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Apache Trout Campground Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest Arizona

Apache Trout Overview

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Apache Trout Campground has 124 campsites and is one of five campgrounds located in the Big Lake Recreation Area in Apache Sitgreaves National Forest. There are 41 full hookup sites (Aspen Loop sites 46-63 and Oak Loop sites 64-86).  All campsites are quite large, with parking pad ranging from 45 to 70 feet, mostly in the 50 foot range). The campground is generally open May through September.

Campground amenities include drinking water, flush toilets, hot showers and an RV dump station.  A boat ramp is also nearby. Some campsites have shade  and others are mostly sunny. Each campsite also has a table fire ring and grate. A small store is also nearby that sells gas, food, boat rentals and firewood. The camp hosts are located in sites 59, 61, 62 and 63. Fir Loop (87-110) and Pine Loop (111-124) have a covered picnic area.

Apace Trout – Area Recreation & Activities

Big Lake is one of Arizona’s top fishing lakes with opportunities to catch rainbow, cutthroat, brook and Apache trout. Other activities include hiking, mountain biking, birding, picnicking and wildlife viewing.

Other campgrounds in the area include Rainbow, Grayling, Brookchar and Cutthroat.

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Amenities
  • Boat Launch/Ramp
  • Campground Host
  • Campsite Tables
  • Drinking Water
  • Electrical Hookup
  • Equestrian trail
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Available
  • Golden Age & Access Passports accepted
  • Grills
  • Pets OK
  • Recycling Center
  • Restrooms (Flush Toilets)
  • RV Hookups
  • Showers
Activities
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Boating (non motorized)
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Kayaking
  • Lake
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Stargazing
  • Walking Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
HIghway 273 / Big Lake Road
Springerville, Arizona 85901
928-537-8888
Campground Map
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Best Campsites

8, 17, 23, 28, 33, 36, 37, 38, 46, 51, 54, 67, 69, 75, 76, 79, 80, 83, 84, 92, 96, 99, 105, 120

Regions
Campsite Types
  • ADA
  • Group
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer
# of Campsites:

124

# of RV Hookup Campsites:

41

Campsite Vehicle Size:

40 to 70 feet

Season:

Mid May – Late September

Elevation:

9,100

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Apache Trout Campground Dump Station
Apache Trout Campground Entrance
Apache Trout Campground Sign
Apache Trout Group Pavillion
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Big Lake Recreation Area General Store
Big Lake Recreation Area Marina-Dock View
Big Lake Recreation Area View
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Apache Trout Comments & Reviews

Visited Apache Trout Campground lately? We'd love to hear about your adventure. Did you find us useful? Did we forget something? Anything our community should know before heading out to Apache Trout?

4 Comments on “Apache Trout”

  1. Photos of Apache Trout CG in AZ are a LONG TIME coming! I looked for them a few years ago & there weren’t any then & still aren’t!

    • I agree :-)! And coincidentally I was just up there hoping to get photos of Apace Trout and all of the campgrounds in the area, but a snowstorm shut the roads down 🙁 and I wasn’t able to get the photos. The road is closed for the winter, so I’ll try again in the spring. Sorry for the delay.

      • Thanks for your reply about photos of the Sites at Apache Trout CG. Hope you can get some soon, but meantime, any Hookup site you would recommend for a 30′ RV??

      • Hi Momads2,
        Pretty much all of the Apache Trout campsites are quite large (parking area), with parking pad ranging from 45 to 70 feet, mostly in the 50 foot range). You can click on the ‘Make A Reservation’ button to check out availability, pricing, size of sites and make a reservation.

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