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Aspen Campground

Contact Info
Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests - Black Mesa Ranger District
Woods Canyon Rd
Payson, AZ 85541

Number of Sites:
148 sites
7500 feet
Recommended for holidays.


Aspen Campground is a scenic hideaway for anglers, boaters, families and photographers, located in north central Arizona near Heber and Payson. It sits in a dense pine and aspen area forest near the shore of Woods Canyon Lake at an elevation of 7,000 ft. With spacious campsites, calm and scenic lake waters, a marina, boat ramp and many amenities, Aspen is one of the most popular camping spots in Arizona.

Woods Canyon Lake offers boating (electric trolling motors only) and fishing opportunities. Interpretative nature trail at the north end of lake.


Basic Amenities
  • Drinking Water
  • Dumping Facilities
  • Vault Toilets
Special Features
  • Cooking Grills
  • Fire Rings
  • Picnic Tables
  • Fishing
Additional Conveniences
  • Boat Ramp
  • Pets Allowed
  • Reservations Accepted
Additional Notes

Tents, trailers and motorhomes up to 45 feet.

Gas, phone, and groceries are available 10 miles east at Forest Lakes.

Groceries & boat rentals are available at Woods Canyon Store.

Amenity list above may not be complete.


Beginning of May - End of October
35 miles east of Payson
7500 feet
Basic Info
Total Sites:
148 sites

27 first come, first serve sites

Pet Policy
Pets must be restrained or on a leash.
Fishing,  Hiking, 

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

From Payson, take Highway 260 northeast toward Heber. Take a left at the sign for Woods Canyon Lake (Rim Road/Forest Road 300). Follow for about 5 miles and turn right onto the paved road at the sign toward Woods Canyon Lake (there is no road sign). Aspen Campground is about 1 mile down the road on the left.

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