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This tiny little campground is for those not afraid to camp dispersed.
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Alderwood Campground
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Alderwood campground information board
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Elk Near Woods Canyon Lake
A campsite at Alderwood Campground
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Elk Near Woods Canyon Lake
A campsite at Alderwood Campground
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Elk Near Woods Canyon Lake
A campsite at Alderwood Campground
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Elk Near Woods Canyon Lake
A campsite at Alderwood Campground

Campground Description

Alderwood Campground is dispersed and you must be self contained. Located next to the Hellsgate Wilderness, Alderwood is noted for its rainbow trout fishing and its proximity to trails for horseback riding. Haigler Creek flows next to the campground and is stocked with rainbow trout from April through late August. Haigler creek offers a nice respite to the warm summer temperatures during the summer months. Solitude is something you can definitely appreciate here. Also, the campground is well shaded. After heavy rain, a four wheel drive vehicle isn’t a must but is nice.

Local wildlife includes black bear, Javelina, Mountain Lion and deer.

The Rim Visitors Information Center is located at the junction of the S. R. 260 and Rim Road.


Other Nearby Campgrounds

Haigler Canyon (2.0 miles, 8 min)

General Notes

  • Elevation – 5200′
  • Season – April – November
  • Days Limit – 14
  • Fee – No
  • Campsites – Dispersed
  • Trailer Limit – 16′
  • Access – Paved then dirt. 4 wheel drive recommended after rainfall and chains if snow is present
  • Potable Water – No, bring your own
  • Restrooms – Vault Style
  • Showers – Nearest is at Canyon Point Campground
  • Reservations – Not Accepted
  • Nearby Store – Young
  • Campsite Grills – No
  • Campsite Tables – No
  • Fire Rings – Rock
  • Utility Hookups -No
  • Information – 928-462-4300


From Payson, travel east on State Highway 260 24 miles to F.R. 291 (Colcord Road). Turn right on F.R. 291 and travel 3 miles to F.R. 200. Turn right on F.R. 200 and travel miles to F.R. 202A, turn right and drive 1/2 mile to the campground.

From Young, travel north on State Highway 288 for 3 miles to F.R. 200. Turn left on F.R. 200 and drive 7 miles to F.R. 202A. Turn left at F.R. 202A and drive 1/2 mile to the campground.


Check out the video of Alderwood Campground. As you can tell, it's a very dispersed campground and made for those who like it a little on the rugged side of camping.



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