Mogollon Campground, although not directly in the Woods Canyon Recreation area, sits just outside and is only two miles from the lake. For those who like spectacular views, this location is great for Mogollon Rim Camping.
Fishing and boating are available at Woods Canyon Lake which is approximately three miles from the campground on Road 105.
Mogollon Campground has 26 sites (of which sites 14 through 26 are available for advanced reservation). All sites are pull-outs and approximately 40 feet. Sites can accommodate tents, pop-up campers, trailers, and motorhomes. There are two loops which have 13 sites per loop. Each campsite offers a campfire ring, grill and picnic table. Additional amenities include accessible vault toilets, drinking water and trash service. A camp host is available at the site.
Mogollon Campground is surrounded by ponderosa pines. The road to Mogollon is a sandy road off of Road 300. The campground itself is also sandy and gravel.
Some groceries are available at the Marina Store at Woods Canyon Lake which is approximately three miles from the campground. The store also offers boat and kayak rentals. Woods Canyon Lake is a great lake for fishing.
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Stayed here many times and always a wonderful experience. The campsites are always clean with clean toilets and drinking water. The campsites are pretty spreadout from each other. Woods Canyon Lake is just a short drive away to enjoy hiking and you are within walking distance to the Rim.
The four stars are mainly for convenience and location. The campground is fairly small and sites are pretty close together. It is pretty nicely maintained though and the host was nice. The road is nearby so it’s not a quite campground. However, it’s just down the street from woods canyon lake and some other really nice places to visit.
Camped here with my son for scouts. Nice campground. You can see so many stars at night, it’s wonderful. We took a 3.3 mile hike to woods canyon lake. There is a marina and boat rentals are available. Camped in a small tent, hung the hammock, and enjoyed nature. The only downside was the constant noise from people in their side by sides running up and down Rim road all day, and into the night. Other than that, the usual “outhouse” type facilities. Running water to fill up containers for camp.
I would recommend going here during the week if possible. On the weekend it is packed and right on a dirt road which is like a freeway on the weekend and creates a lot of dust and noise. However it is right on the rim and has a beautiful view.
Awesome high elevation! Very cool for AZ summers! For the distance it is away from Phoenix you can beat it ! 2hrs drive time!
Had a great night after backpacking 12 miles the first day. We found a perfect site right by the trail and were able to sleep under the stars in hammocks and even on just the ground without a tent. The area has so many trees to hammock from and provides plenty of wind-blocking so it doesn't get terribly chilly from the wind.
Just a 1/2 mile on dirt road so that’s nice but the walk in spots for this campsite are SMALL and VERY tight/close together. Not only that but all spots are parallel. This doesn’t make it very convenient unless you are tent camping which we were not. Close to the Mogollon Rim paved path which is amazing, reference the picture for that! The hosts were great…hence why I gave the 4 stars! But I wouldn’t be going back here anytime soon.
Went first weekend after memorial day. Took Friday off to get a Non-reserved spot early as this small ground can fill up quick for the weekend (Half of the sites are reservable through USDA website.) Moderately spaced sites in close proximity to hwy 260, Rim lakes, and general store. Vault toilets, trash, and Water are serviced and firewood can be purchased from the camp host. We took our 9 Month old and 6 year l old and they had a blast.
Now we've never camped in the actual campground area so I cannot say but there are plenty of spots along the the way! We always find ourselves coming back to the rim! It's beauty and pure majesty of the area is truly an experience that you never want to leave. Even on the busy holiday weekend we are able to find isolated camping! Hiking, fishing and spectacular stargazing and are some of the many activities the rim has to offer!
Close to Woods Canyon Lake, but very small sites. There is tons of national forest land around with large free campgrounds in Payson. About 600 free sites available between this lake and bear lake. I definitely recommend the free site.