< Previous Next > Lakeview Campground is located near Upper Lake Mary with easy access to the water via the Wood Memorial Trail (0.5 miles) or by car. Many other lakes such as Ashurst Lake, Kinnikinick Lake, Marshall Lake, and Lower Lake Mary are within easy driving distance, as are many hiking trails, including the Arizona Trail. The lakes are stocked with a variety of fish including trout, bass, and channel catfish. Upper Lake Mary is also popular with power boaters and there is currently no motor size limit (most other lakes in the area have an 10 horsepower motor size limit). Lakeview Campground is a tent camper’s paradise with its terraced, hillside camp sites creatively tucked in amongst an open old growth stand of ponderosa pine. With all the easy forest and lake access, this is a also great place for wildlife watchers. Many visitors report seeing bald eagle, osprey, migratory waterfowl, great blue heron, elk, and mule deer.
This site was amazing and the host were so nice!! It was one of the quietest camps sites we been to in awhile and close to the lake and town.
Awesome campground set in tall pines. Has bathrooms and drinking water but no showers which we knew in advance. We did a walk in site. We stayed in site 27 which was big enough for my large family tent and canopy plus we were able to park close to our site. We were walking distance to the lake which had plenty of shore fishing.
Nice campground. It is dry camp, no hookups, showers. Great view of the lake depending on campsite. We had a nice time. The downside is you can’t make reservations, so arrive early. There always a possibility you may not get a spot. While a nice campground, we prefer the comfort of knowing we have a reservation, as vacations for us are limited. Dog friendly is a plus for us!
Beautifully situated campground. Plenty of shade. Clean bathrooms. Wonderful nature trails! There is a walking path that leads under the highway to the lake, so you don't have to play Frogger to get to the water. The camp hosts were wonderful and completely on top of their game (seriously, these were the cleanest bathrooms I have ever seen at a national park)!!!!!!
It was chilly. It got down to 29° the first night we were there. It had snowed recently and there was still snow on a neighboring mountain peak. The UV indeed is really high in this area. Even though it's cold, don't forget your sunscreen.
Camp hosts have firewood and Ice for sale. Lake Mary Country Store is a few miles north of the campground, right off the highway. Flagstaff is about 20 minutes away.
In the off season, this sweet little national forest campground is a quiet oasis in one of the beautiful “islands of the sky” which are scattered throughout Arizona. Up at 5000 feet, this place becomes a busy retreat for Tucsonians seeking to escape some of the summertime heat, according to the park ranger we spoke too. It's also a haven for birds!
The campground has designated section for RV’s and tents, though they are same price at just $10 per night. Many pull-through sites are available for larger RV’s, as well as some back in spots. Each site has a HUGE cement picnic table and fire ring and are a nice size with plenty of space between sites. There are trash cans (though no recycling) throughout the campground, and a water spigot near the very clean pit toilets, thanks to the dedicated and very friendly camp hosts. The tent sites overlook the Parker Canyon Lake and are quite spacious. There are few tent sites for groups too.
There is a nice boat dock, as well as small store near the water that sells snacks/drinks, bait, and a few camping necessities. You can rent kayaks, paddle boats, SUPs, sailboats and small motorized fishing boats…or bring your own. There is also a nice and easy trail that follows the lake shore for about 6 miles, accessible to both hikers and mountain bikers. From the lake trail, you can also access the Arizona Scenic Trail (the southern terminus is about 15 miles south of the lake). We also saw quite a few fisherman out enjoying the lake during mid-week.
The closest grocery stores and gas stations are in Sonoita, about 30 miles away. Cell coverage is limited here as you are very close to the Mexican border – none in RV campground, just a bit of coverage in the tent campground.
This is a nice option for those looking to camp near the lake! It is fairly hidden, but across the road from lake access. Smaller camp sites, but beautiful trees everywhere