Lakeside Campground and Camping

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About the Campground

Walk-in season dates are weather permitting only. Please call 928-537- 8888 for more information. Located in the town of Lakeside, Arizona, across the street from the Lakeside Ranger Station. Sites are level and situated in a ponderosa pine forest area. Firewood is available. Restrooms and sanitary dump station are provided. Popular activities include fishing, hiking, and sightseeing. Campground host is on site.

Services & Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campground Host
  • Comfort Station
  • Drinking Water, Hand Well.
  • Dump Station
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Sightseeing


Peak Season
May 18 2010 -
Sep 14 2010
Walk In Season
Sep 15 2010 -
Nov 16 2010
Peak Season
May 18 2011 -
Sep 14 2011

Alerts and Important Information Your use fees include the first camp unit only, any additional camp units on your site will be charged an additional fee at check in. THE AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL ANNUAL PASS IS NOT ACCEPTED AT THIS CAMPGROUND. The Senior Pass and Access Pass are accepted. Pass holders must occupy the site and present card upon arrival with photo ID. Reservations must be made at least 4 days in advance. Quiet Hours are from 10 pm and 6 am. Generators use is restricted during these times. Pets must be leashed at all times.

Campground Contact Information

Open From: Jun 18 2010 to Dec 14 2010
Reservation Phone: 877-444-6777
Campground Reservations: Lakeside
Campground Phone: 928-368-6841
Customer Service Phone:888-445-1474
Backcountry Permits Phone: 877-550-6777

Payson, AZ

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More About Lakeside Campground

Lakeside is a campground located in Payson, Arizona. This is a US Forest Service campground. All reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777.

To find this campground check the map shown above, or enter -109.9786 latitude, and -109.9786 longitude into your GPS device.

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