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.
Tuesday 09/25 40%
High 76° / Low 46°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Thunderstorms early. Lows overnight in the mid 40s.
Wednesday 09/26 0%
High 76° / Low 45°
Mainly sunny. High 76F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday 09/27 0%
High 77° / Low 47°
Mainly sunny. High 77F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Friday 09/28 0%
High 78° / Low 47°
Mostly sunny skies. High 78F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday 09/29 0%
High 76° / Low 48°
Plentiful sunshine. High 76F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph.
Sunday 09/30 0%
High 74° / Low 48°
Mostly sunny skies. High 74F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph.
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