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Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest is the perfect place for adventurous campers and RVers. There are tons of hikes and other fun activities to partake in, as well as sights to see and explore. You're sure to find the perfect spot for your Arizona camping adventure.

Best Glamping Sites Near Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, AZ (7)

    Camper-submitted photo from Hawley Lake Apache Indian Res
    Camper-submitted photo from Hawley Lake Apache Indian Res
    Camper-submitted photo from Hawley Lake Apache Indian Res
    Camper-submitted photo from Hawley Lake Apache Indian Res
    Camper-submitted photo from Hawley Lake Apache Indian Res
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    Camper-submitted photo from Rainbow (AZ)
    Camper-submitted photo from Rainbow (AZ)
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    Camper-submitted photo from Rainbow (AZ)
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    2.

    Rainbow (AZ)

    9 Reviews
    22 Photos
    70 Saves
    Greer, Arizona

    Overview

    Rainbow is the largest campground in the Big Lake Recreation Area in eastern Arizona. Because of its proximity to the lake, size and the many amenities it offers, Rainbow is a favorite for families. Popular activities include hiking, horseback riding and fishing.

    Recreation

    The campground is adjacent to 450-acre Big Lake, one of Arizona's top fishing lakes. The lake is known for its trout fishing, with rainbow, cutthroat, brook and Apache being the most sought-after species. The recreation area is also popular for hiking, mountain biking, birding and wildlife viewing. Curious campers can attend educational programs at the recreation area's visitor center.

    Facilities

    The campground is adjacent to 450-acre Big Lake, one of Arizona's top fishing lakes. The lake is known for its trout fishing, with rainbow, cutthroat, brook and Apache being the most sought-after species. The recreation area is also popular for hiking, mountain biking, birding and wildlife viewing. Curious campers can attend educational programs at the recreation area's visitor center.

    Natural Features

    Rainbow Campground sits at an elevation of 9,000 feet in the White Mountains. It is a very scenic area, forested with ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, spruce and aspen trees, which provide ample shade. Summer temperatures are pleasant and cool, a nice respite from the heat of the lower desert. Visitors should come prepared for cool nighttime temperatures and occasional summer thunderstorms.

    Nearby Attractions

    Visitors can explore endless vistas and take part in many outdoor activities in the surrounding Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, which encompasses 2 million acres of magnificent mountain country in east-central Arizona and New Mexico. Springerville, Arizona is the closest town to the campground.

    • Pets
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Cabins
    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $28 - $90 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Lyman Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lyman Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lyman Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lyman Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lyman Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lyman Lake State Park Campground

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    Lyman Lake State Park Campground

    18 Reviews
    84 Photos
    105 Saves
    St. Johns, Arizona

    Lyman Lake State Park Campground, nestled near St. Johns, AZ, is a gem for those looking to escape into nature. This spot is open year-round and offers a mix of tent, RV, and cabin accommodations. The campground is known for its stunning desert views and peaceful atmosphere, making it a great place to unwind.

    One of the standout features here is the clean and well-maintained bathrooms and showers. Just a heads-up, there's only one bathhouse, so if you end up parking far from it, be prepared for a bit of a walk. But hey, the views along the way are worth it. Speaking of views, the scenery around the lake is absolutely gorgeous, especially at sunrise and sunset.

    For those who enjoy a bit of adventure, there's a cool hiking trail recommended by the rangers that you should definitely check out. The lake itself is a serene spot for kayaking, especially in the calm mornings. And if you're into fishing, the lake, despite being a bit low, still offers good catches.

    The campground also has some spacious sites, perfect for big rigs, and amenities like electric and sewer hookups. Pets are welcome, and there's even a market on-site for any essentials you might need. Plus, the star-gazing at night is phenomenal, thanks to the clear desert skies.

    Overall, Lyman Lake State Park Campground is a fantastic spot for a quiet, scenic getaway. Whether you're here for the hiking, the lake, or just to relax, you're in for a treat.

    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $25 - $65 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Brook Char Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Brook Char Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Brook Char Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Brook Char Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Brook Char Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Brook Char Campground

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    Brook Char Campground

    6 Reviews
    9 Photos
    63 Saves
    Greer, Arizona

    Overview

    Brookchar Campground is tucked on the banks of Big Lake in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona. The campground is a small, tent-only facility comprised entirely of walk-in sites. Of the lake's five campgrounds, Brookchar is nearest to the water. The stocked lake draws anglers, and boat rentals and a boat ramp make it easy for campers to enjoy the lake's blue waters.

