Promontory Pit Road Campground is a dispersed camping area along Rim Road (Forest Road 300), just above the Mogollon Rim in Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. Camping at Promontory Pit Road Campground is wilderness experience, with no amenities available, and services 17 miles away in Forest Lakes. The campground has access to recreational opportunities at nearby Bear Canyon Lake, as well as numerous other activities and exploration opportunities along the rest of the Mogollon Rim

Promontory Pit Road Campground is a first-come, first-served campground, with no reservations accepted. There is no fee for camping at Promontory Pit Road Campground.

Promontory Pit Road Campground Features

Campground Type: Dispersed
Number of Campsites: Virtually unlimited
Cost: Free
Use Level: Light
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Fire Rings: None
Drinking Water: None
Toilets: None
Showers: None
Trash/Dumpsters: None
Hiking Access: Yes
Beach/Lake Access: None
RV/Trailer Length: Not Defined
RV/Trailer Amenities: None
Cell Phone Service: None
Wifi: None
Operating Season: Campground open late spring – late fall, weather dependent

Rim Road is closed during the winter, usually through April.

Getting There

Geo Coordinates: 34.37996111, -110.983675
Nearest City/Town: Forest Lakes, Arizona
Elevation: 7200 Feet
Location: Coconino County, Arizona
Paved Road Access: None
Proximity to Stores: 20 miles to Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona
Directions: From Heber, AZ take Arizona Highway 260 for 27 miles, turn right onto Forest Road 300 (Rim Road) which is located on the north side of the road directly across from the Rim Visitor Information Station. Travel for 10 miles. Promontory Pit Road Campground is located at the intersection of FR 300 and FR 34.


Phone: (928) 535-7300
Web: Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest Twitter:
Reservations: Not Accepted – First-come, First-served

When To Go

Summer –  Promontory Pit Road Campground is a secluded escape from the Phoenix desert heat, later in the summer to fall there are often afternoon monsoon thunderstorms that build up on the Mogollon Rim (which can be fun to experience also).

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What To Do

Hiking – There is a large network of trails available in the area.

Fishing – Spots for fishing are available nearby at Woods Canyon Lake and Bear Canyon Lake.

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