This group campground is situated in a tall ponderosa pine forest, approximately 3/4 of a mile from Woods Canyon Lake, which offers boating (electric motors only) and fishing opportunities. The Rim Lakes Vista Trail which provides spectacular views of the Mogollon Rim can be accessed by the Meadow Trail and is approximately 1/4 mile away.
2 Group Sites. Open from April 28th to October 9th. When not reserved single sites can be rented out first come, first serve for $24.00, up to 8 people and 1 vehicle.
Free interpretive nature programs are available to groups who stay at Crook Campground. Programs must be scheduled well ahead of arrival.
Popular activities include trout fishing, hiking, boating, cycling, horseback riding, and photography. Woods Canyon Lake is the most popular of four lakes in the Rim Lakes Recreation Area. Woods Canyon Lake only allows electric boat motors. The paved Meadow Trail borders Crook Campground and will bring you about 1 mile north to Woods Canyon Lake or one quarter mile south to the The Rim Lakes Vista and Rim Trail is just a quarter mile from the campground and leads to spectacular views of the Mogollon Rim and surrounding area.
The campground is arranged in two loops in a cul-de-sac design. Each has a group area that can host up to 110 campers and 26 vehicles (parallel parking only). The sites can accommodate both RVs and tents, though some areas are less suited for tent camping. A picnic shelter is located in the middle of the group use area. Groceries are available at the Woods Canyon Store, and a dump station is located near the park. Firewood is available for sale at the store and onsite.
Directions from Heber: Travel 25 miles west on State Highway 260. Turn Right onto FR 300 which is located directly across from the Rim Visitor Information Station. Travel about four miles north of State Highway 260 toward Woods Canyon Lake on Forest Road 300 turn Right onto FR 105 toward Woods Canyon. Watch for signs for Crook Campground. From Payson: Travel approximately 30 miles east on State Highway 260. When you top out on the rim, take the first Left onto FR 300 (located directly across the highway from the Rim Visitor Information Station) Travel about four miles north on the 300 Road. Turn Right onto FR 105 toward Woods Canyon Lake. Watch for signs for Crook Campground.