campground sign).
From Mesa: Take State Hwy 87 / Beeline Highway north for about 61 miles to its junction with State Hwy 188. Turn right and follow State Hwy 188 for 33.5 miles to the site (just after the visitor center on the left, watch for campground sign).
From Globe area: Take State Hwy 188 north for about 30 miles to the site (just past the Roosevelt Work Center on the right, watch for campground sign). All routes are paved.