Rim Campground is a small campground situated between Woods Canyon Lake and Willow Springs Lake in Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest and offers scenic views. The campground is one of several in the area. Both lakes are popular destinations for recreation including fishing, hiking, and kayaking. Like nearby Mogollon Campground, Rim Campground has 26 family campsites that can accommodate tents as well as RVs up to 32 feet.

Nearby hiking trails offer views of the Mogollon Rim, a 200-mile long cliff in northern Arizona that ranges between 5,000 and 7,000 feet in elevation and serves as the geographical dividing line between the cool high country above and the hot, dry desert below.

Rim Campground Features

Campground Type: Organized, Walk-in
Number of Campsites: 26 Campsites
Cost: $15/night
Use Level: High
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Fire Rings: None
Drinking Water: None
Toilets: Vault Toilets
Showers: None
Trash/Dumpsters: None
Hiking Access: Yes
Beach/Lake Access: None – Woods Canyon Lake is 2 miles away
RV/Trailer Length: 32 Feet
RV/Trailer Amenities: Dump Station nearby at Aspen Campground
Cell Phone Service: Verizon & At&t – Spotty Coverage
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: 34.30558889, -110.9082861
Nearest City/Town: Payson, Arizona
Elevation: 7400 Feet
Location: Coconino County, Arizona
Paved Road Access: Yes
Proximity to Stores: 10 miles to Forest Lakes
Directions: From Payson, take AZ 260 northeast from Payson toward Heber. Turn left (west) onto Forest Road 300 (Rim Road) and follow for 2 miles. Rim Campground will be on the left.



Phone: (928)535-7300 Facebook:
Web: Apache Sitgreaves National Forest Twitter:
Reservations: Not Accepted

When To Go

Summer –  Rim Campground is a great destination for camping in the pines north of Phoenix. Later in the summer to fall there are often afternoon monsoon thunderstorms that build up on the Mogollon Rim.

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What To Do

Hiking – There are several scenic hiking trails around Rim Campground

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