Sinkhole Campground

Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest

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Payson-Heber Hwy.
Payson, AZ 85541
928-535-7300
928-333-4301
Official Website

GPS: 34.3051, -110.8841

Last Price Paid: $18
Number of Sites: 26
Pad Type: asphalt
Open Seasonally: May - October
Elevation: 7579 ft
Max Stay: 14
Max Length: 32 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

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4airstreamers
Chandler, AZ
25 2006 Airstream Safari FB
2010 Toyota Sequoia
30 reviews
Nightly rate: $18
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 19
“Better Options in Area”

Reviewed Aug 26, 2018

Overall Rating

My son and I camped here with his Boy Scout troop. It was a disaster of a trip, mostly due to rainy weather but I'm not letting that affect my review.

Sinkhole Campground is just ok. The pro is that it's in a forested area with tons of beautiful and delightful-smelling ponderosa pines on top of the Mogollon Rim. But there are a few other campgrounds nearby (Canyon Point, Aspen, Spillway) that are nicer and have more amenities.

The campground is two circle loops. We were in the south loop which is ridiculously close to 260, so the road noise is never ending. I don't know where people are going to on that road at 3 am, but they're going somewhere! And trucks and their brakes are noisy, too. Also, the campground is about a mile from the day use area at Willow Springs Lake, so maybe bring a bike if you don't want to drive to it.

The sites are paved and pretty level, but they aren't too spacious or private. No hookups. Pit toilets are ok. The water (if it's available and it sounds like it's not always) is just a gravity fed tank so filling up an RV here is a hard no. Also, as previously stated, there is no dump station. Sites have a fire ring with grill. Tenting is difficult as the terrain is bumpy and lumpy and peppered with rocks. Also, lots of pools form when it rains and it isn't always easy to see where the water will flow. Lots of our tents ended up in a pool or stream. We left a day early as the weather was not cooperative, so I wouldn't recommend this campground during monsoon season (mid-July, August, early September).

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
1bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE

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


2 reviews
Nightly rate: $9
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 16
“Nice big sites, quiet at night but limited facilities”

Reviewed Aug 01, 2018

Overall Rating

We stayed a total of 3 nights and loved it but not even a dump station. Have to drive about 5 miles and pay $7 to use one. Reservable area close (200 yards or so) to highway but quiet at night.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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


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

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