Arizona Vacation

Houston Mesa RV Campground in Payson AZ

By AZ Leisure Staff Writers

Houston Mesa Campground is located about 2 miles north of Payson, AZ in a thick forested area of Tonto National Forest at an elevation of about 5,200 feet. Conveniently located next to the city, Houston Mesa RV Campground it features almost all amenities except electricity. The roads and entries to camping sites are all paved.

Coin-operated showers are available and if you prefer easy hikes, the its interpretive trail is only 1/2 mile long and flat. Houston Mesa has 75 campsites of which 25 are first-come, first-serve and reservations are accepted for the other 50 units. Reservations are recommended during peak season especially on holidays.

Both RV camping and tent camping are permitted with a maximum RV and trailer length of 40 feet. Maximum stay limit is 14 days. Just across the road is Houston Mesa Equestrian Campground with large group sites. and a nine mile horse loop.

Campground Amenities and Information

Concessionaire. On site during the season.
Fees. Nominal.
Season. February through November.
Camping. Tent camping and RV camping.
Campsites. 75 units
RVs and Trailers. Limited to 40 feet maximum.
Hookups. None.
Reservations. 25 site first-come, 50 may be reserved.
Amenities. Grills, picnic tables, toilets, campfire rings. drinking water, dump station, and showers. Wood is available for sale from the host concessionaire.

Directions From Payson AZ. Houston Mesa RV Campground is located 2 miles north of Payson at the junction of State Highway 87 and the Houston Mesa Road/Forest Road (FR 199). Turn east on Houston Mesa Road. and travel ¼ mile to the campground located on the north side of the road. Houston Mesa Horse Campground is located on the south side of the road.

More Campground Information

Tonto National Forest
Payson Ranger District
(928) 468-7135


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