Black Mesa Ranger District, Apache Sitgreaves Nat’l Forest

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Black Mesa Ranger District


The western most ranger district in the Apache-Sitgreaves Nat’l Forest.  Located only 2 and a half hours from Phoenix.

See target shooting guidelines.  Links below are provided for USDA Forest Service information and when available the direct link to reservations for each site at  Information added to below descriptions as an ongoing project.

Black Canyon Rim Campground. Reserve at

Canyon Point Campground.  Reserve at 106 sites, 32 with electricity.  MH up to 75 feet.  Hiking trails to sinkhole and edge of Mogollon Rim.  Approximately 5 miles from Willow Springs Lake which offers boating and fishing.  HEAVY RAIN JULY THROUGH AUGUST.

Chevelon Canyon Lake Campground.  6800′.  FREE Camping.  1st Come, 1st Serve.

Chevelon Crossing Campground. 6300′.  FREE Camping.  1st Come, 1st Serve.

Gentry Campground. Reserve at  This campground consists of 5 individual campsites or they can be reserved as one group campground for up to 75 persons.

Promontory Pit Road Campground. Dispersed FREE Camping.

Aspen Campground. Reserve at One of 7 sites in the Rim Lakes Recreation area.  27 sites are first come.

Crook Campground. Reserve at Group Campground.

Magollon Campground.  26 sites, numbers 14-26 can be reserved at

Rim Campground. Reserve at  Group Campground.

Spillway Campground. Reserve at


Woods Canyon Group Campground. Reserve at

Areas for RV Camping at Black Mesa Ranger District:

Canyon Point Campground. Reserve at

Spillway Campground. Reserve at

Areas for Dispersed Camping:  July 2017 note:  Restoration projects are frequent currently in the area and sites may be closed.  Click the name of each site for information on the Forest Service page for that site.

Bear Canyon Lake and Camping Area.  Elevation 7560′.  Note:  must read Forest Service information regarding areas not available.

Chevelon Canyon Lake Campground.  Listed above, scroll up.

Chevelon Crossing Campground.  Listed above, scroll up.

FR 169 Campground

FR 171 Campground THIS AREA IS CLOSED when checked 7/8/2017.

FR 195 Campground AREA MAY BE CLOSED.  See Forest Site.

FR 237 Campground AREA MAY BE CLOSED.  See Forest Site.

FR 84 Camping Area  AREA MAY BE CLOSED.  See Forest Site.

FR 9350 Campground AREA MAY BE CLOSED.  See Forest Site.

Larson Ridge Camping Area AREA MAY BE CLOSED.  See Forest Site.

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