Looking for things to do up at Camp Tontozona? Good luck. The pickin’s are slim, but the Tribune has a few suggestions for cuisine, carousing and entertainment.
Beeline Cafe (breakfast): 815 S. Beeline Highway, Payson, (928) 474-9960
Fargo’s Steakhouse: 620 E. State Highway 260, Payson, (928) 474-2485
Creekside Restaurant (traditional fare): 1520 E. Christopher Creek Loop, Christopher Creek, (928) 478-4389
Diamond Point Shadows (steaks and seafood): Near mile marker 258 on Arizona 260 about eight miles east of Payson, Star Valley, (928) 474-4848
Zane Grey Steakhouse & Saloon: E. Highway 260 at Kohl’s Ranch, (928) 478-4211
Majestic Mountain Inn: 602 E. Hwy 260, Payson, (800) 408-2442; (928) 474-0185
Apple Lane Cabin on the Creek: 9 Apple Lane, Christopher Creek, (602) 493-6900
Christopher Creek Lodge: 1520 E. Christopher Creek Loop, Christopher Creek, (928) 478-4300
Best Western/Payson Inn: 801 N. Beeline Highway, Payson, (800) 247-9477; (928) 474-3241
Bear Canyon Lake: 14 miles northwest of State Highway 260 on Forest Road 89. Forest Road 89 is accessed via Forest Road 300, which is located directly across from the Rim Visitor Information Station or 25 miles west of Heber. Sixty acres stocked with rainbow and brook trout.
Blue Ridge Reservoir: Northeast of Strawberry along Beeline Hwy. 200 acres when full, stocked with rainbow and brown trout.
Woods Canyon Lake: Take SR 260 east for 35 miles from Payson to the Rim Road, FR 300. Go north on FR 300 approximately five miles. Rainbow trout, brown trout, brook trout.
What to do
Tonto Natural Bridge State Park: 10 miles north of Payson off the Beeline Highway, (928) 476-4202
Mazatzal Casino: On the Tonto Apache Reservation just south of Payson. Slots, video poker, blackjack, bingo and keno
Zane Grey’s Cabin: Visit the home of the famed Western novelist in Payson, (928) 474-6115