GOAT CAMP RUIN IN GILA COUNTY, ARIZONA
Goat Camp Ruin is located in Payson and was occupied from about 750 to 1280 AD. The builders/occupants were either under Hohokam influence or Hohokam colonists, based on pottery, rounded room corners, and other artifacts.
The current Payson Arizona Trails System (PATS) on Goat Camp skirts the east side of the Native American Ruins, and connects the trail user from Tyler Parkway to the USFS Houston Trail on the north side of the site. This trail is approximately 0.3 miles in length until you reach the Houston Trail connector.
The Rim Country Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society with the help of Scott Wood’s assistance (an expert in southwestern archaeology), proposed creating an archaeological interpretive site as well as a hiking trail for this 6-acre parcel of land, similar to that at nearby Shoofly Ruin
IMPORTANT RUIN INFORMATION
Basic operational information for the park is showcased here. Simply click on the "+" for specific details. For more info visit the website below.
Photo Credit: Steven C. Price
Photo Credit: Cathy Hunt