BOWL CANYON RECREATION AREA
Welcome to the gateway to the Chuska Mountains. Enjoy picnicking, camping and fishing among the rugged beauty, cool pines, panoramic views, clear streams and monoliths sandstone formations of Bowl Canyon Navajo Recreation Area. Camp Asááyi, pronounced (Ah-saa-yeh) is one of the Navajo Nation's major attractions, providing outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, picnicking, canoeing and camping.
Bowl Canyon Recreation area serves as a get away for families or large groups.
FOR LARGE GROUPS WE RECOMMEND THE CAMP ASAAYI AREA
Camp Asááyi is available to accommodate large groups and organizations which present programs on conservation, nature lore, recreation or scouting, or host special events and activities.
The facilities include a large dining hall with a fully equipped kitchen, 16 cabins with bunk beds, showers, restrooms and outdoor facilities and equipment for recreational sports such as basketball and volleyball. Two hiking trails within the recreation area wind pass beautiful panoramas, rippling streams and towering pine trees.
Depending upon weather conditions, Camp asaayi is open from April through October each year, with temperatures ranging from the mid-70s to upper-90s. Asááyi Lake is a 36-acre Alpine lake located approximately 1/2 mile west of the camp.
FOR FAMILIES or SMALL GROUP WE RECOMMEND the LAKE AREA
Open to the general public, it is an ideal place for outdoor camping, canoeing, trout fishing or picnicking, and affords total rest and relaxation amid peaceful land scenic surroundings. You will need to pay for a camping fee to utilize overnight. If you plan to do some fishing, please gain a fishing license beforehand.
Private boats or canoes are allowed on the lake with a boating permit. However, no motor boats are permitted. Canoes are available for rent to Camp Asááyi participants only.
Asaayi Lake Camping Area - North Shore Camping & South Shore Camping