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Frequently asked questions about staying at Woods Canyon Lake in Arizona
We are located in the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest (ASNF). Please visit fs.usda.gov/asnf for more information about possible forest closures.
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We are open 7 days a week. April 1st thru October 31st
8am to 5pm 7 days a week
The campgrounds usually open May 1st each year and are operated by an independent company.
Go to recreation.gov. We do not manage the campgrounds. Send us an email requesting camping info
The trail is 5.2 miles around the lake, on average it takes about 2 hours to complete. The hiking trail is rated easy to medium.
Yes, dispersed camping is available on Forest Road 300. West of Woods Canyon Lake.
Parking is free in the lower and upper lots, as well as the overflow lot. A small fee is charged to access the rocky point picnic area-cash only.
There are bathrooms located in the parking lots and the picnic areas as well as the campgrounds. These are primitive and do not have running water.
The Apache Sitgreaves National Forest does not charge a fee or annual pass like the Tonto National Forest. Therefore, all garbage must be packed out or disposed of at the Woods Canyon Dump Station for a small fee. Cash only.
There is potable water available for containers or RV fill at the dump station. No fee. The water is free of charge.
There is no phone line or cell service at Woods Canyon Lake
The closest gas station is in forest lakes about 10 miles east of Woods Canyon Lake.
Diesel fuel is available only in Payson or 30 miles East in Heber, AZ.
The closest cabin rentals are 15 miles from woods canyon lake. There are cabin rentals available in Forest Lakes, Christopher creek and Kohls Ranch. Some are listed on airbnb.com or vrbo.com