    Recreation

    Big Lake is one of Arizona's top trout fishing lakes, with rainbow, cutthroat, brook and Apache trout being the most sought-after species. The recreation area is also popular for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, birding and wildlife viewing.

    Facilities

    Big Lake is one of Arizona's top trout fishing lakes, with rainbow, cutthroat, brook and Apache trout being the most sought-after species. The recreation area is also popular for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, birding and wildlife viewing.

    Natural Features

    The campground sits in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest at an elevation of 9,100 feet. The area is scenic, forested with ponderosa pine, fir, spruce and aspen, interspersed with high elevation meadows. Summer temperatures are pleasant and cool, a nice respite from the heat of lower deserts. Visitors should come prepared for afternoon thunderstorms and cool nighttime temperatures.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (928) 537-8888.

    Nearby Attractions

    Several other lakes can be found in the surrounding area. Visitors can also explore endless vistas and take part in many outdoor activities in the surrounding Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, which encompasses 2 million acres of magnificent mountain country in east-central Arizona and New Mexico.

    • Pets
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Cabins
    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $20 - $32 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Reservation Lake Apache Indian Res
    Camper-submitted photo from Reservation Lake Apache Indian Res
    Camper-submitted photo from Reservation Lake Apache Indian Res
    Camper-submitted photo from Reservation Lake Apache Indian Res
    Camper-submitted photo from Reservation Lake Apache Indian Res
    Camper-submitted photo from Reservation Lake Apache Indian Res
    Camper-submitted photo from Timber Camp Recreation Area and Group Campgrounds
    Camper-submitted photo from Timber Camp Recreation Area and Group Campgrounds
    Camper-submitted photo from Timber Camp Recreation Area and Group Campgrounds
    Camper-submitted photo from Timber Camp Recreation Area and Group Campgrounds
    Camper-submitted photo from Timber Camp Recreation Area and Group Campgrounds
    Camper-submitted photo from Timber Camp Recreation Area and Group Campgrounds

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    Timber Camp Recreation Area and Group Campgrounds

    5 Reviews
    38 Photos
    29 Saves
    Globe, Arizona

    Overview

    Timber Camp Recreation Area has one of the most popular family and group campgrounds in the Tonto National Forest offering both day-use sites and over-night areas.

    Recreation

    Abundant recreation opportunities such as cross-country horseback riding, hiking, in-season hunting, exploring, off-highway vehicle use and wildlife viewing are in close proximity. In the spring, whitewater rafting trips on the Upper Salt River launch a mere 20-minute drive from the site. Brundrett 2 and the equestrian sites are excellent places to stage authorized outdoor group events (a separate permit may be required). While there are no dedicated equestrian trails, the surrounding terrain is ideal for cross-country horseback riding.

    Facilities

    Abundant recreation opportunities such as cross-country horseback riding, hiking, in-season hunting, exploring, off-highway vehicle use and wildlife viewing are in close proximity. In the spring, whitewater rafting trips on the Upper Salt River launch a mere 20-minute drive from the site. Brundrett 2 and the equestrian sites are excellent places to stage authorized outdoor group events (a separate permit may be required). While there are no dedicated equestrian trails, the surrounding terrain is ideal for cross-country horseback riding.

    Natural Features

    Located within the Timber Camp Mountains and surrounded by a ponderosa pine and juniper woodland, this area offers a cool get away from the hot summer months. Five miles east of the site, the area eventually meets the ledges and beautiful vistas of the Salt River Canyon and the Salt River Canyon Wilderness.

    Nearby Attractions

    Approximately 10 miles north along Highway 60, on White Mountain Apache Tribal Lands, lies Seneca Lake and Falls, a popular recreation area for sightseeing and fishing (WMAT permit required). As you continue further north along Highway 60, the road cascades down into the Salt River Canyon where several overlooks allow you to capture the magnificent beauty of "Arizona's other Grand Canyon". Only 24 miles south from Timber Camp, the City of Globe offers an array of restaurants, as well as antique, grocery, and feed and tack stores.

    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Equestrian
    • Cabins

    $16 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Second Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Second Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Second Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Second Campground

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    Second Campground

    1 Review
    4 Photos
    21 Saves
    Cibecue, Arizona
    • Pets
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Cabins
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Tent Cabin

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