First Water

4.8/5 (6 reviews)
In Arizona, 4x4 access and camping along a flowing creek is a pretty rare opportunity. This particular camping area has recently opened, allowing users easy access to the Mogollon Rim Country around Payson, Arizona. The nearby First Crossing recreation site is often a starting point for hikers begin... Read More
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Highlights of First Water

Camping Category Icon Camping
Forest Category Icon Forest
Sand Category Icon Sand
Highest Elevation
4891 ft
Shape of Trail
Out & Back
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
East
Official Trail Name
3091
Nearest Town
Payson
Nearest Services
Payson
Management Agency
Tonto National Forest
District
Payson Ranger District

Overview

In Arizona, 4x4 access and camping along a flowing creek is a pretty rare opportunity. This particular camping area has recently opened, allowing users easy access to the Mogollon Rim Country around Payson, Arizona. The nearby First Crossing recreation site is often a starting point for hikers beginning their trek up to the Waterwheel Park, that's found just to the north. With the creek flowing year-round and an abundance of large shade trees, it's a wonderful reprieve from the Arizona heat. Using this area as a base camp allows visitors easy access to all kinds of trails and adventures while still being close enough to all the conveniences of Payson just 7 miles away.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

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4 Waypoints
14 Trail Photos
3 Trail Concerns
6 Community Reviews
1 Video
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