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CAMPGROUND NAME: Alpine Divide

VISIT DATE: 05/14/1998

UPDATE DATE: 4/23/2016

STATE: Arizona

REGION: Southwestern

RANGER DISTRICT: Alpine

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Alpine

RESERVATIONS: No

DIRECTIONS:
From Alpine, AZ, take State Rt. 191 north 3.5 miles to campground
sign.  Turn right into campground.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 8,500 ft.

The campground is adjacent to the Coronado Trail Scenic Byway (US
Rt. 191).  It is a good location for day trips to the Blue Range
Primitive Area, viewing petroglyphs along the Blue River and
Escudilla Wilderness.  The campground stretches out along a
meadow with sites nestled under mature Ponderosa pines upon a
grassy understory.  Firewood is available for a fee.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: Yes
Open All Year: No

Seasonal Comment:
Open mid-May through mid-September.

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: $10 per day
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 0
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 11
   
   Total Sites: 11

Tent Pads: No
Open Sites: No
Wooded Sites: Yes
Equestrian Camping: No

No. Tables on Sites: 11
No. Grilles on Sites: 11

RV INFORMATION
Hookups: None
No. RV Pull Throughs: 0
Waste Station: No
Average Parking Apron Size: 13.5' X 44'

Comments:
The parking aprons are dirt.  There is a waste station located at
the Alpine Village RV Park on US Rt. 180 in Alpine, AZ.

FACILITIES
Vaults: Yes
Flush Toilets: No
Hot Showers: No
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No

Public Phone: No
Playground: No
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2
  No. Threaded: 2

