Woods Canyon Group Campground

Woods Canyon Lake Group Campground

reservationsThe Woods Canyon Group Campground can accommodate up to 70 campers comfortably and up to a maximum of 100 people and 30 vehicles. 13 campsites surround a central community picnic/gathering area. This campsite is centrally located between the other campgrounds at the Woods Canyon Recreation Area and can handle large groups with ease. The Woods Canyon Group campground is just 1/4 mile south of nearby Aspen Campground. Other nearby campgrounds include Crook Group, Spillway, Spillway Group, Rim and Mogollon. Woods Canyon Group Campground is by reservation only.

The central picnic area has about 10 picnic tables (See map below) but if you want to have shade over the tables, you will need to bring it.  There are a couple large grills next to the picnic area.

Woods Canyon Lake, the most popular camping area in the entire state, has much to offer. Virtually every amenity is either available on site or within a few miles.

Located at the lake is a country store complete with boat rentals and a battery charging station for those who bring their own trolling motors. The store pretty much has everything you might need for a great camping trip. A phone is available at the front door of the store.

Just around the corner from the store is the Rocky Point day use area. There is a charge to use the parking area but it is minimal ($5.00). There is good fishing down by Rocky Point and I tend to spend at least one afternoon there every visit.

A dump station is located back up the road about 1 mile as you exit the Woods Canyon Recreation Area.

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.


From Payson, travel east on U.S. 260 until you reach the top of the Mogollon Rim at the Rim Visitors Center and turn left on F. R. 300 (Rim Road). Travel west on Rim Road 3.4 miles to the Rec. Area entrance. Turn right at the entrance and travel 1.25 miles to the campground on the right. Don’t forget to stop by the scenic stops along Rim Road for spectacular views of the Mogollon Rim and the valley below.

General Notes

  • Elevation: 7600′
  • Season: May – October
  • Stay Limit: 14 Days
  • Campsites 13 for group only
  • Trailer Limit: 32′
  • Potable Water: Yes
  • Waste Disposal: Near the entrance of the Woods Canyon Recreation Area
  • Shower are available at Canyon Point Campground
  • Campsite Tables, fire rings and grills
  • No utility hookups
  • Information: Black Mesa Ranger District 928-535-7300
  • Vault Toilets
  • 2018 Fees $230 Per night