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Rim Campground

Statistics Elevation
 7540'
Season
May - Sept.
Days Limit
14
Fee
Units
26
Trailer Limit
32'
GPS Location
 34° 18' 24.11"N
110° 54' 37.50"W
Access
Paved
 
Amenities Potable Water
 Yes
Waste Disposal
Nearby
Restrooms
Vault
Showers
Reservations
No
Store Nearby
At Lake
Campsite Grills
Yes
Campsite Tables
Yes
Fire Rings
Yes
Utility Hookups
No
Information
928-535-7300
Firewood
Camp Host
Fishing Supplies
Store
Laundry
Payson
Gas & Propane
Forest Lakes
ATV Use
No
Visitor Center
Nearby
 
Fish Species Rainbow Trout
Yes
Cutthroat Trout
-
Brook Trout
-
Brown Trout
-
Apache Trout
-
Crappie
-
Yellow Bass
-
Flathead Catfish
-
Tilapia
-
Yellow Perch
-
Carp
-
Redear Sunfish
-
Bluegill
-
Green Sunfish
-
Walleye
-
Northern Pike
-
Channel Catfish
-
Sunfish
-
Smallmouth Bass
-
Largemouth Bass
-
Striped Bass
-
White Bass
-
Arctic Grayling
-
Bullhead
-
Fly and Lure Only
-
Acreage
52
Body of Water Depth
-
Catch and Release Areas
-
Boats Allowed
Yes
Motor Limit
Electric
Boat Rentals
Store *

 

 

Rim Campground is basically an overflow campground for the Woods Canyon Recreational Area. Located just a mile up the road from S. R. 260, Rim is situated close to the edge of the Mogollon Rim. Spectacular 100 mile views are seen from many vantage points along the rim.

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

Showers are located at Canyon Point Campground 5 miles east of the visitors center on S. R. 260. The charge for using the showers is $5.00.

Fishing Information - Provided by the Arizona Game and Fish Department

If fishing for trout, try power bait from the shore, try power bait or worms. Boaters can try trolling Super Duper or tiny gold Kastmaster lures. When it is hot during the summer, fish a little deeper, but not too deep, between 10 to 20 feet because the lake stratifies in the summer, meaning there is no oxygen at the bottom. The lake is loaded with crayfish, try fishing for big browns int he spring and fall with spinners or lures that imitate crayfish patterns. Lake depth averages 25 feet and can reach up to 40 feet.

Statewide fishing regulations apply and a trout stamp is required. The daily bag limit is six trout, three for unlicensed anglers under the age of 14.

Cow bells or bumble bee's can also bring good results.

I fly fish the lake and notice that many fly fisherman tend to use sinking line with a bead head wolly bugger in olive or black. I have good luck when the shade hits the shores to the left of the boat dock down the left arm of the lake down along rocky point day use area with small dry flies like a parachute adams or any type of caddis.

Nearby Hiking

Woods Canyon Lake Trail Woods Canyon Nature Trail
Aspen Trail Boulder Hop Trail
Drew Canyon Trail Meadow Trail
Rim Lake Vista Trail Military Sinkhole Trail

Click for a map of trails in the Black Mesa Ranger District

Campsite Panoramas - See each campsite at Rim Campground.

Click a campsite number below

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 ,13 ,14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26

 

 

 

 

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