9.8 Excellent
     
Springerville, Arizona

Apache Trout Campground- Big Lake Rec Area

Springerville, Arizona



Springerville, Arizona
Phone: (928) 537-8888

Sites: 50
Recent Rate: $38 9/2016

Latitude: 33.8689374
Longitude: -109.4203006

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $5.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 5.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

5 Reviews

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed at Apache Trout Campground in September. The campground is surrounded by forest and looks more like a a forest service campground than one that would have full hookups. We were in site 84 a long back in. All sites are back in in this campground but are easy to get into even with our 35 footers. We had a fire ring and table at the site. The hook ups all worked well. The sites are 20/30/50 amps. All hook ups are at the very back of the sites so you must make sure to have plently of length on hoses,etc. This is a beautiful campground and we have been here many times before and will continue to come back to. We camped at Apache Trout Campground- Big Lake Rec Area in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
84
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

lots of fishing in the area, there are several lakes and streams

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

The park is not very far off the hwy, but far enough not to be overly distrubed by the road noise. We stayed in a group loop spot. It is very close quarters, but has 2 picnic tables and fire rings. One thing that occured regularly during our stay is the power goes off at all hours of the day and night. It is not close to the bathrooms, but an easy walk to them. The spots have trees surrounding them. Some single spots are good size. There are full hookups and non-hookup sites. Those with hookups have both 50 & 30 amp. The water pressure is good, be sure to have a water pressure guage to prevent problems with the pressure in the rig. The length of the spot is good, but the width is what makes the spot we were in not very desirable. The park needs to spread more gravel on the sites so they don't become so muddy when it rains. The roads are dirt. The showers are adequate. However, note there is no shelf and only 2 hooks. These hooks are close to the shower and items may get wet when the shower is on. The water is almost hot and has a timer on it. So you must push it on frequently. The showers are individual suites and clean.(The building has one "room" for each sex with only a toilet, it also has 2 other "rooms" with toilet and shower.) There are also water spickets close by the shower buildings. There is no cell signal in the campground. It's about 30 miles from Pinetop/Lakeside. There you can acquire good 3G AT&T service. However, can't retrieve voicemail. Alpine is about 20 miles and also good 3G AT&T service. There is a small store on the lake about 2 miles down the road that sells a few supplies for fishing, the RV, clothes, food and ice. It's part of the fishing area and it rents boats and has a launch ramp. Overall the camp is clean and well kept and we'd stay there again. We did not notice any pull through sites, but many sites are long enough for big rigs. We had full hookups and found the price a bit high. We camped at Apache Trout Campground- Big Lake Rec Area in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
70-71
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Down the road about 2 miles is a small store with some RV supplies, ice, some groceries.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Have visited here the past three September. A very nice National Forest campground in the White Mtns. Campground sits an easy hundred yards or so from Big Lake. Nearest town is Eager, about 23 miles away, but there is a small camp store a half mile before the campground on Big Lake that provides fishing/camping supplies and some basics. No cell service in campground, but you can get a signal at the Big Lake store. This is one of only two NFS campgrounds in the state of Arizona with electric hookups, therefore it books fast. Level gravel sites. Extremely clean bathrooms and showers.

Camp layout is odd. About half the sites are FHU while the other half are dry. The FHU and dry sites are interspersed among each other, not in separate areas loops. Additionally, over half of the hookup sites are set up as doubles, so you would have to pay for 2 sites.

If you can live without hookups, the National Forest campground next door (Rainbow Campground) offers more for your money - huge paved sites, good bathrooms, same fresh mountain air, for a lot less money. Would stay here again if I could get the right site, a single standalone electric site otherwise would first consider options next door at Rainbow. We camped at Apache Trout Campground- Big Lake Rec Area in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
54
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Awesome park-clean restrooms, paved sites, Big Lake close, great camping in September-cooler nites. Make reservation early, most popular park, has full hook-ups. We camped at Apache Trout Campground- Big Lake Rec Area in a Truck Camper.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful, clean park in Apache Sitgreaves National Forest adjacent to Big Lake. Overlooks a meadow and is surrounded by Ponderous pine, fir, and aspen. Many hiking trails and fishing. I paid the senior rate. Campground hosts friendly and helpful. Would stay here again. We camped at Apache Trout Campground- Big Lake Rec Area in a Travel Trailer.

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