Mogollon Campground – Mogollon Rim

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View from the edge of the Mogollon Rim Vista near Woods Canyon Lake

reservationsMogollon Campground, although not directly in the Woods Canyon Recreation area, sits just outside of it and is only 2 miles from the lake. For those who like spectacular views, this campground is one of the closest to the Mogollon Rim. a short walk will take you to the Rim Lakes Vista Trail which runs along the edge of the Rim. Half of the campsites are available for advanced reservations by clicking the RESERVE A CAMPSITE icon above.

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 5 miles east of the visitors center on S. R. 260. The charge for using the showers is $5.00.

Fishing Information – Provided by the Arizona Game and Fish Department

Woods Canyon Lake

If fishing for trout, try power bait from the shore, try power bait or worms. Boaters can try trolling Super Duper or tiny gold Kastmaster lures. When it is hot during the summer, fish a little deeper, but not too deep, between 10 to 20 feet because the lake stratifies in the summer, meaning there is no oxygen at the bottom. The lake is loaded with crayfish, try fishing for big browns in the spring and fall with spinners or lures that imitate crayfish patterns. Lake depth averages 25 feet and can reach up to 40 feet.

Statewide fishing regulations apply and a trout stamp is required. The daily bag limit is six trout, three for unlicensed anglers under the age of 14.

Cow bells or bumble bee’s can also bring good results.

I fly fish the lake and notice that many fly fisherman tend to use sinking line with a bead head wolly bugger in olive or black. I have good luck when the shade hits the shores to the left of the boat dock down the left arm of the lake down along rocky point day use area with small dry flies like a parachute adams or any type of caddis.

Directions

From the Rim Visitors Center, travel west on Forest Road 300 (Rim Road) 0.75 miles to the campground on the left.

General Notes

  • Elevation: 7540′
  • Season: May to September
  • Stay Limit: 14 Days
  • Campsites: 26
  • Trailer Limit: 32′
  • Potable Water: Yes
  • Dump Station: nearby at the Woods Canyon Recreation Area
  • Showers at Canyon Point Campground
  • Vault Restroom
  • Store nearby at Woods Canyon Lake
  • Campsite Grills, tables and Fire Rings
  • Information: Black Mesa Ranger District 928-535-7300