Cholla Campground

Tonto National Forest

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Highway 188
Tonto Basin, AZ 85553
928-467-3201
602-225-5201
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GPS: 33.727, -111.2039

Last Price Paid: $20
Number of Sites: 206
Pad Type: gravel
Elevation: 2195 ft
Max Stay: 14
Max Length: 32 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

7 people have reviewed this location.

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dp

28 ATC Toy Hauler
3 reviews
Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: 92

dp would stay here again

“Great campground”

Reviewed Feb 21, 2018

Overall Rating

Camped 2nd week of February. Very few other campers this time of year. Tonto Basin village close by for supplies, groceries, and great hardware store if fixes needed. Love this location.

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Mark & April

30 Grand Design Reflection
2016 Ford F-250
1 review
Nightly rate: $40
Days stayed: 3
“Great place ridiculous new prices”

Reviewed Jan 01, 2018

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NEW PRICING. CREDIT CARDS ONLY. The Roosevelt lake area is great and has been a getaway for us for almost 3 years. Single sites are now $20.00 per night with “double” sites being $40.00 per night. The rangers check each morning to insure payment has been made. Most single sites are narrow and many are roadside with minimal space f... more

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Mengquis
Mesa, AZ
30 tahoe by thor transporter play trailer
2005 Dodge Ram 3500
2 reviews
Nightly rate: $8
Days stayed: 2

Mengquis would stay here again

“Very nice spot”

Reviewed Apr 07, 2017

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Great spot! Clean bathrooms. Plenty of room. Double spots are perfectly wide enough. You don't need two tonto passes for the double spots.
Views are great and plenty of room for a 30' 5th wheel to get around. Everything is on a loop. Water is close along with trash. No electricity but everything else is here

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TigerNomad
Sun Valley, ID
Provan Astro Tiger XL
95 reviews
Nightly rate: $8
Days stayed: 1
“Decent Campground, Weird Payment System”

Reviewed Feb 19, 2017

Overall Rating

Stayed at Cholla Campground for one evening in the middle of February. Despite being more of a summer spot than a winter one, the campground's three open loops were mostly full. Sites are level and bathrooms are clean. There is a nice amount of space between sites. Generator rules weren't posted, and some ran generators through ... more

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3bars
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Mrprez
Rapid City, SD
25 Airstream Flying Cloud
2011 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Duramax
7 reviews
Nightly rate: $6
Days stayed: 7
Site Number: 9

Mrprez would stay here again

“Best bargain going”

Reviewed Oct 25, 2015

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We stayed here the last week of October 2015 and only four loops were open. The lake is at 39% of capacity and the boat ramp is closed. Most other campers are down at Windy Hill. This is like being in a ghost town with running water, solar showers, RV dump...etc. With your Senior Pass you get the $3 rate which is amazing for the be... more

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Currently Wandering

27 Airstream International
2006 Dodge Ram 1500
112 reviews
Nightly rate: $6
Days stayed: 3

Currently Wandering would stay here again

“Decent & Super Cheap”

Reviewed Apr 12, 2015

Overall Rating

We were looking to get away from the heat of Phoenix, so we drove up to Lake Roosevelt. While not incredibly cooler in temperature, it was a nice change of pace. We were at the back of one of the loops, so we had a decent view. Loved walking the trails, and exploring nearby Tonto National Monument.

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Van-Tramp
Longmont, CO
27 Airstream International
198 reviews
Nightly rate: $6
Days stayed: 9

Van-Tramp would stay here again

“Nearly free camping with all the amenities”

Reviewed Mar 10, 2015

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Cholla Campground (Staghorn Loop to be specific) has proven to be a great spot to camp. The price is cheap enough to still be considered "cheap" ($6 per day Tonto Pass required, no additional fee for camping) yet you get a proper camp site with trash, nearby water (not in each site), shaded picnic table, fire ring, bathroom, luke-warm ... more

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2bars
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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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