AFC – August 26-28 – Woods Canyon Lake


From August 26-28, we will be at Woods Canyon Lake on the Mogollon Rim for our annual Crawfish

Festival. The club has reserved Crook Group Campground Loop B. For those planning on spending the weekend, there will be a $23 camping fee. If you can’t make it for the entire weekend, this outing makes a great day trip, as Woods Canyon Lake is only two hours north of the Valley. If you choose to come up for the day, the fee is $5 per carload. Space is limited for weekenders, but there are still nice spots which can be reserved online at Eventbrite or at the general meetings.

As part of our annual tradition, we’ll harvest crawfish from the lake and make the “mud bugs” taste like a shrimp cocktail. What they do to the aquatic environment is the bad news–the good news is that they are delicious! We will do our best to eliminate as many crawfish as possible and feast on the bounty! Hope to see you all there. This is a great outing for the whole family!

To get to the campground, take Highway 87 out of Phoenix to Payson. Turn right (east) on Highway 260 out of Payson. When you reach the top of the Mogollon Rim, turn left on Forest Road 300 at the Woods Canyon Lake turnoff. Follow Forest Road 300 about 3 miles until you reach Forest Road 105 (entrance to Woods Canyon Lake). Turn right and immediately turn right again into the Crook Group Campground.

Special Note: If you sign up on Eventbrite @  for the Crawfish Festival or the October San Juan trip, you will be entered to win a raffle prize at each of those outings!