Rim Campground – Mogollon Rim

Rim Campground

reservationsRim Campground serves basically as an overflow campground for the Woods Canyon Recreational Area, which fills up often. If you are into spectacular views and love hiking, the this could be the place for you.  Located less than a mile up the road from S. R. 260, Rim is situated close to the edge of the Mogollon Rim. Spectacular 100 mile views are seen from many vantage points along 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

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 int he 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.


From the Rim Visitors Center travel west on Forest Road 300 past the Woods Canyon Recreation Area entrance. The paved road will turn into a dirt road at that point.  Travel another 0.7 miles along the dirt road 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 available
  • Dump Station nearby at Woods Canyon Lake Recreation Area
  • Store at Woods Canyon Lake
  • Campsite grills, fire rings and tables
  • Vault toilets
  • Information: Black Mesa Ranger District  928-535-7300