WATER SPORTS - None

HIKING - No

FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Apache Trout VISIT DATE: 04/20/2009 UPDATE DATE: 6/19/2016 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Springerville NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Eagar RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: There are three routes available for access to the Apache Trout campground. Number 1 is paved all the way but steep without turnouts. Number 2 is fairly level and paved. Number 3 is from Alpine, AZ. 1. From Eagar, AZ, take State Rt. 260 west 2.2 miles to the Big Lake sign (State Rt. 261). Turn left onto Rt. 261 and go 18.1 miles to the Big Lake sign (State Rt. 273). Turn left onto Rt. 273 and go 2.5 miles to another Big Lake Campground sign (Forest Rt. 8115). Turn right and go 2.3 miles to campground on left. 2. From Eagar, AZ, take State Rt. 260 west 18 miles to Big Lake sign (State Rt. 273). Turn left onto Rt. 273 and go 19.4 miles to Big Lake Campground sign (Forest Rt. 8115). Turn right and go 2.3 miles to campground on left. 3. In Alpine, AZ, at the intersection of U.S. Highways 191 and 180, take Hwy 191 north 1.7 miles to a "Big Lake" sign. Turn left after sign, onto Forest Rt. 249, and go 16.1 miles to another "Big Lake" sign. Turn Left at sign onto Forest Rt. 8115 and go 2.3 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 9,100 feet. The campground is one of five in the Big Lake Recreation Area and the only campground with full hook-ups. It has four loops (Aspen, Pine, Oak, and Fir) above Big Lake. Aspen Loop is the largest loop and has a mix of sites with hook-ups and no hook-ups. Pine Loop is small with good shade and can be reserved by a group. Oak Loop's sites all have full-hookups. Although hookups are not shared there are numerous, side-by-side parking aprons. Shade is limited in this loop. Fir Loop has no hookups and is available to single family campers if not reserved by a large group. Oak and Fir loops are adjacent to a large meadow. None of the campsites are on the lake but are a short walk across a field to Big Lake. Ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, Blue spruce, and Aspen offer ample shade. A store is located at the lake with limited groceries, gas, bait, and boat rentals. Interpretive programs are provided from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day at the Visitor Center. The Recreation Area is known for mountain biking, bird watching and wildlife viewing. Firewood is available for a fee. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open mid-May through October 31 - for all campers Open mid-May through November 15 - for RV campers RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $26 per day - no hook-ups $38 per day - full hook-ups ($25 w/discount applied) Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 123 Total Sites: 123 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 123 No. Grilles on Sites: 123 RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 41 No. Water and Electric Only: 0 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 0 No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: see comments Comments: The parking aprons are gravel and will accommodate any size rig. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 14 No. Threaded: 14 Comments: Each bathroom has a deep skin. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: There are two lakes - Big Lake (640 acres) and Crescent Lake (150 acres) each with boat ramps. Power boats are limited to 8HP. The Big Lake Marina offers boat rentals, limited groceries, gasoline, as well as bait and tackle. HIKING Trails are found throughout the Recreation Area, such as: Indian Spring Trail (foot and mountain bike) - 7 miles Big Lake Lookout Trail (foot) - 1.5 miles FISHING Rainbow, Cutthroat, Brook and Brown trout A fish cleaning station is available at Big Lake's marina.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Benny Creek VISIT DATE: 05/16/1998 UPDATE DATE: 4/23/2016 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Springerville NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Eagar RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Eagar, AZ, take State Rt. 260 west 9.7 miles to Greer sign (State Rt. 373). Turn left onto Rt. 373 and go 2.8 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign and go 0.5 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 8,250 ft. The campground is one of two campgrounds in the Greer Lake Recreation Area. It is located in a grove of Ponderosa pines. The Bunch Reservoir of the Greer Lakes can be viewed from the campground. The Greer Lakes are nearby and are comprised of three reservoirs - Bunch, River and Tunnel. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May through November 15 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 24 Total Sites: 26 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 26 No. Grilles on Sites: 14 RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 25' X 38' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. There is a waste station, available for a fee, at the Rolfe C. Hoyer campground, 0.9 miles further from the campground on State Rt. 373. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: Water is provided by a "water buffalo" located at the entrance to the campground. Wheelchair friendly hot showers are available for a fee at Hoyer campground. Check status of potable water with ranger district office. