Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Big Lake Recreation Area

If getting completely away from it all and experiencing the outdoors for all it has to offer is your camping ideal then plan your camping vacation in the Big Lake Recreation Area. Big Lake itself is 575 acres, and makes a convenient base for other local lakes like Crescent Lake, Lee Valley Lake and the East and West Forks of the Black River. Choose your site from one of nine campgrounds and experience exceptional hiking and mountain biking trails, wildlife viewing, and trout fishing. Campers have the convenience of paved roads, a dump station and showers, but no electric hookups. Apache Trout, the largest campground can accomodate RVs (max 45 feet) as well as in sections of Grayling Campground. Two campgrounds give tent campers the entire campground all to themselves. A visitor center and naturalist programs offer plenty of knowledge about the area. 

USDA Forest Service
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Trash Available
Water Hookups
No WiFi
Big Lake Recreation Area is located in Arizona
33.8746 N
-109.4116 W
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5 Reviews of Big Lake Recreation Area
Camping in Arizona not in the desert!

Great campsites within walk distance of the lake! Down fall is the campsites are big (enough room for all your camp friends) but you can only have two cars per site. Don’t let this keep you away! Plenty of hiking trails and great camp hosts!

First camping trip with the girls

Great place to camp

Beautiful lake

Fishing was scare, sites were nice, lake was pretty!

Heaven in the trees

The elevation is 9000 ft. So it will affect your breathing somewhat however it will also take your breathe away from the beauty. Various types of camping, good fishing and boating.

First to Review
Top of the World

Amazing scenery, fishing and beautiful fall colors. Not crowded unless you go on a holiday weekend. Numerous paid and dispersed campsites.