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About Windy Hill Campground
[](http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_MEDIA/fseprd513002.jpg)   Located on central Arizona's largest lake, Windy Hill offers great water recreation opportunities to the public.  Because of its close proximity to the Lake, Windy Hill allows fishing, non-motorized and motorized boating, along with hiking trails.  There are plenty of developed campsites available at Windy Hill, which allows for an easy, quick escape during any time of the year for families and individuals. 
Access
Drive In
Operator
National Forest
Features
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ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
Sanitary Dump
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
Location
Windy Hill Campground is located in Arizona
Latitude
33.667 N
Longitude
-111.088 W
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Directions
This site is 6 miles southeast of historic Roosevelt Dam. From Mesa: take State Route (SR) 87/Beeline Highway north for about 60 miles to its junction with SR 188. Turn right onto SR 188 for 33 miles to the junction of SR 88. Continue south on SR 188 for 4 miles to Forest Road (FR) 82 (Windy Hill Recreation Site entrance). Turn left and continue for 2 miles to the site. The entire route is paved. From the Globe area: take SR 188 north for 25 miles to FR 82 (Windy Hill Recreation Site entrance), turn right and continue for 2 miles to the site. The entire route is paved. Apache and Roosevelt Lake Recreation Area Map Windy Hill Recreation Site Map
3 Reviews of Windy Hill Campground
Ugh

No real access to water from campgrounds. Unkempt and not the outdoorsy camping we were looking for. Lots of double camps that were decent looking but nothing cool enough for us to stay. Definitely take the time to go to Lower Burnt Corral campground for a scenic drive and better camping.

Windy Hill Will Blow You Away

The ramp on the end of Windy Hill was closed due to low water, but seeing that we are more "floaters" than we are boaters that was fine. If we were boaters a usable ramp was a minute or two away. We like to put on life jackets and just float in the refreshing cool water so the end of the closed boat launch was heaven for us.

Make sure you secure EVERYTHING at your camp or you will come back to an unpleasant surprise when you return from you lake fun.

There were no hook-ups where we were, but we didn't need then anyway. The showers were large and clean but had no temperature control. I was bracing my self for a freezing cold lake shower, but was taken by surprise with an endless supply of hot water. This would have been nice if I were returning to an air conditioned RV instead of a tent, but I'm not complaining.

The toilet was clean and was much easier on the nose than the outhouses common in campgrounds. Ahh, the joys of modern plumbing.

Overall, I enjoyed this clean, well-kept campground. The 107 degree wind felt like the inside of a convection oven, but it comes and goes and seems to be mostly calm in the mornings and after sundown.

Well worth a visit.

Ps. It was not very busy when we were here. Large crowds could possibly change how nice the toilets and showers stay.

First to Review
It's in the name... WINDY

Nice campground. Lots of sites. We wanted to get close to the water but that was not what we ended up doing. We had to drive to take our kayaks to the water. There was an old cost ramp there but is was completely unusable. We had a nice view and the campground was clean.

However….. There was a storm that rolled in (not on the weather forecast!) It came in FAST! Fortunately e had easy up tents because we had the drop one down fast and put stuff on top of it. The other tent got wrapped around a tree! The rain and wind came out of of no where! We planned on two nights but only stayed one due to this storm!