Tonto Creek Campground
Tonto Creek Campground

Tonto Creek Campground

  • The union of Tonto and Horton Creeks is at the north end of the Upper Tonto Creek campground. Fishing in both creeks is a popular sport. The trailheads for Horton Creek Trail 285 and Derrick Trail 33 are located in the Upper Tonto Creek campground. Both of these trails access the Highline National Recreation Trail (#31). Tonto Fish Hatchery is four miles north of Highway 260 on Forest Road 289. The Arizona Game & Fish Department welcomes visitors and has a self-guided tour of the hatchery.


    • Bird Watching Bird Watching
    • Hiking/Trekking Hiking/Trekking
    • Pet Friendly Pet Friendly
    • Wildlife Watching Wildlife Watching


    Campground (12 total sites)

    Campsites are provided with tables, fire rings, and parking. There are vault toilets throughout the campground and central drinking water is located in the upper campground. Campsites are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

    Day Use

    Enjoy a day with the family taking in the beautiful, serene setting of Tonto Creek. Wildlife and bird watching are some of the attractions of the area, along with cooling off in the creek.