Rim Campground is a small campground situated between Woods Canyon Lake and Willow Springs Lake in Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest and offers scenic views. The campground is one of several in the area. Both lakes are popular destinations for recreation including fishing, hiking, and kayaking. Like nearby Mogollon Campground, Rim Campground has 26 family campsites that can accommodate tents as well as RVs up to 32 feet.
Nearby hiking trails offer views of the Mogollon Rim, a 200-mile long cliff in northern Arizona that ranges between 5,000 and 7,000 feet in elevation and serves as the geographical dividing line between the cool high country above and the hot, dry desert below.
Rim Campground Features
|Campground Type:||Organized, Walk-in|
|Number of Campsites:||26 Campsites|
|Beach/Lake Access:||None – Woods Canyon Lake is 2 miles away|
|RV/Trailer Length:||32 Feet|
|RV/Trailer Amenities:||Dump Station nearby at Aspen Campground|
|Cell Phone Service:||Verizon & At&t – Spotty Coverage|
|Operating Season:||Campground open late spring – late fall, weather dependent|
Rim Road is closed during the winter, usually through April.
|Geo Coordinates:||34.30558889, -110.9082861|
|Nearest City/Town:||Payson, Arizona|
|Location:||Coconino County, Arizona|
|Paved Road Access:||Yes|
|Proximity to Stores:||10 miles to Forest Lakes|
|Directions:||From Payson, take AZ 260 northeast from Payson toward Heber. Turn left (west) onto Forest Road 300 (Rim Road) and follow for 2 miles. Rim Campground will be on the left.|
|Web:||Apache Sitgreaves National Forest||Twitter:|
When To Go
Summer – Rim Campground is a great destination for camping in the pines north of Phoenix. Later in the summer to fall there are often afternoon monsoon thunderstorms that build up on the Mogollon Rim.
What To Do
Hiking – There are several scenic hiking trails around Rim Campground