Grayling Campground – Big Lake – White Mountains


reservationsGrayling Campground is a little tighter knit than Rainbow campground and sits just above the store and marina at Big Lake. There is a country store for most of your needs including boat rentals, ice, food and fishing gear. For boat rentals call 928-521-1387. Store hours are as follows; weekend:6:00am-6:00pm, all other days 8:00am-5:00pm. Check out some of the years best catches in the pictures under the glass at the register. You really can’t miss when you get a campsite at Big Lake, virtually every amenity is available! Showers and a dump station are located just east of the Rainbow Campground. The Visitor Center is located just before you reach the Rainbow campground and there are often scheduled activities so check it out when you arrive.

Be prepared for very cold nights in the spring and fall and afternoon showers sometimes occur daily.

Here is the link for the Big Lake Tackle and Supply located on the lake for information about boat rentals.


Grayling Campground is located in the Big Lake Recreation Area.

From Eagar: Go 5 miles west on State Route 260 turn south on State Route 261 go 29 miles to Sate Route 273, turn west go about 3 miles, Big Lake Recereational Area will be on the west side.

From Show Low, Arizona: take Highway 260 east for 42 miles to Highway 273. Take Highway 273 south for 30 miles Big Lake Recereational Area will be on the west side.

General Notes

  • Elevation: 9050′
  • Season: May – September
  • Stay Limit: 14 Days
  • Fees” Yes
  • Campsites: 23
  • Trailer Limit: 22′
  • Potable Water: Yes
  • Showers and Dump Station: Near the entrance of Rainbow Campground
  • Restrooms: Flush
  • Grills, tables and fire rings
  • No utility hookups
  • Pets must be restrained on a leash and under control