Campout May 31 to June 3, 2016
If anyone has an interest in attending this campout, please contact Joanne Polayes
directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org , or 928-642-7477
Where: Rock Crossing Campground near Happy Jack, off of Hwy 87. First come-first
served. The campground facilities are very well maintained.
Activities: Kayaking in Blue Ridge Reservoir. This is the main draw. The kayaking is
wonderful on the narrow winding reservoir with ever changing views, Ponderosa pine
trees, pretty rock formations, and birds. You would never know you're in Arizona! Two
days of kayaking are possible, one day in each direction from the boat launch.
Hiking on the Arizona Trail from the campground and other trails in the vicinity.
The following information is from the USFS website:
Rock Crossing Campground is located 2 miles from Blue Ridge Reservoir (also known
as C.C. Cragin Reservoir). This narrow, winding body of water looks more like a
canyon-bound river than a lake. Nestled between forested canyon walls it provides
picturesque water recreation in a secluded, wooded setting.
The Arizona Fish and Game department plants rainbow trout annually and some
browns also are present in the lake. There’s plenty of sightseeing, wildlife watching,
hiking and mountain biking available here in these canyon-carved uplands. If just
talking about all this activity makes you want to kick back and relax with nothing more
strenuous to do than watch the squirrels bury pine seeds, then this forested area is
probably just the place for you.
Attractions: Fishing, boating, hiking, sightseeing, wildlife viewing, photography.
Facilities: 34 single unit sites, 2 double sites, tables, fire rings, and cooking grills,
drinking water, toilets (vault type).
- Tents, small motor homes and trailers under 32' are permitted.
- No utility hookups.
- Pets must always be contained or on a leash.
- No horses allowed in the campground.
- Licensed off-road vehicles may be used only for entering or leaving campsite.
- 14 day stay limit.
- This campground is part of the Recreation Enhancement Act that allows the Mogollon Rim Ranger District to use 95% of the fees collected for that site's maintenance and improvements.
Reservations: No reservations. First-come, first-served sites only
Fees $8 per night per single unit site. $16 per night per double site. America the
Beautiful Senior and Access passes are accepted for a 50% discount on single-site
- Open Season: Late April - Late September
- Usage: Heavy
- Closest Towns: Happy Jack, AZ
- Water: Drinking Water
- Restroom: Vault Toilets
- Operated By: Mogollon Rim District - 928-477-2255
Location: About 62 miles southeast of Flagstaff. Elevation is 7,300 - 7,500 feet.
GPS (Map): 34°33'51.6"N 111°13'07.5"W
Access: Drive 55 miles south of Flagstaff to Clints Well on Forest Highway 3 (FH 3,
Lake Mary Road). From Clints Well, turn northeast (left) about 4 miles on AZ 87 to FR
751 then southeast 3 miles.