Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Water Unknown
About Tonto National Forest Alderwood Campground

  Alderwood Campground is on Haigler Creek. The water-chiseled canyon is popular for trout fishing and its swimming holes. This moderately-used campground is appreciated for its solitude. This campground is well-shaded and offers recreation opportunities for the whole family.

National Forest
Drive In
Walk In
Alcohol Allowed
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Tonto National Forest Alderwood Campground is located in Arizona
34.2056 N
-110.981 W
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Access #1 (34 miles east of Payson): From Payson, travel east for 24 miles on paved State Hwy. 260. Turn right on Colcord Road 291  and travel 3 miles to FR 200. Turn right on unpaved FR 200. Travel on FR 200 for 6 miles, through Haigler Canyon Recreation Site to FR 202A. Turn right and follow this unpaved road for ½ mile to the site. Access #2 (11 miles north of Young): From Young, take State Hwy. 288/Forest Road (FR) 512 for 3 miles and turn left on FR 200. Follow unpaved FR 200 for 7 miles to FR 202A and turn left. Follow FR 202A for ½ mile to the site. Click Here For Map.
1 Review of Tonto National Forest Alderwood Campground
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Diamond in the rough

My boyfriend and I spent a weekend at this spot which was a bit out of the way, but fairly easy to access. Exactly what we were looking for with much appreciated privacy and no one else around. Fires were allowed and there was a peaceful spring nearby. We didn’t find the waterhole we’d heard about but had a great time regardless! We even were lucky enough to fall asleep to a light rainstorm. Definitely a spot to revisit 💯