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Christopher Creek Campground, Arizona
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FIRE RESTRICTIONS: This site is OPEN but under Stage I wildfire restrictions.

Description: 5600ft elevation. 43 camp sites with 6 picnic areas, and two group areas which hold up to 25 people/7 vehicles each. Group picnicking or camping. Wildlife viewing and scenic driving in the area. Trout fishing is popular in the creek, which runs through the campground. Woods Canyon Lake and Willow Springs Lake are a 10 minute drive away. The Highline National Recreation Trail is accessed via Canyon Trailhead, 3 miles from the campground. Hiking and horse riding on the trail. Many opportunities for horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking the rugged terrain in Tonto Forest. Birdwatching and wildlife watching for hawks, eagles, javalina, white tail deer and coyotes, particularly near the Mogollon Rim and the area's many lakes and rivers.

Location: Located 19 miles NE of Payson; 20.8 miles on AZ 260 & 0.2 miles on FR 159.   Latitude: 34.3080923   Longitude: -111.0354078

Address: Payson Ranger District
Tonto National Forest
1009 E. Highway 260
Payson, AZ  85541
Phone: (928) 474-7900

Season: April 1 - October 31

Fee: $16/night;$7/extra vehicle;$55/night(group)

Reservations: tel: 1-877-444-6777  |  link: www.recreation.gov
Activities
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 Biking  Fishing  Picnicking
 Boating (Motorized)  Hiking/Backpacking  Scenic Driving
 Boating (Non-motorized)  Horseback Riding  
 Boating (WW)  Hunting  Water Sports
 Camping    Wildlife Viewing
 Caving  Off Highway Vehicles  Winter Sports
 Climbing    

Services and Facilities
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 Rental Cabins

Notes: No trailers over 22ft. No RV's over 30ft. 14 day stay limit. Pack out your trash.
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