Canyon Lake Campground is set among ponderosa pines,
aspens and spruce trees, camping here is primitive. You
may park where you like and set up camp, finding a flat
spot can be a problem if there a lot of campers at the campground.
There is no water or tables so be self contained. One note
of improvement, the parking area is paved, but 1/4 mile
from the lake. The sign at the parking area denotes a 0.2
mile hike to the lake, so if you are fishing, fish from
the shore or bring a float tube with you.
Bear Canyon Lake is a "Pack it in - Pack it out" area. There is NO GARBAGE SERVICE. Please be good stewards of the land and leave the area better than how you found it.
is only with lure or flies, no bait.
For purposes of fire restrictions, this campground is considered to be an 'undeveloped' campground. No fires will be permitted when fire restrictions are in effect for the Apache-Sitgreaves Forest.
Rim Road and the S.R. 260 head west on Rim Road and travel
for 13 miles to F.R. 89 then head north for 2.5 miles to
the campground entrance.