Elevation: 6,950 feet
Season: May 1 to September 31
Situated near Rainbow Lake, and in the midst of beautiful ponderosa
pines, the Lakeside Campground is one of the oldest National Forest campgrounds
in the state of Arizona. It has always been one of the most popular campsites
in the area.
There are 83 family units allowing up to 8 persons per unit. Facilities
include water, picnic tables, fire grills, individual parking spaces, and vault
toilets. Two group areas are available; one accommodating up to 32 persons and
the other up to 24 persons. Dumping station facilities are available. Camp
hosts are on site.
Considerations: Presently, the Lakeside Campground is being operated
under the concessionaire program. A daily fee is required. Holders of Golden
Age cards may camp for half price. Advance reservations may be made under the
National Forest reservation system. Call 1.800.280.CAMP for reservations.
Access: Just across the highway south of the Lakeside Ranger Station.
Information Courtesy: United States Department of Agriculture,
Forest Service, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, Lakeside Ranger District.
If you would like more information, please feel free to contact the Lakeside
Ranger District at:USDA Forest Service, Lakeside Ranger District at
928.368.5111 or you may write us at 2022 W. White Mtn. Blvd., Pinetop-Lakeside,