Brown Creek Campground is a dispersed camping area in the remote eastern end of Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest in Arizona’s White Mountains. The designated camping area is situated along Brown Creek, just downstream from the two springs the form the headwaters of the creek. Camping at Brown Creek Campground is wilderness experience, with no amenities available, and services 20 miles away in Pinetop-Lakeside. There are trails available for mountain biking in the area around the campground.

Camping at Brown Creek Campground is first-come, first-served, with no reservations accepted. There is no fee for camping at Brown Creek Campground.

Brown Creek Campground Features

Campground Type: Dispersed
Number of Campsites: Virtually unlimited
Cost: Free
Use Level: Very Light
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Fire Rings: None
Drinking Water: None
Toilets: None
Showers: None
Trash/Dumpsters: None
Hiking Access: Yes
Beach/Lake Access: None
RV/Trailer Length: Not Defined
RV/Trailer Amenities: None
Cell Phone Service: None
Wifi: None
Operating Season: Campground open year-round, but access may be restricted during winter snow season.

Getting There

Geo Coordinates: 34.18596667, -109.78965
Nearest City/Town: Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona
Elevation: 7541 Feet
Location: Apache County, Arizona
Paved Road Access: None
Proximity to Stores: 21 miles to Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona


Phone: (928) 368-2100
Web: Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest Twitter:
Reservations: Not Accepted

When To Go

Summer – Fall –  Brown Creek Campground offers summer camping and recreation.

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What To Do

Hiking and Mountain Biking – There are several trails near Brown Creek Campground that connect to a network of other trails in the area.

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