Jack’s Canyon Camping and Climbing Area is an out of the way, lightly used camping area near Happy Jack, Arizona. Jack’s Canyon is essentially an outdoor gym, with tall limestone cliffs that are suitable for rock climbing. The free dispersed camping area is at the rim of the canyon. The only amenity at this remote camping spot is a vault toilet.
Jack’s Canyon and Climbing Area Features
|Number of Campsites:|
|Trash/Dumpsters:||None – Pack it out|
|RV/Trailer Length:||Not Defined|
|Cell Phone Service:||None|
|Operating Season:||Campground Open all year.|
|Nearest City/Town:||Strawberry/Pine, Arizona|
|Location:||Coconino County, Arizona|
|Paved Road Access:||None|
|Proximity to Stores:||25 Miles – Clints Well, Arizona|
From Payson, continue north on SR87 for about 60 miles towards Winslow to mile marker 313. About a half a mile past the marker pull off to the right at the closed gate. Open the gate, and close it behind you. From the gate, drive until you hit a fork in the road, go to the left. Drive about another half a mile until you run into the campsites. Total drive is 1.2 miles from the gate.
Maps & Brochures
Jack’s Canyon Area Map
|Web:||Coconino National Forest|
When To Go
Great Year-round – The weather at Jack’s is great year-round with spring and fall offering the ideal conditions. Summertime will be warm with temperatures rising into the 90’s. Expect significantly lower temperatures in the winter with freezing temperatures and snow possible at the campsite. The canyon and the rocks below will be much warmer in the sun than the campground. The one thing to beware of in the canyon is the summer monsoons and flash floods.
Thursday 03/22 10%
High 68° / Low 40°
Cloudy with gusty winds. High 63F. Winds SW at 25 to 35 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 50 mph.
Friday 03/23 50%
High 56° / Low 32°
Chance of Rain
Wind driven rain showers in the morning then sunny in the afternoon. High 56F. Winds SW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Saturday 03/24 0%
High 53° / Low 31°
Partly cloudy and windy. High 53F. Winds SW at 20 to 30 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Sunday 03/25 0%
High 49° / Low 25°
Sunny with gusty winds. High 49F. Winds SW at 20 to 30 mph.
Monday 03/26 10%
High 44° / Low 23°
Sunny along with a few clouds. High 44F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.
Tuesday 03/27 20%
High 41° / Low 24°
Partly cloudy skies in the morning will give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. High 41F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
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