CROOK CAMPGROUND, AZ

This group campground is situated in a tall ponderosa pine forest, just down the road from the popular Woods Canyon Lake in north central Arizona. The shaded campground is a nice hideaway for large groups with opportunities for boaters, anglers, hikers, families and photographers.The...
Status: Open through Sun Nov 09 2014   Season Dates

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  • Overflow parking will be charged an additional fee per vehicle at check-in.
  • Walk-in season dates (mid-Apr. to mid-May; mid-Sept. to mid-Nov.) are weather permitting only.
  • 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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CROOK GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC 110 30
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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CROOK GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC 110 30
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Overview

Overview

This group campground is situated in a tall ponderosa pine forest, just down the road from the popular Woods Canyon Lake in north central Arizona. The shaded campground is a nice hideaway for large groups with opportunities for boaters, anglers, hikers, families and photographers.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated in a thick forest at an elevation of 7,500 feet. Wildlife viewing includes birds, squirrels, deer and elk. Hikers who venture onto nearby trails are afforded expansive views of the land beneath 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 and serves as the geographical divide between the cool high country above and the hot, dry desert below.

Summer temperatures can be very pleasant because of the elevation. However, the rainy season often brings afternoon thunderstorms from late June through August. Visitors should come prepared for rain and cool nighttime temperatures.

Recreation:

Popular activities include trout fishing (both lake and stream), hiking, boating and photography. Woods Canyon Lake is one of seven lakes in the Rim Lakes Recreation Area, and one of the most visited. Two other lakes are within a short drive. Woods Canyon Lake only allows electric boat motors.

The Rim Lakes Vista Trail is just a quarter mile from the campground and leads to spectacular views of the Mogollon Rim and surrounding area.

Facilities:

The campground is arranged in two loops in a cul-de-sac design. Each has a group area that can host up to 110 campers and 26 vehicles (parallel parking only). The sites can accommodate both RVs and tents, though some areas are less suited for tent camping. A picnic shelter is located in the middle of the group use area.

Groceries are available at the Woods Canyon Store, and a dump station is located near the park. Firewood is sold.

Nearby Attractions:

Gas, telephones and groceries are available in Forest Lakes 9 miles east. The nearest full service community is Payson, Arizona, 34 miles west on Highway 260.

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
Sat Sep 06 2014 - Wed Sep 02 2015

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

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Fri May 02 2014 Sun Oct 12 2014
Walk In Mon Oct 13 2014 Sun Nov 09 2014
Peak Fri May 01 2015 Thu May 28 2015
Peak Fri May 29 2015 Sun Oct 11 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Firewood
  • Host
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Roads
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
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 02 2014 -
Oct 12 2014
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $230.00
Walk In Season
Oct 13 2014 -
Nov 09 2014
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $230.00
Peak Season
May 01 2015 -
May 28 2015
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $230.00
Peak Season
May 29 2015 -
Oct 11 2015
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $230.00

*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):
34.31639, -110.94167
34°18'59"N, 110°56'30"W

From Heber: Travel 25 miles west on State Highway 260. Turn right onto Forest Road 300 which is located directly across from the Rim Visitor Information Station. Travel about 4 miles north of State Highway 260 toward Woods Canyon Lake. Turn right onto Forest Road 105 toward Woods Canyon Lake. Watch for signs for Crook Campground.

From Payson: Travel approximately 30 miles east on State Highway 260. When you top out on the rim, take the first left onto Forest Road 300 directly across the highway from the Rim Visitor Information Station. Travel about 4 miles north. Turn right onto Forest Road 105 toward Woods Canyon Lake. Watch for signs for Crook Campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

CROOK CAMPGROUND

  AZ 

Phone Number:

Information:  (928)535-9233