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: The Greer Lakes account for a total of 350 acres. Power boats are limited to electric motors only. The lakes are a source for irrigation and may be low during mid-summer. HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow, Cutthroat, Brook and Brown trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Blackjack VISIT DATE: 05/08/1998 UPDATE DATE: 6/19/2016 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Clifton NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Clifton RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Clifton, AZ, take US Rt. 191 south 7.9 miles to "Three Corners" and the intersection of US Rt. 191 and State Rt. 78. Turn left onto Rt. 78 and go 14.5 miles to campground on the right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,340 ft. Campground is very rustic and located adjacent to State Rt. 78 in a grove of Ponderosa and Juniper pines. The sites are loosely designated and have the feel of being dispersed. It is convenient to the Maverick ATV Trail. Dispersed tent camping to left of campground's entrance is possible. NOTE: Campground is popular for family reunions. Check with Clifton District Ranger's Office to ensure availability of campsites. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: No charge Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 10 Total Sites: 10 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 10 No. Grilles on Sites: 10 RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: See comments below Comments: Parking is in undesignated areas that are dirt and rock. Interior road is erroded and irregular - not RV friendly. Because of tight turn-around, total RV length recommended not to exceed 40-ft. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 0 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Brookchar VISIT DATE: 05/18/1998 UPDATE DATE: 6/19/2016 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Springerville NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Eagar RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: There are three routes available for access to the Apache Trout campground. Number 1 is paved all the way but steep without turnouts. Number 2 is fairly level and paved. Number 3 is from Alpine, AZ. 1. From Eagar, AZ, take State Rt. 260 west 2.2 miles to the Big Lake sign (State Rt. 261). Turn left onto Rt. 261 and go 18.1 miles to the Big Lake sign (State Rt. 273). Turn left onto Rt. 273 and go 2.5 miles to another Big Lake Campground sign (Forest Rt. 8115). Turn right and go 1.8 miles to campground on left. 2. From Eagar, AZ, take State Rt. 260 west 18 miles to Big Lake sign (State Rt. 273). Turn left onto Rt. 273 and go 19.4 miles to Big Lake Campground sign (Forest Rt. 8115). Turn right and go 1.8 miles to campground on left. 3. In Alpine, AZ, at the intersection of U.S. Highways 191 and 180, take Hwy 191 north 1.7 miles to a "Big Lake" sign. Turn left after sign, onto Forest Rt. 249, and go 16.1 miles to another "Big Lake" sign. Turn Left at sign onto Forest Rt. 8115 and go 1.8 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 9,000 ft. The campground is one of five in the Big Lake Recreation Area. It is located above Big Lake on the east shore in a mixed forest of conifer trees with a grass understory. The sites are well separated with some walk-in sites overlooking the lake while others overlook a large meadow. There are interpretive programs and guided nature walks, usually provided from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Wildlife viewing of elk, deer, ntelope and turkey is an attraction of the campground and area. A store is located at the lake with limited groceries, regular unleaded gas, bait and boat rentals (power and row boats). Firewood is available for a fee. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 15 through November 10 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 13 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 13 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 13 No. Grilles on Sites: 13 RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 0 FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 2 No. Threaded: 2 Comments: There are deep sinks at the bathhouse. The wheelchair friendly hot showers, available for a fee, are located in a bathhouse 0.3 miles north of Rainbow campground. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: There are two lakes - Big Lake (640 acres) and Crescent Lake (150 acres). Both permit power boats up to 8hp. HIKING Indian Spring Trail (foot and mountain bike) - 7 miles Big Lake Lookout Trail (foot) - 1.5 miles Both trails are accessed from the Rainbow campground. FISHING Rainbow, Cutthroat, Brook and Brown trout There is a fish cleaning station on Big Lake in the store parking lot.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Buffalo Crossing VISIT DATE: 05/14/1998 UPDATE DATE: 4/23/2016 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Alpine NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Alpine RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Alpine, AZ, take US Rt. 191 north 1.4 miles to Big Lake sign (Forest Rt. 249). Turn left at sign onto Rt. 249 and go 5.3 miles to "Y" intersection (Forest Rt. 276). Bear left onto Rt. 276 and go 13.2 miles to stop sign. Turn left at stop sign and go 0.1 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign into campground. NOTE: Forest Rt. 276 narrows to a single-lane (with turnouts) gravel road. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,600 ft. Campground is pack it in, pack it out and one of six in the East Fork Recreation Area. It stretches along the East Fork of the Black River. Some sites are set back under Ponderosa pines upon a grassy understory. The campground is scenic with wildlife viewing and excellent fishing. Firewood is available for a fee. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Services provided May 1 through September 31 or until the snow closes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $12 per day, per vehicle Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 16 Total Sites: 16 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 16 No. Grilles on Sites: 16 RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 16' X 60' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. There is a waste station available for a fee at the Alpine Village RV Park off US Rt. 180 in Alpine, AZ. