If you’re a serious nature lover, then you may want to drive a few miles south from Payson to Coon Bluff Campground. Bird watchers often prefer this area as do hikers and horseback riders. Coon Bluff is overseen by the U.S. Forest Service and is open to camping on weekends except during the summer months.
This park offers some of the best RV camping near Payson, Arizona for travelers who like a primitive setting. The number of campsites is limited, so you’ll have plenty of space for your self-contained vehicle. Since Coon Bluff Campground sits right by the Salt River, it’s a good place for tubers to enter the water.
“This is an amazing spot for any outdoor activities. I’ve been birding out here and we always see tons of species including many migratory birds. The water is beautiful and the campground, despite having many tent sites, seems spread out and looks like there is plenty of room for everyone.” – Sabeve, Yelp Review