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.
Friday 07/20 20%
High 81° / Low 59°
A mix of clouds and sun during the morning will give way to cloudy skies this afternoon. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 81F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday 07/21 60%
High 79° / Low 57°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then cloudy skies late. High 79F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Sunday 07/22 20%
High 82° / Low 59°
Some sun in the morning with increasing clouds during the afternoon. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 82F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
Monday 07/23 30%
High 84° / Low 60°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Isolated thunderstorms in the morning, then partly cloudy late. High 84F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
Tuesday 07/24 20%
High 85° / Low 60°
Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High around 85F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday 07/25 20%
High 85° / Low 61°
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High near 85F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
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