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|
|Toilets:||Yes – Vault Toilets|
|Beach/Lake Access:||None – Chevelon Canyon Lake is 9 miles away|
|RV/Trailer Length:||16 Feet|
|Cell Phone Service:||None|
|Operating Season:||Campground May-October, weather dependent|
|Geo Coordinates:||34.59111, -110.7878|
|Nearest City/Town:||Heber, Arizona|
|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.|
|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.
What To Do
Hiking – Chevelon Canyon offers great hiking opportunities
Chevelon Crossing Campground was originally built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930’s.