BROOKCHAR, AZ

Brookchar Campground is tucked on the banks of Big Lake in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona. The campground is a small, tent-only facility comprised entirely of walk-in sites. Of the lake's five campgrounds, Brookchar is nearest to the water. The stocked lake draws anglers...
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.
  • Tent camping only; guests must walk to the sites; no RVs or trailers permitted
  • Parking is limited; maximum two vehicles per site
  • Fees include the first camping unit only; additional camping units will be charged an additional fee at check-in
  • Walk-in season dates are weather permitting only; call 928-537-8888 for status
  • This is a high elevation facility; 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.
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    Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
    ** 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

    Brookchar Campground is tucked on the banks of Big Lake in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona. The campground is a small, tent-only facility comprised entirely of walk-in sites. Of the lake's five campgrounds, Brookchar is nearest to the water. The stocked lake draws anglers, and boat rentals and a boat ramp make it easy for campers to enjoy the lake's blue waters.

    Natural Features:

    The campground sits in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest at an elevation of 9,100 feet. The area is scenic, forested with ponderosa pine, fir, spruce and aspen, interspersed with high elevation meadows.

    Summer temperatures are pleasant and cool, a nice respite from the heat of lower deserts. Visitors should come prepared for afternoon thunderstorms and cool nighttime temperatures.

    Recreation:

    Big Lake is one of Arizona's top trout fishing lakes, with rainbow, cutthroat, brook and Apache trout being the most sought-after species. The recreation area is also popular for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, birding and wildlife viewing.

    Facilities:

    The facility is small, with 12 tent-only, walk-to campsites. Campfire rings and restrooms are provided. A campground host resides on-site for visitor assistance.

    A dump station, store, firewood, gas, food and boat rentals are located a short, half-mile drive away, and showers are just 1 mile away.

    Nearby Attractions:

    Several other lakes can be found in the surrounding area. Visitors can also 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
    Thu Sep 04 2014 - Mon Mar 02 2015

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

    Season 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
    Services and Amenities
    Within Facility
    • Boat Ramp
    • Boating
    • Campfire Rings
    • Drinking Water
    • Fishing
    • Flush Toilets
    • Lake Access
    • Parking Area
    • Tables
    • Tent sites
    Less Than 1 Mile
    • Boat Rentals
    • Dump Station
    • Firewood Vendor
    • Fuel Available
    • General Store
    • Showers
    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
    WALK TO $14.00
    MANAGEMENT N/A
    Walk In Season
    Sep 15 2014 -
    Oct 31 2014
    WALK TO $14.00
    MANAGEMENT N/A

    *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):
    33.87556, -109.41306
    33°52'32"N, 109°24'47"W

    From Show Low, Arizona, take Highway 260 east for 60 miles to Highway 261. Take Highway 261 south for 20 miles to Forest Road 115 and follow it south for 1 mile.
    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    BROOKCHAR
    APACHE-SITGREAVES
      AZ 

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (928)735-7313