Just camped here over the weekend, and I left satisfied. There is nothing super special here; you’re still near the highway and there is no workers cleaning up after other campers. There is a ton of trash littered around, so bring a plastic bag so you’ll be able to clean up your area before you settle in. There are more secluded areas and also very open and communal areas, it all depends on which one you grab and when you get there. There are no rules, so I was near some guys playing their boom box all night until 10, but I didn’t mind the music, so it wasn’t horrible. Overall, it was nice since you can pitch a tent wherever an there is no fee compared to other pricey nearby camping spots. If you’re lucky to get a good area, then you’re all set. But there are some pretty bad spots here as well. Take your chances! The stream right behind the campsites is really nice and is a good little area for some wandering around.
If your looking to throw up and tent and relax this is the place for you. There is enough space to boondock a small RV, Tent Trailer, or Travel Trailer. The main campsites sits on the creek, which always has fresh clean water running. There are several other tent camping sites further back, however they are closed till 2022 for regrowth. You will hear cars/truck from time to time as this is the same road the Ranchers use to get back and forth to Payson. There is one vaulted bathroom. You are in nature so you will see clear skies, animals, and be able to cook over and open camp fire. In all in all I love this place and always look forward to our weekend trips up there twice a year.
We were going to camp here and set up our tent, then drove to Strawberry for a wine tasting. We weren't impressed with the campsite since there were a ton of ants, the ground was pretty slanted, hard ground, and a camp of kids were there. After driving to strawberry we saw a trailhead where people were camping for free and moved our campsite here. Much better.
The campsite wasn't that bad, but there are MUCH better ones around.