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.
is no water available at this campground.
heavy rain or snow, the road might require chains or a 4WD vehicle.
is a sewage dump located at the Ponderosa Campground or Canyon
Point Campground. there is a $5.00 charge for use of the facility.
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.
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