Kehl Springs Camp is located in a stand of ponderosa pines right at the brink of one of Arizona's most awesome geologic features, the Mogollon Rim. Just a short distance from these shady campsites the rim brings the Colorado Plateau to an endwith a precipitous drop-off that plunges two thousand feet from forested highland to Sonoran desert.
From this high perspective you can enjoy spectacular views of Four Peaks, the Sierra Anchas, and the Mazatzals. At night, the lights of Payson wink up from 2,000 feet down and 15 miles away. Other recreation activities to enjoy nearby include hiking, mountain biking, fishing and boating. The General Crook Historic Trail and the Rim Country Scenic Drive pass right by the campground.
This campground does not does not have facilities for large groups or group activities. If one campsite cannot accommodate your group (eight people), please see Elks, Moqui, or Long Valley group campgrounds.
Cool Forest, hiking, sightseeing, wildlife viewing, scenic drive
During Stage 1 Fire Restrictions, no campfires are allowed at this campground.
Cutting or chopping live trees is prohibited.
No trash service. Pack out your trash.
No drinking water available
Pets must always be restrained or on a leash.
No horses allowed in the campground.
Licensed off-road vehicles may be used only for entering or leaving campsite.
14 day stay limit.
Tent camping, Camping trailer, Picnic tables, Toilets
Year-round (weather permitting) - Closes with FR 300
Seasonal closures or fire restrictions/closures may be in place. During both Stage 1 and Stage 2 Fire Restrictions, campfires are prohibited at this site. Gas operated devices with an on/off switch are allowed.
- There is no fee for this campground
- Vault Toilets
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.