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Christopher Creek

Tonto National Forest

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Summary

Christopher Creek Campground, located in northern Arizona's Tonto National Forest, is a family-friendly site tucked along the banks of the spring-fed Christopher Creek. Here visitors can enjoy activities such as horseback riding, mountain biking, swimming, fishing, and cross-country skiing, as well as explore the nearby town of Christopher Creek and the Rim Country Lakes.

Overview

With an elevation over a mile-high(5640 ft), Christopher Creek Campground's crisp, fresh air and vibrant views are a joy to behold. The facility is tucked along the banks of the spring-fed Christopher Creek, which passes just below the Mogollon Rim.

The Mogollon Rim, pronounced by locals as "muggy-own," is a 200-mile long cliff in northern Arizona that ranges between 5,000 and 7,000 ft in elevation. The unique landscape was created by extreme erosion and faulting that has sculpted spectacular canyons and buttes. The rim serves as the geographical dividing line between the cool high country above and the hot, dry desert below. Christopher Creek is located in the desert portion, but is balanced by the cool waters of the creek and forested surroundings.

Recreation

After a day of horseback riding or mountain biking, take a dip in one of the facility's three swimming holes to cool off from the summer sun. Or if winter is more your thing, visit during the snowy months to take advantage of the miles of cross-country skiing available. Each spring, the creek is stocked with rainbow trout, allowing anglers the opportunity to cast their hearts out for rainbows as well as brook and brown trout.

Facilities

The family-friendly campground has 43 sites on both sides of the creek, plus a group site that accommodates a maximum of 25 people. 37 campsites are reservable, 3 campsites are available for first-come-first-served customers and 3 sites are occupied by the camp hosts.

Natural Features

Christopher Creek provides creek side dwelling in Tonto National Forest, at the base of the Mogollon Rim. Sites are surrounded by ponderosa pines, junipers, oaks and manzanita evergreen shrubs.

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For facility specific information, please call (928) 474-7900.

Nearby Attractions

The small town of Christopher Creek is just a short drive away and offers a few restaurant options for those who tire of cooking at the campground.. A series of lakes called the Rim Country Lakes are about a 10 minute drive east. Woods Canyon Lake is one of the most popular recreational lakes in the state and offers options for boating as well as a nature trail that loops around the lake's perimeter.
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Campground Matrix

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Nearby Campgrounds Distance Notification Rate
Sharp Creek
Tonto National Forest
2.2mi
Lower Tonto Creek
Tonto National Forest
4.0mi
Upper Tonto Creek
Tonto National Forest
4.0mi
Mogollon
Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest
4.6mi
Ponderosa (Az)
Tonto National Forest
4.6mi
Aspen (Az)
Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest
5.2mi 71%
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