If you're planning to explore the Apache National Forest in eastern Arizona, you might want to consider staying at the small and free National Forest Service campground close to the New Mexico state line. This campground is nestled in a densely wooded area in rolling mountains at a high elevation, offering shade and shelter, and a peaceful atmosphere.
Although the sites are not well-defined, you'll find fire rings and picnic tables to make your stay comfortable. However, keep in mind that there is no cell service in the area and the wooded environment may not be suitable for satellite connectivity. The single vault toilet is available as a rest stop for travelers just off the paved road.
During winter, this campground is usually vacant, but it may be more popular in the summer. You'll have enough room for one or two vehicles per site, and the relatively peaceful surroundings make it a nice place to stop if passing through.
Always tread lightly, leave no trace, respect the wishes of landowners, and leave campsites cleaner than you found them. Be the very best steward of our public spaces that you can possibly be so that they remain public.