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 0 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: Potable water available at the Horse Springs campground - about 2 miles before the Buffalo Springs campground. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow, Brown and Native Apache (threatened) trout.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Cutthroat VISIT DATE: 05/18/1998 UPDATE DATE: 6/19/2016 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Springerville NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Eagar RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: There are three routes available for access to the Apache Trout campground. Number 1 is paved all the way but steep without turnouts. Number 2 is fairly level and paved. Number 3 is from Alpine, AZ. 1. From Eagar, AZ, take State Rt. 260 west 2.2 miles to the Big Lake sign (State Rt. 261). Turn left onto Rt. 261 and go 18.1 miles to the Big Lake sign (State Rt. 273). Turn left onto Rt. 273 and go 2.5 miles to another Big Lake Campground sign (Forest Rt. 8115). Turn right and go 2.3 miles to campground on left. 2. From Eagar, AZ, take State Rt. 260 west 18 miles to Big Lake sign (State Rt. 273). Turn left onto Rt. 273 and go 19.4 miles to Big Lake Campground sign (Forest Rt. 8115). Turn right and go 2.3 miles to campground on left. 3. In Alpine, AZ, at the intersection of U.S. Highways 191 and 180, take Hwy 191 north 1.7 miles to a "Big Lake" sign. Turn left after sign, onto Forest Rt. 249, and go 16.1 miles to another "Big Lake" sign. Turn Left at sign onto Forest Rt. 8115 and go 2 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 9,000 ft. The campground is one of five in the Big Lake Recreation Area. It is located above Big Lake on the east shore in a mixed forest of Aspen and pine trees with a grass understory. The sites are well separated with some along the roadway overlooking the lake while others overlook a large meadow. There are interpretive programs and guided nature walks, usually provided from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Wildlife viewing of elk, deer, antelope and turkey is an ttraction of the campground and area. A store is located at the lake with limited groceries, regular unleaded gas, bait and boat rentals (power and row boats). Firewood is available for a fee. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 15 through November 10 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 18 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 18 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 18 No. Grilles on Sites: 18 FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 7 No. Threaded: 7 Comments: The wheelchair friendly hot showers, available for a fee, are located in a bathhouse 0.3 miles north of Rainbow campground. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: There are two lakes - Big Lake (640 acres) and Crescent Lake (150 acres) each with boat ramps. Power boats are limited to 8HP. The Big Lake Marina offers boat rentals, limited groceries, gasoline, as well as bait and tackle. HIKING Indian Spring Trail (foot and mountain bike) - 7 miles Big Lake Lookout Trail (foot) - 1.5 miles Both trails are accessed from the Rainbow campground. FISHING Rainbow, Cutthroat, Brook and Brown trout There is a fish cleaning station on Big Lake in the store parking lot.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Diamond Rock VISIT DATE: 05/14/1998 UPDATE DATE: 4/23/2016 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Alpine NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Alpine RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Alpine, AZ, take US Rt. 191 north 1.4 miles to Big Lake sign (Forest Rt. 249). Turn left at sign onto Rt. 249 and go 5.3 miles to "Y" intersection (Forest Rt. 276). Bear left onto Rt. 276 and go 6.4 miles to campground. NOTE: Forest Rt. 276 narrows to a single-lane (with turnouts) gravel road. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,900 ft. Campground is one of six in the East Fork Recreation Area and is pack it in, pack it out. It is near the East Fork of the Black River and is located in Ponderosa and other mixed pines upon a grassy understory. Some sites have a log lean-to shelter. Campground is composed of three clusters along Forest Rt. 276. The first cluster (sites 1-6) has water and is located along the East Fork of the Black River. The remaining clusters have no water, but is easily accessible from the first cluster. Firewood is available for a fee. The campground gets its name from a large boulder shaped like a diamond. It is located close to campground entrance alongside Forest Rt. 276. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Services provided May 1 through September 31 or until the snow closes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $12 per day, per vehicle Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 3 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 9 Total Sites: 12 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 12 No. Grilles on Sites: 12 RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 54' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. The turn-around at end of first cluster (sites 1-6) is tight and could be difficult for some RVs to negotiate. There is no RV turn-around for the second cluster (sites 7 & 8). RV waste stations (with potable water) are available for a fee at the Forest Service's Big Lake Recreation area and Alpine Village RV Park off US Rt. 180 in Alpine, AZ. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is located across from site #4 in the first cluster. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - NO FISHING Rainbow, Brown and Native Apache (threatened) trout.