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.
Tuesday 10/16 20%
High 43° / Low 30°
Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the low 30s.
Wednesday 10/17 20%
High 53° / Low 34°
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 53F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph.
Thursday 10/18 10%
High 56° / Low 34°
A few passing clouds, otherwise generally sunny. High 56F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Friday 10/19 10%
High 61° / Low 38°
Mainly sunny. High 61F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday 10/20 40%
High 63° / Low 42°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partly cloudy in the morning followed by scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 63F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Sunday 10/21 20%
High 59° / Low 41°
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 59F. Winds S at 10 to 15 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.