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Upper Tonto Creek Campground

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About This Campground

National Forest

Upper Tonto Creek Campground The union of Tonto and Horton Creeks is at the north end of the campground. Fishing in both creeks is a popular sport. The trailheads for Horton Creek Trail 285 and Derrick Trail 33 are located in the campground. Both of these trails access the Highline National…

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Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Walk In
    Park in a lot, walk to your campsite

Stay Connected

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

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites

Features

For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Max Length: 22 ft.

Reviews

5 Reviews of Upper Tonto Creek Campground

Ratings Breakdown

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Shari  G.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2021

Surrounded by Towering Ponderosa Pines

Sometimes you come across a campground that makes you feel like you are 12 again, just hanging out with the family in the beautiful surroundings of the Arizona Rim Country, roasting marshmallows. The sites have these awesome, monolithic, USFS, stone, picnic tables next to a solid cooking campfire…

  • Hammocking along the river.
  • View from our hammocks.
  • Nice spots, ours was by far the largest on the lower level though.
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Month of VisitMay
Shannon D.
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2018

No RV!!!

Favorite place to camp. No RVs allowed Great campsites, bathrooms always cleaned. Great fishing and hiking.

Emily B.
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2017

Just the spot for us

I camped with my friends, and this was a great site for us. It was clean, and very well situated near the trail. Though the ground was slightly uneven and parking our truck was a challenge, it was comfortable and well laid out. Furthermore, are camp host went above and beyond to help us feel…

Month of VisitAugust

Location

Upper Tonto Creek Campground is located in Arizona

Directions

This site is 17 miles northeast of Payson. From Payson, travel 16 miles east on State Hwy. 260. Just east of Mile Marker # 269 at Kohl’s Ranch, turn left (north) on Forest Road (FR) 289. Travel one mile and turn right into the site.

Coordinates

34.33996382 N
111.09548267 W

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About This Campground

Upper Tonto Creek Campground The union of Tonto and Horton Creeks is at the north end of the campground. Fishing in both creeks is a popular sport. The trailheads for Horton Creek Trail 285 and Derrick Trail 33 are located in the campground. Both of these trails access the Highline National Recreation Trail (#31). Tonto Fish Hatchery is four miles north of Highway 260 on Forest Road 289. The Arizona Game & Fish Department welcomes visitors and has a self-guided tour of the hatchery.

Connection Details

We rate connection speeds from campers like you who submit speed tests with Field Reports.

  • Good- 10+Mbps

    Campers can make calls and send texts & emails, watch an HD movie, play multiplayer games, and more.

  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

    Campers can make calls, send texts & emails, video chat, stream video, and play online games.

  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

    Campers might be able check email, send texts, and make calls.

  • Available-

    Campers have been able to connect here but we don’t know the quality of the connection.

  • Unknown-

    Connectivity is not known for this campground.

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