Sharp Creek Campground

Sharp Creek Campground

reservationsSharp Creek Campground is located just 1/2 mile east of Christopher Creek. The campground is in almost perfect condition and is spread out over quite a bit of land. The roads are paved and there is a little shade. Sharp Creek campsites have a unique feature at each campsite. There is a lantern holder as seen in the picture above. Fishing is only 10 to 15 minutes away at either Woods Canyon Lake or Willow Springs Lake.

Campsites are available for tent only, family and group campsites. Be bear aware in this campground and practice good bear prevention at your campsite.

The campground is in a central location for hiking, fishing, boating and picnicking. Anglers can try for trout in nearby Christopher Creek. Hikers can access the historic Highline National Recreational Trail, which runs for 51 miles along the base of the Mogollon Rim, from the 260 Trail three miles east of the campground.

The small town of Christopher Creek is less than a mile away and has a few restaurant and shopping options for basic conveniences. Woods Canyon and Willow Springs Lakes sit above the Mogollon Rim, only a 10-minute drive away, and offer boating and fishing.

Group Campsites

Sharp Creek has three large group sites.

The amenities for each Manzanita group site:

$145 per night (2019) up to 50 people
1 36′ X 36′ Ramada
Parking for up to 15 cars
6 picnic tables
1 vault toilet
electricity for lighting
2 large group grills
1 water station
1 large serving table
1 group fire ring
Manzanita group site #2 is handicapped accessible


The Rim Visitors Information Center is located at the junction of the S. R. 260 and Rim Road about 10 miles east

There is a dump station available at Ponderosa Campground.


General Notes

  • Elevation: 6000′
  • Season: April to October
  • Stay Limit: 14 Days
  • Campsites 28 including group sites
  • Trailer Limit: 45′
  • Potable water: yes
  • Dump Station: No – nearest at Ponderosa Campground
  • Vault Restrooms
  • Showers available at Canyon Point Campground
  • Campsite tables, grills, fire rings and lantern holders
  • No utility hookups
  • Information: Payson Ranger District 928-474-7900