Arizona Vacation

Spillway RV Campground Near Payson AZ

By AZ Leisure Staff Writers

Spillway RV and Tent Camping Campground is one of the most popular camping areas in Arizona. Of course it is located next to Woods Canyon Lake one of the mor popular lakes in Arizona. The campground is located in a heavily forested area on the edge of the Mogollon Rim at an elevation of 7.500 feet, you can expect cool and refreshing temperatures during summer months.

Watson Lake

Woods Canyon Lake has a water surface of 55 acres, but there has been many trophy-size trout caught at the lake. There is a country store at the lake that rents boats and has a battery charging station for those bring their own trolling motors. Boats are limited to 8 HP electric motors. if you do not plan on camping overnight, the Rocky Point Day Picnic Area is near the store. Parking is fee-based.

There is a dump station about a mile back up the road as you exit the Woods Canyon Recreation Area. A functional phone is available at the store. The Rim Visitor Information Center is located at State Route 260 and the Rim Road. There are fee-based showers located at nearby Canyon Point Campground about 5 miles east of the visitor information center.

Campground Amenities and Information

Concessionaire. On site during the season.
Fees. Nominal.
Season. May 15 through September.
Camping. Tent camping and RV camping.
Campsites. 26 units plus a 25 person group site.
RVs and Trailers. Limited to 16 feet maximum.
Reservations. Camping sites must be reserved.
Amenities. Grills, picnic tables, toilets, campfire rings. drinking water, and dump station nearby. Wood is available for sale from the camp host.

Campground Location Map

Map Location of Spillway RV Campground

Directions From Payson AZ. Take Highway 260 northeast toward Heber. Turn left (west) onto Forest Road 300 directly across from the Rim Visitor Information Station. Follow FR 300 for 5 miles. Turn right at Woods Canyon Road fro another 0.75 miles, Spillway will be on the right.

Keep in mind that Spillway Campground sets at an elevation of 7,500 feet which is 2,000 feet higher than the town of Payson, Arizona, so the temperatures at the camping sites will be much cooler.

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
34.33194, -110.93639
34°19'55"N, 110°56'11"W

More Campground Information

Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests
Black Mesa Ranger District
(928) 535-7300


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