This campground has a clear crisp creek that you can access at the campground ( small stream) or a short hike to a beach like pond. You can hike along the stream, in blissful shade. The grounds and restrooms are clean. Be sure to know your fire restrictions.
We have stayed here multiple times, from the balmy summer to the crisp fall. We have never been disappointed camping here. The creek is right across from the campsites, and you can hear it babbling all night long. Bring a hammock! Sleep out under the stars!! And when the morning arrives, one of the best kept secret hiking trails is at your feet!!
Campground was a decent size. Did not feel over crowded for it being filled. Lots of grass areas and hiking trails for families and pets to roam. The creek near by was a huge plus and a cute and fun little bridge to play on with kids.
We have been here a few times over the years. I have to say it's not getting any better, just more ran down. The lake is very small and the camp ground is wife open with not enough trees. I might be back here for a whole sad to say.
Amazing spot camped on the top of the canyon in the Pines with amazing views of the canyons lots of wild life. The next morning we hiked down into the canyon took about 30 minutes to hike down once at the bottom of the canyon we had fresh water from the falls and creeks a few camp sites in the canyon. Inside the canyon the temperature dropped about 15 degrees. The hike out took much longer the path is rough and lots of trees an boulders to climb up over to get in and out.
I can't even begin to convey how beautiful Coconino National Forest is! Make sure you go swimming and tubing and even cliff diving! Close to tons of activities, lots of hiking, wildlife, water sports. Campsite itself is nice, similar to many National Park Service and National Forest Service sites I've been to. Simple but clean and safe. Privacy is ok, not a ton of shade (but lots of swimming/wading to cool off). I've never seen it super busy, but they don't take reservations. I read there are group sites for very large groups, could be good for family reunions, scouts, etc. Campsite itself doesn't particularly stand out, but the surrounding area is breathtaking.
Humble, great hosts every time. Firewood available. Big open areas for big groups. Small spots for smaller groups(most have area for one or two cars). Amazing, updated, clean facilities. If you have pets, check them for ticks after, just a heads up! Friends and I use this area for when we don't feel like back country camping before we head out to the amazing Canyoneering along West Clear Creek (WCC) has to offer.