Apache Lake Campground + Marina

Superstition Mountains Area, Mesa, Arizona

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Apache Lake Campground + Marina


  • The road down to Apache Lake.- Apache Lake Campground + Marina
  • A campsite right on the lake.- Apache Lake Campground + Marina
  • On a stroll to the fishing cove.- Apache Lake Campground + Marina
  • Huge cliffs above the lake, and a tiny kayaker in the midst of it all.- Apache Lake Campground + Marina
  • The marina.- Apache Lake Campground + Marina
  • There is plenty of shoreline where you can find a scenic spot all to yourself.- Apache Lake Campground + Marina
  • Picnic tables are spread throughout the campground.- Apache Lake Campground + Marina
  • Beautiful beach real estate.- Apache Lake Campground + Marina
  • The resort keeps landscaping to a minimum for a natural feel.- Apache Lake Campground + Marina
  • There is a fair amount of open space for camping, picnicking, and other activities.- Apache Lake Campground + Marina
  • One of the docks near the campground.- Apache Lake Campground + Marina
  • The boat ramp is open to campers and day users.- Apache Lake Campground + Marina
  • The parking area for the day use boat ramp.- Apache Lake Campground + Marina
  • An isolated picnic table on a quiet spit of sand.- Apache Lake Campground + Marina
Overview + Weather
Lakeside camping. Great views. Nice amenities.
Dirt road access. Some trash on beaches.
Superstition Mountains Area, Mesa, AZ
Managed by: 
Concessioner Operated
Price per night (basic site): 
5.00 $ (4.20 €)
Pets allowed: 
Parking Pass: 
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Reservations possible: 
Current Local Weather:
Campground Description

Campground Description

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Apache Lake Marina and Resort is a family-owned operation under permit from Tonto National Forest. With amenities like a general store and restaurant, staying here doesn't feel like camping in the national forest, but it is still quite remote with many miles of dirt road required to reach this spot along the Apache Trail Scenic Byway.

Accommodations are all rather rustic, but comfortable. There is tent camping, RV sites with hookups, and a motel with air conditioning. The tent camping area is among shady trees and sandy shoreline right on the lake. There are scattered picnic tables and fire rings, but no designated sites. Just find a spot that suits you and settle down. Water, restrooms, and trash cans are available nearby.

Campers and day users can take advantage of the paved boat ramp, boat rentals, fishing cove, short trails at the water's edge, and of course the vast surface of Apache Lake for paddling, boating, swimming, and fishing. Any use requires an $8 daily recreation pass from Tonto National Forest as well as a fee to use these privately owned facilities at the resort. Day use or tent camping is $5 per vehicle per day. RV sites are $30-35 per day.

Note: The resort has had some issues with people trashing the facilities. Help pick up trash if you find it and encourage others to minimize their impact as well.

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