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Upper Tonto Creek Campground (Arizona) Make a Reservation

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Arizona
928 474-7900
34.339201 / -111.095131
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At 5500′ feet elevation, Upper Tonto Creek campground is first-come, first-serve (no reservations and is located in a nice forest of pine and oak trees. The campground has vault toilets and water.  Each campsite has a table, fire ring and grill.  It’s a popular campground for those wanting to escape the desert heat and explore the Mogollon Rim area. Outdoor recreation activities include fishing, hiking, biking, picnicking, exploring nearby historic sites and wildlife viewing.

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  1. Joy Thompson Swanda says:

    I gave the campsite 1 star because I wasn’t able to actually stay there! Its a small campground close to the Horton creek trailhead and very quiet. However, we arrived at 12 noon on May 29 to find one open spot #9. We checked the tag on the tree and the space had been paid for thru 5/30. However, the spot was empty, so we checked with the campers in the next spot and they confirmed the previous campers had packed up and left. So at 12:30 we paid our fee (which ended up being $16 for the night and the website says $8) dropped the payment in the box and attached the receipt to the tree. Set up camp and went for a hike. When we returned at 5pm the host told us she didn’t receive payment so gave up the spot to someone else! The receipt was on the tree in which she removed and then gave us our payment back from the box! Needless to say, we packed up our stuff and left. Not a good way to run a site. We thought we did everything right and somehow got booted from our site. very disappointing.

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Directions:

This site is 17 miles northeast of Payson. From Payson, travel 16 miles east on State Hwy. 260. Just east of mile marker 268 at Kohl’s Ranch, turn left (north) on Forest Road (FR) 289. Travel one mile and turn right into the site.

Amenities
  • BBQ Grills
  • Campsite Tables
  • Drinking Water
  • Fire Rings
  • Restrooms (Vault Toilets)
Activities
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Nature Trails
  • Picnicking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Campsite Types
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer
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