Lakeside Campground is a developed campground located in Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest along Arizona Highway 260, in the resort area of the popular Pinetop-Lakeside area. The campground is a medium-sized campground fully located within the city limits of the town of Pinetop, Arizona. The campground is sandwiched between the highway and the north shore of Rainbow Lake. Lakeside Campground is largely shaded by Ponderosa Pines, and is one of the oldest National Forest campgrounds in the state of Arizona. Rainbow Lake has access to fishing and boating recreational opportunities.
Each campsite at Lakeside Campground includes a picnic table, fire ring, cooking grill, and access to bathrooms and showers. There are 75 tent and RV campsites, some of which have electric hookups.
Lakside Campground Features
|Number of Campsites:||83 Campsites|
|Drinking Water:||Yes – Hand Pump|
|Toilets:||Yes – Vault Toilets|
|RV/Trailer Length:||32 Feet|
|Cell Phone Service:||Yes|
|Operating Season:||Campground open mid-May through early November.|
|Geo Coordinates:||34.157596, -109.979292|
|Nearest City/Town:||Pinetop, Arizona|
|Location:||Navajo County, Arizona|
|Paved Road Access:||Yes|
|Proximity to Stores:||Less than 1 mile to Pinetop, Arizona|
|Directions:||From Show Low, take State Route 260 south. Lakeside Campground is located on State Route 260 in Lakeside, Arizona across from the Lakeside Ranger Station.|
|Web:||Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest||Twitter:|
When To Go
Summer – Fall – Lakeside Campground offers summer recreational opportunities for boating, swimming, and fishing.
Saturday 12/15 0%
High 51° / Low 26°
A few clouds. Lows overnight in the mid 20s.
Sunday 12/16 0%
High 51° / Low 30°
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 51F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Monday 12/17 0%
High 47° / Low 26°
Partly cloudy skies in the morning will give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. High 47F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday 12/18 10%
High 46° / Low 24°
Mainly sunny. High 46F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday 12/19 0%
High 51° / Low 27°
Sunny. High 51F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph.
Thursday 12/20 0%
High 56° / Low 27°
Mainly sunny. High 56F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
What To Do
Fishing – Rainbow Lake is stocked with fish.
Boating – Maximum of 10 horsepower gasoline engines, electric engines, and self-powered watercraft are allowed.
Brewery – Pinetop Brewing Company is located nearby in the town of Pinetop.