Found high up in White Mountains of Arizona, Cutthroat Campground is a great overnight stay for fishing enthusiasts. Guests with dogs will enjoy the almost 4 miles of surrounding trails.
There are a few different hiking trails for guests to enjoy located just outside of the campground, all of which are part of Big Lake Recreational Area. These paths showcase the diverse plant life that populates the park grounds, including ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, and spruce trees. Due to rapidly shifting temperatures and weather, guests are encouraged to get a copy of the park's trail guide before setting off on an adventure. Dogs are welcome to accompany guests on these trails, provided they're kept on a leash and visitors take care of any messes left by their canines.
Fishing is done here on the 450-acre Big Lake. This body of water tends to be one of the most popular fishing areas in the state, known for its rainbow, cutthroat, and Apache trout all being found in these waters. No rental services are offered by the park or campgrounds, so make sure you bring your gear if you'd like to catch that evening's dinner. Arizona requires a license for fishing in all stocked waters. If you've brought your dog, they can enjoy the shoreline but are, unfortunately, not allowed in the lake waters.
There are 19 total sites in Cutthroat, all of which come with a picnic table, spigot for drinking water, and public restrooms. A boat ramp is located within the campgrounds in case guests are looking to boat in. Sites in Cutthroat can be reserved up to 6 months in advance, but guests should be warned that deposits are non-refundable. If you've got a canine along for your trip, you'll have to pay a small additional fee. Dogs are barred from all public areas here, including the restrooms.