Canyon Creek Campground lies just below the Canyon
Creek Fish Hatchery. Areas surrounding Canyon Creek were
devestated by the Rodeo Chedeski fire a few years ago
but Upper Canyon Creek Campground show no signs of the
pine along with white and douglas firs surround the campground
and shade it well, even during the summer months. The cool waters
of Canyon Creek begin in a spring above the hatchery. Further downstream is a fantastic 2 mile strech of fly fishing along Canyon Creek. During mid week, you might be the only one out there and fish can be seen in all reaches of the river. This was once known as the best place to fly fish in Arizona.
Just above the campground is the fish hatchery. The hatchery
has self guided tours running throughout the week until 4 p.m..
and brown trout can be fished for with lures and flies
will need to bear proof your camp here as the local wildlife includes
black bear, elk, javelina, mountain lion, turkey and deer. Also,
there is no trash service here so you will need to practice PACK
IT IN, PACK IT OUT!
Campsite Panoramas - See each campsite at Upper Canyon Creek Campground.
Payson travel 33 miles east on S.R. 260 to F.R. 512 (Young
Road). Turn left 2.5 miles south at F.R. 33 Colcord
Ridge Campground and continue another 6 miles on a
windy road to the campground on your right.