Canyon Vista Campground

Seven campgrounds in a row

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Canyon Vista is the first of 7 campgrounds on Lake Mary Rd. (Forest Rd. 3) which runs southeast of Flagstaff. Only 6 miles from town, this campground has 14 campsites, hiking trails, rock climbing, and scenic vistas. Hiking trails and loops lead to Sandy Canyons Trail, Vista Loop Trail, Walnut Canyon, and Arizona Trail and to The Pit rock climbing area. Each campsite has a tent pad, table, and fire ring with water and vault toilets nearby. Sites are suitable for RVs and motor homes up to 40 feet long, but don’t have hook-ups or a dump station. Open spring through October 9; fees charged with 50% discount for interagency passes. Take Lake Mary Road (Forest Rd. 3) 6 miles southeast of Flagstaff toward Mormon Lake (sometimes dry). GPS: 35°07’33.5″N 111°35’54.2″W

Two other USFS lakeside campgrounds in the Lake Mary Corridor have similar facilities: see Lakeview and Pinegrove. Three more campgrounds are located 20-24 miles from Flagstaff on Lake Mary Road near Mormon Lake: Ashurst Lake–Forked Pine (35°01’10.1″N; 111°24’31.1″W), Dairy Springs (34°57’22.4″N 111°28’55.5″W), and Double Springs (34°56’32.6″N 111°29’36.9″W). See map. Dispersed (primitive) camping is permitted in many areas in the national forests. Some areas allow open camping while others allow camping only in designated campsites.

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$22/night; Interagency passes 1/2 price

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