Melissa S.


Mesa, AZ

Joined August 2019

Great views

This campground had fantastic views of Cottonwood and Sedona. Each spot was spread out and had a fire pit and picnic table. Unfortunately the electric doesn’t work anymore so no power to each site. There is water in each loop available. Dirt road out there is pretty rough and entire campground is dirt. If you can do the 5 mile road out there it’s well worth it.

Great campground

We stayed here over Labor Day weekend and wasn’t over crowded or loud in any way. We stayed in B3 which has electricity hookups. Water and bathroom was close by. Campground was well kept and very clean throughout. The lower loop had better shade and spots were still more spread out. Close to many hiking trails and beautiful Mountain View’s.

Impeccable campground

We really love this state park. Each site has electric and water hook ups. No sewer unfortunately but if you camp there it’s free to dump. We stayed this time in quail loop in spot 33 which has good shade throughout the entire day. Mesquite trees so not full shade but better then most. You are close to the trailhead that leads down to the verde river with some great swimming holes. The camp hosts are friendly and keep the grounds very clean. There are showers at both loops. And even a designated tent only loop. You are within 2 miles of Cottonwood if forgot something.

Not great

This campground needs some updates and some TLC. That’s the best I could say. Each site has a concrete table and fire ring. The shade is limited. The dirt road is pretty wash board and a lot of traffic there and back.

The lake is super close but the sites are only suitable for tents. There are maybe 3 spots that a trailer could get into. There is trash, portable water tank and bathrooms. Boat ramp and day use area.

Great campground

We arrived Thursday evening on a holiday weekend and all spots were filled up. Luckily we had a reserved spot beforehand. Most of the reservable spots are accessible to larger rigs. Spot 36 is very narrow and would not advice that one if In a large class A or a longer fifth wheel. We stayed in 18. The picnic table is on the back side but there is a large field directly behind. Great for the kids to run around. Shade is great throughout the day and shades the camp spot great. Considering that it is a holiday weekend there weren’t as many people as we were anticipating. Everyone was respectful of quiet hours and each other. The camp host were very friendly and even came around on the 4th just before sunset and handed out glow sticks for the kids. The showers were closed but bathrooms all open.

There are water spigots throughout the campground that water is free to get if you are camping in the campground. You are also able to fill up freshwater tank at the entrance by the showers when you arrive. Dump station is onsite.

Verizon service was terrible. Some spots were able to get LTE but not guaranteed.

Great trails and river access

We have stayed here before but on the lower Quail loop. This time up at the loops above. Not much shade at these but some more spread out then others. Electric and water hookups only. But free dump station comes with paid Rv spot. Cell service was great. No swimming in the lagoons but you can walk to the verde river and swim in there. Bathrooms have running water and showers.

Just beautiful

This is one of our most favorite campgrounds of all. Highly advise making a reservation at least 6 months ahead of time. We always book the Mallard loop. Full hookups including sewer. Lake is within walking distance and can be seen from most spots on west side of loop. Make sure you check your site to make sure it isn’t a shared site. You are really close together if you aren’t together on the trip already. They have rentals for kayak, paddle boards and boats.

Just perfect

We planned a last minute trip for a first time visit to this state park. We can not say enough great things about it. You have electric and water hook ups. Each spot doesn’t have a lot of room in between but this didn’t bother us as we enjoy hiking and being out and about. There is a table, fire ring and charcoal bbq grill. There are 20+ different trails throughout the park. There is 3 small lagoons that are stocked with fish. Dump station available for free if camping in park. I highly advise reserving a spot online. Playground with zip line down by the lagoons and many day use areas available.

Wonderful campground

We were able to escape the valley and up to beautiful Payson for an extended weekend. This campground was very well maintained. There are bathrooms and showers, drinking water available and many hiking trails throughout. Most spots had a good amount of space between the other. Most are pretty level. There are a handful of pull thru spots but most all are back in. Each spot as a fire ring, paved driveway and picnic table.

Full time stay

Good for full timer

Small campground

Really close to the lake. Smaller sites.

First to Review
Great for hunting

We came up here for our yearly hunt. We were able to pull off the road about 150 yards. There were rock fire rings in multiple places. Wouldn’t advice for trailers over 26’ or any Motorhomes. There is free range cattle that will come right up to your camp! Keep the gates closed that you go through. PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT.

Great site

We really like camping here. It’s a short distance from home and beautiful lake view spots. We stayed in 124. The spot is really level and easy to back into. The fire pit is in a good spot as some of the others are terrible placement. Each have a concrete table and a shade covering over each table. The bathrooms with running water are just a few spots up. Fishing was not good from shore.


This is a family favorite. We stayed in a new spot this time and will definitely be staying in this one again. Wouldn’t advise a trailer longer than 28 feet and no motor homes. We tried fishing but weren’t successful. Bathrooms and watet spigot is right across the street. You are able to fill up fresh water at camp host spot or the dump station has a spot for fresh water fill up. Verizon cell service is really spotty to no service at all.

Great place

They have stables available to stay and nightly, weekly, monthly and longer term rates. Lots of amenities. The park is down a hill so you don’t hear the road traffic from the 60.

Lots of activities

This 55+ community is very well organized.


Another well organized and well maintained park. You have to request month ahead if you are not staying for a long period of time.

Great campground

We love this campground. It has everything you would need to camp in the woods. There is water to fill up if needed but showers available for a fee also. There are spots you can reserve 6 months in advance on the website. Amazing that there is a dump station available. We always drive to Ashurst Lake for fishing.

Camping only During October 15 – April 15

This campground is not ideal for trailers as you park in a parking lot.  There are pit toilets.  Picnic tables at each site (5).  There is a $9 per night fee and also a Tonto Pass is needed. Camping is only allowed from October 15th to April 15th. During the summer, the area is day use only.

Beautiful campground

We always Love coming here at least once or twice a year. There are bathrooms and water Spicket‘s throughout the entire campground. Most spots are reservable online 6 months ahead of time. There are many different hiking/biking trails throughout the campground. We stayed in spot 9. The table is on the opposite side if you Back with a trailer. It is nice that this loop as a round about at the end so no through traffic can come through to just drive by. Makes it nice with kids that like to ride bikes. 

Product Review: Primus Campfire Pint and Four Seasons Mug. As a Dyrt Ranger I get to try out awesome new gear from outdoor companies. We were very pleased with both cups.  The Pint is a perfect size for all beverages and does let off any condensation.  We dropped the cups a few times and there wasn't any scratches or dents in them. 

The Mug look extremely small when first getting it.  But after putting coffee in it and drinking it, it seemed to be just fine.  Kept our coffee at a great temperature also considering the 37 degree mornings.  I would highly advise Primus for all gear needed.