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Canyon Vista is a great small campground located near Lower Lake Mary.
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Canyon Vista Campground Campsite
A typical Canyon Vista campsite
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Camping at Canyon Vista Campground
Camping at Canyon Vista Campground
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Canyon Vista Campsite
Canyon Vista Campsite
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Canyon Vista Campsite
Canyon Vista Campsite
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Potable water tank at Canyon Vista Campground
Potable water tank at Canyon Vista Campground
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Canyon Vista Information sign
Canyon Vista Information sign

Campground Description

Canyon Vista Campground is situated 6 miles down Lake Mary Road on the left. Canyon Vista is a great place to camp is you are looking to explore Walnut Canyon to the north of the campground or for those looking for a place to overnight while hiking the Arizona Trail. Canyon Vista is also a good place to start if all of the campgrounds are booked up on the busy holiday weekends during summer along with Lake View, Pine Grove, and Ashurst Lake and Forked Pine campgrounds

There are 14 campsites with fire rings, vault toilets and cooking grills. The closest fishing and boating are at Lower Lake Mary. If Lower Lake Mary is empty, try Upper Lake Mary just East of Lower Lake Mary. 

Other Nearby Campgrounds

Lake View (7.3 miles, 11 minutes)
Pine Grove (11.6 miles, 15 minutes)
Fort Tuthill (8.2 miles, 20 minutes)
Ashurst Lake (15.6 miles, 29 minutes)
Forked Pine (16.5 miles, 31 minutes)

General Notes

  • Elevation: 6900′
  • Season: April – Early October
  • Stay Limit: 14 Days
  • Campsites: 14
  • Trailer Limit 40′
  • Potable Water: Yes
  • Vault Toilets
  • Campsite Picnic Tables, Grills and Fire Rings
  • Information: Flagstaff Ranger District 928-526-0866
  • No utility hookups
  • Pets must always be restrained or on a leash
  • No horses allowed in campground
  • Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. (running generators not permitted during quiet hours)

Fishing Information 

There are several places to fish nearby including Lower Lake Mary. Usually during the warmer months, Lower Lake Mary will be empty. Upper Lake mary is just up the road. Toward the East end of Upper Lake Mary is the turnoff to Ashurst Lake.

Nearby Hiking

The Scenic Arizona Trail runs right through the campground and takes you 6 miles to Marshall lake and offers splendid views of the San Francisco Peaks and Walnut Canyon.

Just west of the campground is Sandy's Canyon Trailhead parking area which will connect you to the Arizona Trail

Sandy's Canyon Trail #137


From Flagstaff, Take the I-17 south to Lake Mary Road. Travel east on Lake Mary Road for 6 miles until you reach the Campground.


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