CHRISTOPHER CREEK, AZ

With an elevation over a mile-high(5640 ft), Christopher Creek Campground's crisp, fresh air and vibrant views are a joy to behold. The facility is tucked along the banks of the spring-fed Christopher Creek, which passes just below the Mogollon Rim. The Mogollon Rim, pronounced...
Status: Open through Fri Oct 31 2014   Season Dates

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  • No off-road vehicles allowed.
  • The maximum number of vehicles allowed per campsite is two and for group sites, eight. A fee of $7.00 will be charged for each additional vehicle.
  • Please be advised bear activity has increased due to drought conditions. All campers need to practice the following measures to prevent problems in bear country: 1) Always store your food securely. Use an airtight bear-proof container. Backpacks and coolers are not adequate; 2)Put all food away whenever you leave your campsite and at night. If bear-proof food storage boxes are not available, lock it out of sight in your trunk or hang it from a tree. 3) Store anything that has an 'attractive' odor good or bad - in the same way. Lotions, soap, toothpaste, bug spray, etc., may attract a curious bear. 4) Be extremely aware of your garbage. Deposit it in bear-proof refuse container. Burn what can be burned and pack out the rest. Do not bury it - you can't hide it from a bear's nose!

    Always respect wild animals, especially bears. Never attempt to feed or pet a bear. Avoid surprising, aggravating or harassing bears. Avoid what might be misconstrued as aggressive behavior.

    For more information please visit: BeBearAware.org

  • Two tents maximum per campsite
  • Second vehicle charge will be collected at time of check-in
    • 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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    A STANDARD NONELECTRIC 10 22 Back-In
    Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
    Pets Allowed Near Water
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    A STANDARD NONELECTRIC 10 22 Back-In
    Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
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    A TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC 10 22 Back-In
    Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
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    A TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC 10 22 Back-In
    Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
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    CHRI GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC 25 45
    Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
    Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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    Nonspecific+ MANAGEMENT 25 45 Back-In
    Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
    Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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    Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
    +When you reserve one of these sites, it will not be a site specific reservation. You will be assigned a site when you arrive at the campground.
    ** 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

    With an elevation over a mile-high(5640 ft), Christopher Creek Campground's crisp, fresh air and vibrant views are a joy to behold. The facility is tucked along the banks of the spring-fed Christopher Creek, which passes just below the Mogollon Rim.

    The Mogollon Rim, pronounced by locals as "muggy-own," is a 200-mile long cliff in northern Arizona that ranges between 5,000 and 7,000 ft in elevation. The unique landscape was created by extreme erosion and faulting that has sculpted spectacular canyons and buttes. The rim serves as the geographical dividing line between the cool high country above and the hot, dry desert below. Christopher Creek is located in the desert portion, but is balanced by the cool waters of the creek and forested surroundings.

    Natural Features:

    Christopher Creek provides creek side dwelling in Tonto National Forest, at the base of the Mogollon Rim. Sites are surrounded by ponderosa pines, junipers, oaks and manzanita evergreen shrubs.

    Recreation:

    After a day of horseback riding or mountain biking, take a dip in one of the facility's three swimming holes to cool off from the summer sun. Or if winter is more your thing, visit during the snowy months to take advantage of the miles of cross-country skiing available. Each spring, the creek is stocked with rainbow trout, allowing anglers the opportunity to cast their hearts out for rainbows as well as brook and brown trout.

    Facilities:

    The family-friendly campground has 43 sites on both sides of the creek, plus a group site that accommodates a maximum of 25 people.

    Nearby Attractions:

    The small town of Christopher Creek is just a short drive away and offers a few restaurant options for those who tire of cooking at the campground.. A series of lakes called the Rim Country Lakes are about a 10 minute drive east. Woods Canyon Lake is one of the most popular recreational lakes in the state and offers options for boating as well as a nature trail that loops around the lake's perimeter.

    Booking Window

    GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC

    Sun Oct 26 2014 - Thu Oct 22 2015

    Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

    MANAGEMENT

    Sun Oct 26 2014 - Wed Apr 22 2015

    Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

    STANDARD NONELECTRIC

    Sun Oct 26 2014 - Wed Apr 22 2015

    Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

    TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC

    Sun Oct 26 2014 - Wed Apr 22 2015

    Reservations must be made 4 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 Tue Apr 15 2014 Fri Oct 31 2014
    Walk In Wed Apr 01 2015 Tue Apr 14 2015
    Peak Wed Apr 15 2015 Sat Oct 31 2015
    Services and Amenities
    Within Facility
    • Firewood
    • Host
    • Pets Allowed
    • Water Spigot
    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
    Apr 15 2014 -
    Oct 31 2014
    TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $16.00
    STANDARD NONELECTRIC $16.00
    MANAGEMENT N/A
    GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $55.00
    Walk In Season
    Apr 01 2015 -
    Apr 14 2015
    TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $16.00
    STANDARD NONELECTRIC $16.00
    MANAGEMENT N/A
    GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC N/A
    Peak Season
    Apr 15 2015 -
    Oct 31 2015
    TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $16.00
    STANDARD NONELECTRIC $16.00
    MANAGEMENT N/A
    GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $55.00

    *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):
    34.30806, -111.03472
    34°18'29"N, 111°2'5"W

    From Payson, Arizona, take Highway 260 east for 21 miles to the Christopher Creek Campground turnoff. Take Forest Road for 1/4 mile to the campground, Ask host for directions to campsite.

    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    CHRISTOPHER CREEK
    100 EAST HOUSTON MESA ROAD
      AZ