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Woods Canyon Recreation Area
Apache - Sitgreaves National Forests
P.O. Box 640
Springerville, AZ 85938
Phone: (928) 333-4301

Woods Canyon Lake offers boating.  This group site is located just off Woods Canyon Lake, approximately 5 miles north of State Highway 260 on Forest Road 300. Forest Road 300 is located directly across from the Rim Visitor Information Station or 25 miles west of Heber, Arizona.

Elevation: 7,600 feet above sea level

Season: Generally May 1 to September 30. Earlier or later depending upon weather.

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  • Group campsite available - Will accommodate up to 70 people.
  • Tents, trailers and motor homes up to 32 foot
  • Rocky Point Picnic Area is nearby
  • Group campfire grills and 9 picnic tables
  • Vault toilets & garbage facilities
  • Drinking water
  • Boat ramp and launch.
  • RV sanitary station (near-by)
  • Gravel roads
  • Campground Hosts located at nearby Aspen and Spillway Campgrounds.

Features and Setting:

Woods Canyon Lake is a scenic 52 acre lake surrounded by Ponderosa pine, Douglas fir and oak.  Woods Canyon Lake offers boating (electric trolling motors only) and fishing opportunities. Interpretative nature trail at the north end of lake.  The campground is situated in ponderosa pine, oak, aspen, and Douglas fir.


  • Concessionaire operated
  • Gas, phone, and groceries are available 10 miles east at Forest Lakes.
  • Groceries & boat rentals are available at Woods Canyon Store.
  • Nearest full service community is Payson, AZ, 35 miles west via Hwy 260.
  • Reservations required. 1-877-444-6777. Or online

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