Aspen Campground

Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest

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Woods Canyon Road
Payson, AZ 85541
928-535-7300
928-333-4301
Reservations: 877-444-6777
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GPS: 34.33, -110.9428

Last Price Paid: $10
Number of Sites: 148
Pad Type: asphalt
Reservations: Yes
Open Seasonally: May - October
Elevation: 7635 ft
Max Stay: 14
Max Length: 32 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
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Cell Phone Coverage

1bars
Verizon 3G
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RetiredVagabond
Hamilton, MT
32 Grand Design Reflection
2013 Ram 2500 4x4 Diesel
25 reviews
Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 12
Site Number: 22

RetiredVagabond would stay here again

“Beautiful Campground in the Forest”

Reviewed Feb 08, 2017

Overall Rating

Campground is located in the National Forest near Wood Canyon Lake (walking Distance). The entrance and campground roads are paved. The campsite pads are paved with large areas of open space and trees around many sites. No utilities at your site so fill your water at one of the many locations throughout the park. Solar panels are not reliable here, at least some sites, due to the trees. Generators are allowed during the day and early evening.

I camped here using my Senor Interagency Pass, so I got 50% off of the $20 fee. There is a dump available that is shared by several Federal Forest campgrounds in the area and is $7. There is also boondocking areas available in the areas forests.

The lake store is lose by, well stocked with many items, but as expected a little steep $$. The nearest town with a Walmart is about 30 minutes away. Also there is a laundromat there, Very clean and nice equipment.

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1bars
Verizon 3G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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4airstreamers
Chandler, AZ
25 2006 Airstream Safari FB
2010 Toyota Sequoia
21 reviews
Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 84

4airstreamers would stay here again

“Popular Campground above the Mogollon Rim”

Reviewed Jul 18, 2016

Overall Rating

This is one of the most popular campgrounds in Arizona, but we lucked out getting a spot at 4 pm on a Friday without reservations. I guess someone had to leave early unexpectedly, and we arrived shortly after they left and got that last spot. There are some reservable spots and some walk-up spots. According to the map, we were in a walk-up loop.

The sites are very clean and spacious. Some are shady; some are sunny. Most all sites are decently spaced away from neighbors. We were on an outer loop so had woods behind us, and that was nice. The sites have a charcoal grill, a fire ring, and a picnic table. No hook-ups. We noticed quite a few sites are situated on the opposite side or behind the driveway for your RV. It's not a huge inconvenience unless you need the RV door to face your picnic table, fire ring, and grill.The restrooms are vault toilets, but they were in good shape. Some (like the one near us) are newer, made of cinder blocks, have lights, and are handicap accessible. The others are primitive small, wooden shacks.

I rated this campground as a 4 out of 5 for noise only because it is busy. It's hard to predict who your neighbors will be, but there were some larger groups who played their music louder than necessary. They weren't near us, but we could hear it. We could overhear the displeasure of those who were near them as they passed on their way to the restroom.

In the mornings, it's not unusual to see elk out grazing among the campsites and we did see a family of five one morning. It was very cool because the night before we went to a ranger program about elk at Woods Canyon Lake.

We spent half a day on nearby Woods Canyon Lake. It's a stone's throw from the campground. We rented a little fishing boat for $45 for four hours. We also hiked a portion of the Rim Trail which is about a mile from the campground.

There is water to fill your RV right at the host booth, and there are water spigots throughout the campground. The dump station is a little ways back towards the freeway, and they charge $7 even if you stay in the campground. But there is an attendant there who does a really great job of getting rigs in and out of there efficiently and they have the hoses set up already so you don't even need to get yours out. Maybe that's a Sunday morning thing, but there was a long line and we hardly had to wait fifteen minutes to get in and out of there.

We had no cell service, but we have T-Mobile so we never expect to on camping trips. :)

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This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Lost Boys on the Mogollon Rim – Retired Vagabond

Jagger loves the grandchildren “Morning Jagger, Get up ya greenhorn! Today Janessa is coming up the mountain with Aiden and his friends to our camp.” Jagger opens his sleepy eyes and jump...

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My Little Batch of Sky: Camp Impromptu

As soon as we returned from our big California camping trip, I thought we needed to go out one last time before the end of summer. Since the kids go back to school next Monday (I know. I know. We are...

Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • picnic area
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • firewood
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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