Sharp Creek Campground is lookin’ sharp, feelin’ cool, and just beckonin’ campers to enjoy all it has to give! It sits in a prime, central spot, with Christopher Creek, the Highline National Recreation Trail, and the entire Mogollon Rim nearby. By the way, the locals pronounce it “muggy-own.” There’s four loops of spacious campsites with easy access to hiking, fishing, and boating—perfect for any day out or weekend away.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
20 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Sharp Creek Campground.

Swimming hole
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Danica L.
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July 26th, 2017

I stayed here for one night in July 2017 with a group of friends from my Yoga Teacher Training Program. Just down the road from Box Canyon Trail (which is an awesome 2 mile hike roundtrip and straight down the mountain), and about 15 minutes from downtown Payson, the campground is clean, quiet, and the hosts are as friendly as can be. We had plenty of room to practice at each site for our upcoming Practicums as a group, and they are spacious enough for 2 very large tents per. The sunset and sunrise views between the ponderosa pines are breathtaking, and the air is crisp, clean and fresh. Tons of hiking options, and definitely plenty of amazing outdoor vibes!

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Hipcamper Robin W.
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March 1st, 2017
Tonto National Forest
United States
Phone Number
(602) 225-5200
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34.3° N, 110.998° W
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Tent / Van: 3 Sites
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