APACHE TROUT CAMPGROUND, AZ

Apache Trout Campground is one of five campgrounds at the Big Lake Recreation Area in Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, and is especially popular for group camping. With boating and fishing facilities and a variety of amenities, Apache Trout is a convenient and comfortable place...
Status: Open through Fri Oct 31 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • Bears frequent the area; please obey all food storage rules and regulations. Check with your host for details.
  • Reservation only applies to first camping unit; additional camping units will be charged full price at the campground
  • This is a high elevation facility; use caution when traveling from lower elevations
  • Check-in is 2 p.m.; checkout is 1 p.m.
  • Sites may be available before and after the reservation period on a first-come, first-served basis; contact park for availability
  • 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.
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Apache Trout Campground is one of five campgrounds at the Big Lake Recreation Area in Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, and is especially popular for group camping.

With boating and fishing facilities and a variety of amenities, Apache Trout is a convenient and comfortable place to stay. Plenty of open space, shaded forests and mountain scenery make for a pleasant outdoor experience.

Natural Features:

The campground sits at an elevation of 9,100 ft. in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona. It is a very scenic area, forested with ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, spruce and aspen interspersed with high elevation meadows.

Some campsites have shade, while others are mostly sunny. Summer temperatures are pleasant and cool, a nice respite from the heat of lower deserts.

Recreation:

The Apache Trout facility is a short walk away from the 450-acre Big Lake, one of Arizona's top fishing lakes. Big Lake is known for its trout fishing, with rainbow, cutthroat, brook and Apache trout being the most sought-after species. The recreation area is also popular for hiking, mountain biking, bird watching and wildlife viewing.

Facilities:

The campground is especially convenient for small to medium sized groups. Campsites are diverse and offer a wide range of options. There are 22 double sites, one group site that can accommodate 50 people, another that can hold 100 and more than 20 individual sites.

This is the only campground in the lake recreation area that has sites with full hookups. Flush toilets and showers offer additional convenience.

Nearby Attractions:

Visitors can explore endless vistas and take part in many outdoor activities in the surrounding Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, which encompasses 2 million acres of magnificent mountain country in east-central Arizona and New Mexico.

Booking Window

GROUP STANDARD AREA NONELECTRIC

Fri Aug 29 2014 - Thu Aug 27 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

GROUP STANDARD ELECTRIC

Fri Aug 29 2014 - Thu Aug 27 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD ELECTRIC

Fri Aug 29 2014 - Fri Feb 27 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Fri Aug 29 2014 - Fri Feb 27 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates
These dates are weather permitting, please call 928-537-8888 for exact open dates.

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Mon May 12 2014 Sun Sep 14 2014
Walk In Mon Sep 15 2014 Fri Oct 31 2014
Walk In Fri May 01 2015 Sun May 10 2015
Peak Mon May 11 2015 Sun Sep 13 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Showers
  • Accessible Sites
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Firewood
  • Flush Toilets
  • Group Camping
  • Host
  • Lake Access
  • Picnic Tables
  • Sewer Hookups
  • Showers
  • Water Hookups
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Bait Shop
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fish Cleaning Stations
  • Fuel Available
  • General Store
  • Ice Machine
  • Visitor Center
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 12 2014 -
Sep 14 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $26.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $26.00
GROUP STANDARD ELECTRIC $76.00
GROUP STANDARD AREA NONELECTRIC $50.00-$350.00
Walk In Season
Sep 15 2014 -
Oct 31 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $26.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $26.00
GROUP STANDARD ELECTRIC $76.00
GROUP STANDARD AREA NONELECTRIC $50.00-$350.00
Walk In Season
May 01 2015 -
May 10 2015
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $26.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $26.00
GROUP STANDARD ELECTRIC $76.00
GROUP STANDARD AREA NONELECTRIC $50.00-$350.00
Peak Season
May 11 2015 -
Sep 13 2015
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $26.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $26.00
GROUP STANDARD ELECTRIC $76.00
GROUP STANDARD AREA NONELECTRIC $50.00-$350.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
33.86893, -109.41667
33°52'8"N, 109°25'0"W

From Pinetop, Arizona, take Highway 260 east 60 miles to Highway 261 south. Follow Highway 261 south 20 miles to Forest Road 115 and turn south for 1 mile.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

APACHE TROUT CAMPGROUND
Apache Sitgreaves National Forest
Springerville  AZ  85938

Phone Number:

Information:  (928)537-8888