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A very small campground consisting of 4 campsite situated along the Blue River in far Eastern Arizona.
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Elk Near Woods Canyon Lake
Looking down into the Blue Range Primitive Area
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Arizona's wonderful sunsets
Very scenic views on the way down to the river
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Elk Near Woods Canyon Lake
Entering Blue Crossing campground
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Elk Near Woods Canyon Lake
A campsite at Blue Crossing campground
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Elk Near Woods Canyon Lake
A campsite at Blue Crossing Campground

Campground Description

Blue Crossing Campground consists of 4 campsites and that usually means you may be the only one at the campsite during your stay. For those who like to fish, don’t get too excited, the Blue River runs pretty thin in late summer. When I was there in early September, there was only a small rivulet flowing, so check it out in late spring or early summer. Bring water, toilet paper, firewood and anything else you might need, Blue Crossing Campground is a long way from civilization. You won’t want to have to drive back to Alpine to get supplies.

The drive into the campground alone is worth the trip. Hikers can wander into the nearby Blue Range Primitive Area, but must be aware of the wildlife which can include mountain lions.

This campground may be inaccessible during high waters mainly during the spring runoff.

There is no fee to stay at this campground.

Other Nearby Campgrounds

Upper Blue Campground (6 miles, 23min)

General Notes

  • Elevation – 5811′
  • Season – May to October
  • Stay Limit – 14 days
  • Fee – No
  • Campsites – 4
  • Trailer Limit – 16′
  • Access – Dirt Road
  • Potable Water – No, Bring your own
  • RV Waste Station – No
  • Restrooms – Vault
  • Showers – No
  • Reservations – No, First Come first Served
  • Campsite tables and rock fire rings, no grills
  • Information -Alpine Ranger District – 928-333-4301
  • Firewood – Not Available


From Alpine, travel east on U.S. 180 3.3 miles to the turnoff at FR 281. Follow FR 281 for 20 miles then turn right on FR 567 and travel 0.1 miles to the campsite. The campground is well marked.

From Hannagan Meadows, travel north on U.S. 191 10 miles to Red Hill Road and drive the scenic road to the campground at the base of the mountain.



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