Located in Tonto National Forest, the Reynold Creek Group Campground offers a remote and silent getaway location. It is a rustic and secluded group campground that can only be accessed by dirt roads, so it's perfect for those who prefer seclusion.
It is aimed specifically at groups, but a single person with a single vehicle can book it too. The area is spacious and can hold up to 150 people and 40 vehicles that can all find shelter between ancient Ponderosa pines and Sycamore trees. Because of its remote location, it is a rare occurrence to find it fully booked even in peak season. To access it, a combination code is needed, which is listed on a confirmation letter when you've booked.
The site is equipped with campfire rings, a large group grill, and eight picnic tables. Two large ramadas, a corral, and two vault toilets are available too. The remote location is also the reason why there are no electric, water, or sewer hookups available. This is a campsite aimed at those who wish to get away from the bustle of every day and enjoy nature in its purest form for hardcore campers.
Positioned on the very riverfront of Reynolds Creek, it is a popular spot for fishing, swimming, and paddling. The 'From the Desert to the Tall Pines National Scenic Byway' is close by, and with the campground nestled right between the Sierra Ancha and Salome Wilderness Areas, there is plenty of wildlife nearby as well. A lookout tower that is a short stroll away is often used for birding and wildlife spotting.
The area is placed within bear country, so caution is advised. All food items have to be stored in odor-proof containers and while dogs are welcome to the area, they should be leashed and never left unattended to ensure they don’t wander off or have a close encounter with bears. Visitors will have to bring all pet supplies with them and pick up after their dogs to ensure the area stays clean and undisturbed.