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Riggs Flat Campground

Statistics Elevation
8600'
Season
Apr 15 - Nov 14
Days Limit
14
Fee
Yes
Units
31 + 1 Group
Trailer Limit
21'
GPS Location
-
Access
Dirt
 
Amenities Potable Water
No
Waste Disposal
No
Restrooms
Vault Toilets
Showers
No
Reservations
No
Store Nearby
No
Campsite Grills
Yes
Campsite Tables
Yes
Fire Rings
Yes
Utility Hookups
No
Information
(928) 428-4150
Firewood
Bring It
Fishing Supplies
Safford
Laundry
-
Gas & Propane
Safford
ATV Use
Limited
Visitor Center
No
 
 
Fish Species Rainbow Trout
Yes
Cutthroat Trout
-
Brook Trout
-
Brown Trout
-
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
-
Acreage
11
Body of Water Depth
-
Catch and Release Areas
-
Boats Allowed
Yes
Motor Limit
Single Electric
Boat Rentals
-
 


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The main attraction at Riggs Flat Campground is Riggs Flat Lake. Some come to fish in it, some to boat on it, and some just to enjoy the reflective beauty this small (11 acre) lake adds to such a scenic area. The dam which forms was financed by the Arizona Game and Fish Department in 1957 to provide trout fishing for forest recreationists. The Department now stocks its waters with rainbow trout about once a month from May 15 through September 14. Brown and brook trout are stocked once a year in October.

Boats are permitted on the lake may be powered by no more than a single electric trolling motor.

Location: Riggs Flat Campground is located in the Pinaleño Mountains 40 miles southwest of Safford.

Access: From Safford drive south 8 miles on US 191 to AZ 366. Turn right (southwest) onto 366 and drive 29 miles to the Columbine Visitor Information Station. Continue along Forest Roads 803 and 287 about 5 miles to the campground. The entire road is narrow and winding. This campground is accessible from April 15 through November 14, weather permitting.

Elevation: 8,600'

Season: April 15 through November 14, weather and fire conditions permitting.

Attractions:

  • Trout fishing
  • Cool mountain weather
  • Great scenery/nearby overlook
  • Watchable wildlife
  • Hiking trails


Facilities:

  • 31 individual sites
  • One small group site
  • Tables and fire grills
  • Vault toilets

 

Notes:

  • No drinking water available. Bring your own.
  • RV’s up to 22' and vehicles with trailers less than 21' are recommended. Longer vehicles have difficulty negotiating the switchbacks on the road up the mountain (AZ 366).
  • Trail #321 leads from the end of the group site to a scenic overlook about a mile away.
  • Lakeshore Trail (0.6 miles) and Jesus Babcock Trail (1.1 miles) are located in the vicinity of the lake.
  • A valid Arizona fishing license and trout stamp are required to fish in Riggs Lake.
  • Nearest first aid is Mt. Graham Community Hospital in Safford, 42 miles away.
  • Pack and saddle stock are not permitted in campground.

 

 

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