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Bear Canyon Lake and Camping Area

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About This Campground

USDA Forest Service

Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest

A beautiful, narrow, canyon-bound lake, accessible by foot trail only, Bear Canyon Lake is one of several in a series of fishing lakes built by Arizona Game and Fish Department. Despite being several miles down a dirt road and having few amenities, it draws many visitors. The partially developed…

Fee Info

There is no fee to camp.

Reservation Info

This is a first come first serve campground.

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Unknown
  • Verizon
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  • AT&T
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  • T-Mobile
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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Dispersed
  • Group
  • Tent Cabin

Features

For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Firewood Available
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump

Reviews

17 Reviews of Bear Canyon Lake and Camping Area

Ratings Breakdown

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  • 8
  • 4
L
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2022

Bear Canyon Adventure

Had an amazing time up there on a combined family trip. Tons of trails to adventure, a gorgeous lake and perfect spacing between camp sites.

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Sylvia
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2020

Fun Trip Gone Eerie (9/17-9/20)

This is a beautiful camping area to spend time with family & friends. So much to do, hiking, kayaking, fishing, etc. To get there do expect about 20mins of driving on dirt roads & 10mins of bumpy rocky roads to remote camping areas. Our 1st night (Thursday night) you could hear elk…

Jon T.
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2020

Meh

Beautiful area, however lake access can be difficult. Steep trail down to the lake, and it's a bit of a hike from the camping area to even get to the trail. Would be a challenge if you want to bring paddle boards, etc. Nights were rowdy. This place feels like the Wild West. ATVs ripping around at…

Location

Bear Canyon Lake and Camping Area is located in Arizona

Directions

Just off Bear Canyon Lake, approximately 14 miles northwest of State Highway 260 on Forest Road 89. Forest Road 89 is accessed via Forest Road 300 which is located directly across from the Rim Visitor Information Station or 25 miles west of Heber, Arizona.

Coordinates

34.40338047 N
111.009927 W

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