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Granville VISIT DATE: 05/08/1998 UPDATE DATE: 4/23/2016 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Clifton NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Morenci RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Morenci, AZ, take US Rt. 191 (Coronado Trail Scenic Byway) north 13.1 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,600 ft. Campground is adjacent to US Rt. 191 (Coronado Trail Scenic Byway) in a shady dell. It is composed mostly of western deciduous oak trees mixed in with a few Cedars and wild apple trees. Cherry Lodge Picnic Area, located across from the campground, was the site of a lodge, which later became a store. It was the focal point for the community until it burned down in the early 1970s. NOTE: Slide-in truck campers can be accommodated. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 1 through November 30. Water available only through November 1. NOTE: Check with Ranger District Office for availability of potable water. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: No charge Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 12 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 12 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 12 No. Grilles on Sites: 12 FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 3 No. Threaded: 2 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Spur Cross Trail #8 (horse & foot) - 8 miles FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Grayling VISIT DATE: 05/18/1998 UPDATE DATE: 6/19/2016 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Springerville NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Eagar RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: There are three routes available for access to the Apache Trout campground. Number 1 is paved all the way but steep without turnouts. Number 2 is fairly level and paved. Number 3 is from Alpine, AZ. 1. From Eagar, AZ, take State Rt. 260 west 2.2 miles to the Big Lake sign (State Rt. 261). Turn left onto Rt. 261 and go 18.1 miles to the Big Lake sign (State Rt. 273). Turn left onto Rt. 273 and go 2.5 miles to another Big Lake Campground sign (Forest Rt. 8115). Turn right and go 1.6 miles to campground on left. 2. From Eagar, AZ, take State Rt. 260 west 18 miles to Big Lake sign (State Rt. 273). Turn left onto Rt. 273 and go 19.4 miles to Big Lake Campground sign (Forest Rt. 8115). Turn right and go 1.6 miles to campground on left. 3. In Alpine, AZ, at the intersection of U.S. Highways 191 and 180, take Hwy 191 north 1.7 miles to a "Big Lake" sign. Turn left after sign, onto Forest Rt. 249, and go 16.1 miles to another "Big Lake" sign. Turn Left at sign onto Forest Rt. 8115 and go 1.6 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 9,000 ft. The campground, a single loop, is one of five located in the Big Lake Recreation Area. It is heavily wooded with mature Ponderosa, Douglas Fir and other pine trees. The understory is grass and pine needles. The sites are secluded some of which overlook Big Lake. Both a fire ring and grille exist on some of the sites. A store is located at the lake with limited groceries, regular unleaded gas, bait and boat rentals (power and row boats). Interpretive programs and guided nature hikes are provided, usually from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Firewood is available for a fee. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 15 through November 15 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $20 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 22 Total Sites: 22 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 22 No. Grilles on Sites: 22 RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 7 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 38' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. The waste station, available for a fee, is located near the visitor center. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 4 No. Threaded: 4 Comments: There are deep sinks at each bathhouse. The wheelchair friendly hot showers, available for a fee, are located in a bathhouse 0.3 miles north of Rainbow campground. There are no wheelchair friendly toilets in the campground; they are located in the hot shower bathhouse. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: There are two lakes - Big Lake (640 acres) and Crescent Lake (150 acres). Both permit power boats up to 8hp. HIKING Indian Spring Trail (foot and mountain bike) - 7 miles Big Lake Lookout Trail (foot) - 1.5 miles Both trails are accessed from the campground. FISHING Rainbow, Cutthroat, Brook and Brown trout There is a fish cleaning station on Big Lake in the store parking lot.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Horse Springs VISIT DATE: 05/14/1998 UPDATE DATE: 4/23/2016 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Alpine NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Alpine RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Alpine, AZ, take US Rt. 191 north 1.4 miles to Big Lake sign (Forest Rt. 249). Turn left at sign onto Rt. 249 and go 5.3 miles to "Y" intersection (Forest Rt. 276). Bear left onto Rt. 276 and go 10.8 miles to campground on the left. NOTE: Forest Rt. 276 narrows to a single-lane (with turnouts) gravel road. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,610 ft. Campground is pack it in, pack it out. It is one of six in the East Fork Recreation Area and is composed of two loops - Porcupine and Polecat. The loops are separated by a large picnic area. It is located along the East Fork of the Black River among Ponderosa pines on a grass understory. Firewood is available for a fee. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Services provided May 1 through September 31 or until the snow closes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 27 Total Sites: 27 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 27 No. Grilles on Sites: 27 RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 2 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 16' X 52' Comments: The parking aprons are a mix of paved and gravel. There are waste stations available, for a fee, at Big Lake Recreatio Area (Forest Service) and Alpine Village RV Park, Alpine, AZ (private). FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 4 No. Threaded: 4 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow, Brown and Native Apache (threatened) trout.