9.8 Excellent

Apache Trout Campground- Big Lake Rec Area

Springerville, Arizona

Forest Rd 115
Springerville, Arizona 85938
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 50
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 33.86894
Longitude: -109.42030

Elevation: 9044' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails ?
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating ?
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access ?

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2 Reviews

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 8

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.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
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

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: 31
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 3

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.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Site Surface

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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