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Camping near Payson

Gaze out at the high-deserts of Payson from the front of your tent or cabin.

Outdoor stays for every style

Find your new favorite spot.

Payson is a bastion for mountain-side greenery, just an hour’s drive for nearby Phoenix. Camping near Payson gives you access to the hiking and biking trails that snake through the Apache-Sigears National Forest and Tonto National Forest. Wildlife watching, which includes regular sightings of migratory bald eagles and resident ring-tail cats, is plentiful throughout the region. Red rock canyons carve through much a Payson, with hikes along Mogollon Rim, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ Mogollon Rim trail being particularly beautiful. When fresh powder falls during the winter and fall months, skiing and snowboarding slopes open north toward Flagstaff. Enjoy rustic camping, lakeside camping, mountainous camping and camping among the soaring viewsheds on both private and public land near Payson.

Safety at Hipcamp

Inclusion Policy

We have a zero-tolerance policy against discrimination at Hipcamp and are committed to helping our Host and Hipcamper community be inclusive.
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Hosting Standards

All Hosts should review and adhere to these standards around providing a positive Hipcamp experience, being a thoughtful neighbor, and serving as a responsible citizen.

Hipcamper Standards

All Hipcampers should review and adhere to these standards for safety, trip preparation, and respect in order to uphold Hipcamp’s most important value: “leave it better.”

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Recreate Responsibly

Recreate Responsibly

  1. Know before you go
  2. Practice physical distancing
  3. Plan ahead
  4. Play it safe
  5. Explore locally
  6. Leave no trace
  7. Build an inclusive outdoors
Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace

  1. Plan ahead and prepare
  2. Travel and camp on durable surfaces
  3. Plan ahead
  4. Dispose of waste properly
  5. Leave what you find
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors
National Weather Service

National Weather Service

We integrate with the National Weather Service to provide valuable fire advisories to Hosts and Hipcampers. Real-time Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather Watch Warnings help keep our community safe.
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