Chevelon Crossing Campground is a small remote campground, with only 7 primitive campsites located deep in Chevelon Canyon on the banks of a persistent stream. Given the remoteness of the campground Chevelon Crossing is a good place to get away from people. Chevelon Canyon Lake is not far away from the campground and makes a good day trip destination for hiking and fishing.

All of the campsites at Chevelon Crossing Campground have a picnic table and fire ring. There is no drinking water or trash service at the campground.

Be careful when visiting Chevelon Crossing Campground during Arizona’s monsoon season, the roads around here tend to washout and get very muddy during heavy rains. Likewise the roads may be impassable when snowy. 4×4 vehicles are recommended for accessing the campground.

Chevelon Crossing Campground Features

Campground Type: Organized, Primitive
Number of Campsites: 7 Campsites
Cost: Free
Use Level: Low
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Fire Rings: Yes
Drinking Water: None
Toilets: Yes – Vault Toilets
Showers: None
Trash/Dumpsters: None
Hiking Access: Yes
Beach/Lake Access: None – Chevelon Canyon Lake is 9 miles away
RV/Trailer Length: 16 Feet
RV/Trailer Amenities: None
Cell Phone Service: None
Wifi: None
Operating Season: Campground May-October, weather dependent

Getting There

Geo Coordinates: 34.59111, -110.7878
Nearest City/Town: Heber, Arizona
Elevation: 6300 Feet
Location: Coconino County, Arizona
Paved Road Access: None
Proximity to Stores: 19 miles to Heber
Directions: From Heber, take AZ 260 west for 1 mile and turn right on to Forest Road 504. Drive for 18 miles to Chevelon Crossing Campground.


Phone: (928)535-7300 Facebook:
Web: Apache Sitgreaves National Forest Twitter:
Reservations: Not Accepted – First-come, First-served

When To Go

Summer –  Chevelon Crossing 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 in the area.

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What To Do

Hiking – Chevelon Canyon offers great hiking opportunities

Fun Facts

Chevelon Crossing Campground was originally built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930’s.

Image Credits: Johnida Dockens via Flickr

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