Haigler Canyon Campground and Day Use

CampAZ | Haigler Canyon Campground

Haigler Canyon Campground is dispersed and you must be self-contained. Located next to the Hellsgate Wilderness, Haigler Canyon is noted for its rainbow trout fishing and its proximity to trails for horseback riding. Haigler Creek flows through the campground and is stocked with rainbow trout from April through late August. There are some small swimming holes available in and around the campground to cool off during the summer months. There is one vault toilet equipped with grab bars. After heavy rain, a four-wheel drive vehicle isn’t a must but is nice. Haigler Canyon Campground has 14 campsites and 2-day use sites.  Only street-legal OHV’s are allowed in the campground.

Bear proof your campsite especially your foodstuffs.

This is a first come first served campground, reservations are not accepted.

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


From Payson, travel east on State Highway 260 24 miles to F.R. 291 (Colcord Road). Turn right on F.R. 291 and travel 3 miles to F.R. 200. Turn right on F.R. 200 and travel 6 miles to the campground.

From Young, travel north on State Highway 288 for 3 miles to F.R. 200. Turn left on F.R. 200 and drive 9 miles to the campground.

General Notes

  • Elevation: 5250′
  • Season: April to November
  • Stay Limit: 14 Days
  • Campsites: 14 + 2 Day Use Sites
  • No Potable Water
  • Dump Station: At Ponderosa Campground
  • Restroom: Vault
  • No Showers
  • Campsite tables, grills, and rock fire rings
  • No Utility Hookups
  • Information: Pleasant Valley Ranger District 928-462-4300