Brookchar Campground is a small, tent-only campground in Show Low, Arizona. There are 12 campsites for visitors to choose from, and it's part of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. During your stay, you'll be camping at an elevation of 9,000 feet, and the scenic area is dotted with aspen, fir, pine, and spruce trees and peaceful meadows.
The campground is near several lakes and sits near the ramp for Big Lake, which is one of the best places in Arizona to fish for trout. In addition to fishing, the area also has excellent hiking trails, picnic sites, bird watching, horseback riding, and other outdoor activities. Dogs are allowed to accompany visitors on their camping adventure as long as they're on a leash, but dogs are not allowed in the water.
The Brookchar Campground's high elevation means you'll get a break from the desert heat, so be sure to pack warm clothes for your adventures, including waterproof gear for the afternoon showers that often occur in the area. Because of the high elevation, campers who are visiting from low elevation areas should use caution.
Your campsite at Brookchar comes with plenty of convenient amenities, including a table, a campfire ring, potable water, and a grill. The campground has flushing toilets, but if you'd like to take a shower, you'll have to travel one mile to the Rainbow Campground. If you need firewood, gas, food, or a dump site, there are facilities only a half-mile from the campground. The nearby store also has fishing gear and boat rentals.
Bears are common in the area, so visitors must obey food storage rules to keep themselves safe. Campers can check in with their camp host to learn more about bear safety and to get other important information. Parking is limited at Brookchar, so no more than two vehicles are permitted per site.
Next time you're looking for a furiffic mountain getaway in Arizona, give Brookchar a try!