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Luna Lake VISIT DATE: 05/14/1998 UPDATE DATE: 4/23/2016 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Alpine NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Alpine RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Alpine, AZ, at the intersection of U.S. Hwys 180 and 191, take US Rt. 180 east 3.7 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign onto dirt road and go 1.6 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation 8,000 ft. The elevation 8,000 ft. Campground, a large single loop, is located near Luna Lake among Ponderosa pines upon a grassy understory. Although the campground has a open park-like feel, separation between campsites provides excellent privacy. Some sites overlook the lake, offering partial views of the water. All sites are an easy walk from the lake. There is a small store where boats (motor-electric, rowing and paddle) can be rented. Bait, snacks and soft drinks can also be purchased at the store. The campground is convenient for day trips to the Coronado Trail Scenic Byway (US Rt. 191), Hannagon Meadows, petroglyphs along the Blue River, Blue Range Primitive Area and Escudilla Wilderness. A cook's night-out is available at Alpine, AZ. Firewood is available for a fee. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Services provided May 1 through September 31 or until the snow closes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 39 Total Sites: 39 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 39 No. Grilles on Sites: 39 RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 21 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 15' X 49' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt and gravel. Some RV pull throughs can easily accommodate two RVs. There is a waste station available, for a fee, at Alpine Village RV Park, Alpine, AZ (private). FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 6 No. Threaded: 5 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Luna Lake is 75 acres. Power boats limited to 8hp. engines. The lake is used as an irrigation water source and may be low by mid-summer. The boat ramp is located across the lake from the campground. A number of camper made "beater" trails provide access to lake from campground. HIKING Luna Lake Loop Trail (foot, mountain bike & horse) Upper - 8 miles (poorly marked) Lower - 2.5 miles FISHING Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Racoon VISIT DATE: 05/14/1998 UPDATE DATE: 4/23/2016 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Alpine NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Alpine RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Alpine, AZ, take US Rt. 191 north 1.4 miles to Big Lake sign (Forest Rt. 249). Turn left at sign onto Rt. 249 and go 5.3 miles to "Y" intersection (Forest Rt. 276). Bear left onto Rt. 276 and go 9.3 miles to campground. NOTE: Forest Rt. 276 narrows to a single-lane (with turnouts) gravel road. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,600 ft. The Campground is one of six in the East Fork Recreation Area. It stretches alongside the East Fork of the Black River. The sites are nestled among Ponderosa pines on a grass understory. It is a good fishing campground. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Services provided May 1 through September 31 or until the snow closes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $12 per day, per vehicle Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 10 Total Sites: 10 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 10 No. Grilles on Sites: 10 RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 15' X 60' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. A a waste station is available for a fee at the Alpine Village RV Park off US Rt. 180 in Alpine, AZ. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow, Brown and Native Apache (threatened) trout.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Rainbow VISIT DATE: 05/18/1998 UPDATE DATE: 6/19/2016 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Springerville NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Eagar RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: There are three routes available for access to the Apache Trout campground. Number 1 is paved all the way but steep without turnouts. Number 2 is fairly level and paved. Number 3 is from Alpine, AZ. 1. From Eagar, AZ, take State Rt. 260 west 2.2 miles to the Big Lake sign (State Rt. 261). Turn left onto Rt. 261 and go 18.1 miles to the Big Lake sign (State Rt. 273). Turn left onto Rt. 273 and go 2.5 miles to another Big Lake Campground sign (Forest Rt. 8115). Turn right and go 0.7 miles to campground on left. 2. From Eagar, AZ, take State Rt. 260 west 18 miles to Big Lake sign (State Rt. 273). Turn left onto Rt. 273 and go 19.4 miles to Big Lake Campground sign (Forest Rt. 8115). Turn right and go 0.7 miles to campground on left. 3. In Alpine, AZ, at the intersection of U.S. Highways 191 and 180, take Hwy 191 north 1.7 miles to a "Big Lake" sign. Turn left after sign, onto Forest Rt. 249, and go 16.1 miles to another "Big Lake" sign. Turn Left at sign onto Forest Rt. 8115 and go 0.7 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 9,000 ft. The campground is one of five in the Big Lake Recreation Area. There are six loops - A through F. It is thinly wooded with Ponderosa, Spruce, Aspen and other conifers. The understory is grass. It is located just above Big Lake with a few sites overlooking the lake and large meadow. Wildlife viewing is plentiful for such animals as elk, deer, antelope and turkey. Although not every site has a grille, all have at least a fire ring. A store is located at the lake with limited groceries, regular unleaded gas, bait and boat rentals (power and row boats). Interpretive programs and guided nature hikes are provided, usually from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Firewood is available for a fee. