Los Burros Campground

Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest

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Vernon McNary Rd.
McNary, AZ 85930
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GPS: 34.1414, -109.7776

Last Price Paid: $0
Number of Sites: 10
Pad Type: dirt
Open Seasonally: May-Oct.
Elevation: 7927 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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Cell Phone Coverage

Verizon 3G
AT&T Voice Only
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John & BJ
Mesa, AZ
19 Scamp
2017 Ram 1500
120 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 12

John & BJ would stay here again

“Beautiful Meadows but the Pollen Won”

Reviewed Jun 20, 2015

Overall Rating

Los Burros is located seven miles up a wide gravel road from the town of McNary. The road goes by various names: Vernon – McNary Road; County Road 3140; and Forest Road 224. It is one of those rapidly disappearing campgrounds that is still operated directly by the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest instead of being leased to a commercial operator. There are 12 designated sites and a volunteer camp host who has hosted at this campground for three or four years. There’s no water, no garbage, no fee, and very nearly no cell connectivity, even with the amplifier and antenna. Both Verizon and AT&T signals would come and go. The host said he got 3 bars of Verizon 3G with an amplifier - we did too, occasionally.

There is a very clean vented outhouse, tall pine trees, and a huge, open meadow that should attract wildlife although we haven’t seen anything except an occasional squirrel. Many of the sites were hiding in knee high grass. We didn't see any sign of burros, but there are a couple small corrals if you bring your horses along. I suspect it would be a very popular place during hunting season.

Unfortunately, BJ's allergies went on the rampage so we pulled up stakes after three days and headed further east.

Site Quality
AT&T Voice Only
Verizon 3G

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Just Finding Our Way: Where’d the Burros Go?

Where’d the Burros Go? We stopped by the Giant station in Show Low to fill up with gas and take advantage of their free dump before headi...

  • dry camping
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • restrooms: vault
  • pets


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