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Valentine Ridge Campground

Statistics Elevation
6630' 
Season
April - Nov.
Days Limit
 14
Fee
 No
Units
 10
Trailer Limit
 16'
GPS Location
34° 14' 36.04"N
110° 47' 49.34"W
Access
Dirt 
 
Amenities Potable Water
No
Waste Disposal
No
Restrooms
Vault
Showers
Reservations
No
Store Nearby
Forest Lakes
Campsite Grills
Yes
Campsite Tables
Yes
Fire Rings
Yes
Utility Hookups
No
Information
928 462-4300
Firewood
Forest Lakes
Fishing Supplies
Forest Lakes
Laundry
Payson
Gas & Propane
Forest Lakes
ATV Use
No
Visitor Center
Nearby
Fish Species Rainbow Trout
Yes
Cutthroat Trout
-
Brook Trout
-
Brown Trout
Yes
Apache Trout
-
Crappie
-
Yellow Bass
-
Flathead Catfish
-
Tilapia
-
Yellow Perch
-
Carp
-
Redear Sunfish
-
Bluegill
-
Green Sunfish
-
Walleye
-
Northern Pike
-
Channel Catfish
-
Sunfish
-
Smallmouth Bass
-
Largemouth Bass
-
Striped Bass
-
White Bass
-
Arctic Grayling
-
Bullhead
-
Fly and Lure Only
Yes
Acreage
-
Body of Water Depth
-
Catch and Release Areas
-
Boats Allowed
No
Motor Limit
-
Boat Rentals
-

Valentine Ridge Campground is located below the rim on the south side of Valentine Canyon. Nearby is Canyon Creek, known for its rainbow trout fishing. The campground is set among a thick stand of ponderosa pines, white and douglas firs, and is a 1.5 mile drive to Canyon Creek (fly and lure fishing only), a trout creek that is stocked from the Canyon Creek Hatchery. The hatchery has self guided tours running throughout the week until 4 p.m.

 There is no water available at this campground.

During heavy rain or snow, the road might require chains or a 4WD vehicle.

There is a sewage dump located at the Ponderosa Campground or Canyon Point Campground. there is a $5.00 charge for use of the facility.

Located at the campground are several mountain bike loops please call 928-462-4300 for more information. A GPS or topo map helps, but according to the Pleasant Valley Ranger District, the trails are not hard to find.

Directions

From Payson travel 33 miles east on S.R. 260 to F.R. 512 (Young Road). Turn right onto Young Road and drive 6.2 miles to F.R. 188. Turn left on F.R. 188 and drive 2 miles to the campground.

 

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