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 15 through September 30. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $18 - single occupancy back-ins $20 - pull throughs Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 152 Total Sites: 152 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 152 No. Grilles on Sites: 127 RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 32 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 10' X 52' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. The waste station, available for a fee, is located near the visitor center. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 16 No. Threaded: 16 Comments: There are deep sinks at each bathhouse. The wheelchair friendly hot showers, available for a fee, are located in a bathhouse 0.3 miles north of the Rainbow campground. There are no wheelchair friendly toilets in the campground; they are located in the hot shower bathhouse. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: There are two lakes - Big Lake (640 acres) and Crescent Lake (150 acres). Both permit power boats up to 8hp. HIKING Indian Spring Trail (foot and mountain bike) - 7 miles Big Lake Lookout Trail (foot) - 1.5 miles Both trails are accessed from the Rainbow campground. FISHING Rainbow, Cutthroat, Brook and Brown trout There is a fish cleaning station on Big Lake in the store parking lot.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Rolfe C. Hoyer VISIT DATE: 05/15/1998 UPDATE DATE: 4/23/2016 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Springerville NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Eagar RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Eagar, AZ, take State Rt. 260 west 9.7 miles to Greer sign (State Rt. 373). Turn left onto Rt. 373 and go 3.2 miles to campground sign. Turn right into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 8,300 ft. The campground is one of two campgrounds in the Greer Lakes Recreation Area and is composed of six loops: Turkey, Bear, Squirrel, Beaver, Grouse and Wildcat. It is nestled among Ponderosa pines with needles and grass providing most of the understory. The campground is dedicated to a Forest Service employee who was killed in a forest fire in 1967. There is an amphitheatre where programs are held Saturday evenings, Memorial Day through Labor Day. There are also guided nature trail walks during the summer. Firewood, ice and battery charging are available. Across from the entrance to the campground is access to the Greer Lakes, actually three reservoirs: Tunnel, Bunch and River. Some water sports are available. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open mid-May through September. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $20 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 91 Total Sites: 91 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 91 No. Grilles on Sites: 91 RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 58' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. There are gray water disposal facilities on each loop. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: Yes Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 14 No. Threaded: 1 Comments: Hot showers are available for a fee and are wheelchair friendly. The wheelchair friendly toilets are located in Squirrel and Bear Loops. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: The Greer Lakes account for a total of 350 acres. Power boats are limited to electric motors only. The lakes are a source for irrigation and may be low during mid-summer. HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow, Cutthroat, Brook and Brown trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Winn VISIT DATE: 05/18/1998 UPDATE DATE: 4/23/2016 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Springerville NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Eagar RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Eagar, AZ take State Rt. 260 west for 18 miles to the Big Lake sign (State Rt. 273). Turn left onto Rt. 273 and go 10.7 miles to campground sign (Forest Rt. 554). Turn left onto Rt. 554 and go 1.2 miles to the campground. NOTE: State Rt. 273 is intermittently dirt and paved. Forest Rt. 554 is dirt. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 9,300 ft. The campground is located in the Lee Valley Recreation Area. There are two loops - Deer and Bobcat. It is wooded with Ponderosa, Spruce, Douglas Fir and Aspen. The understory is grass and pine needles. Privacy between campsites is fair to good. Wildlife viewing of deer, elk and turkey is a regular event. The campground is convenient to the Mt. Baldy Wilderness and is about 1.5 miles from the Lee Valley Reservoir. Firewood is available for a fee. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open mid-May through October. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 1 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 61 Total Sites: 62 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 62 No. Grilles on Sites: 62 RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 46 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 43.5' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. There is a waste station, available for a fee, at the Rolfe C. Hoyer campground (National Forest), about 9 miles east on State Rt. 260, then right onto State Rt. 373 for about 3 miles. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 8 No. Threaded: 4 Comments: Wheelchair friendly showers are available for a fee at Hoyer campground. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: The Lee Valley Reservoir is about 25 acres. Only electric motors permitted. HIKING - No FISHING Brook, Grayling and Apache (threatened) trout; fly and lure fishing only.




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