Black Canyon Rim Campground

Black Canyon Rim Campground
Black Canyon Rim Campground


Black Canyon Rim Campground sits a few miles south from S.R. 260 among scattered pondersosa pines. A good gravel road leads the way and there are dispersed campsites spread out along the trip in on both sides of the road. Travel 3 miles past the campground on F.R. 86 and you will reach Black Canyon Lake. The lake is 78 acres of under fished water stocked with rainbow trout throughout the summer months. Black Canyon Lake is an excellent float tube or pontoon boat lake. Motors are limited to electric, and there is a small boat ramp for your convenience.

The Historical grave site of James Scott is nearby. James Scott, Jim Scott and Billy Wilson were all Hanged to death during the Pleasant Valley War in the 1880’s

A dump station is located at the Woods Canyon Recreation Area.

The Rim Visitors Information Center is located at the junction of the S. R. 260 and Rim Road.

Showers are located at Canyon Point Campground 4.5 miles west of the turnoff on S. R. 260. The charge for using the showers is $3.00.


From Forest Lakes travel 2 miles east on S. R. 260 then hang a right at F. R. 300 and head south for 2.5 miles tot he campground entrance on the left.

General Notes

  • Gas, phone, and groceries are available 8 miles west at Forest Lakes.
  • Campfire grills and picnic tables
  • Vault toilets & garbage facilities.
  • Drinking water
  • Gravel roads
  • Campground Hosts
  • Elevation 7600′
  • Season – May to November
  • Stay Limit – 14 days
  • Campsites – 21
  • Trailer Limit – 16′
  • Access – Dirt Road
  • Potable Water – Yes
  • RV Dump – Canyon Point Campground or Woods Canyon Recreation Area
  • RV Hookups – No
  • Campsite grills, tables and fire rings
  • Information – Black Mesa Ranger District – 928-535-7300