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CAMPGROUND NAME: Alto Pit

VISIT DATE: 02/03/2009

UPDATE DATE: 4/16/2013

STATE: Arizona

REGION: Southwestern

RANGER DISTRICT: Bradshaw

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Prescott

RESERVATIONS: No

DIRECTIONS:
In Prescott, AZ, at the intersection of State Rts. 69 and 89S, 
take Rt. 89S west 1.3 miles to Montezuma St./N 3rd St.  Turn 
right onto Montezuma St. (becomes Whipple St.) and go 1.4 miles 
to where Montezuma/Whipple Streets become Iron Springs Rd.  
Continue on Iron Springs Rd. 5.2 miles to campground on right.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 6,000 ft.

This OHV campground seems lopsided with lazy single loops 
meandering through a stand of towering Ponderosa pine.  
Separation rather than middlestory of White and scrub oak 
provide fair privacy between campsites.  The campground winds 
up and around a dell, so that finding a level spot to pitch a 
tent can be a challenge.  In the center of the campground is 
a pavilion with picnic tables, large barbeques and a small 
pedestal barbeque - all well suited for large gatherings.  The 
campground is centrally located to access about 20 miles of OHV 
trails that wind through 400 acres.  These trails are closed 
to all vehicles larger than 50-inches in width.  Unique features 
of Alto Pit campground are the granite "bowls" or pits.and 
separate areas for children and beginners to ride.  OHV riding 
in the campground is limited to accessing and returning from 
trails.

NOTE:  Campground's interior roads can be rough, with erosion 
causing significant divots.  Low clearance recreation vehicles, 
particularly motorhomes, may have problems.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: No
Open All Year: Yes

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: $14 per day - single
$28 per day - double
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 0
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 11
   
   Total Sites: 11

Tent Pads: No
Open Sites: Yes
Wooded Sites: Yes

No. Tables on Sites: 11
No. Grilles on Sites: 11
Equestrian Camping: No

RV INFORMATION
Hookups: None
No. RV Pull Throughs: 10
Waste Station: No 
Average Parking Apron Size: See RV Comments

Comments:
The parking aprons are dirt and will accommodate large RVs.  
However, erosion of some places on the interior road may give 
low clearance RVs problems.  A RV dump station, with no potable 
water, is available at Many Trails RV, 6850 E. State Rt. 69, 
Prescott Valley.

FACILITIES
Vaults: Yes
Flush Toilets: No
Hot Showers: No
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes

Public Phone: No
Playground: No
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0

WATER SPORTS None

HIKING
A 20-mile network of trails is available for OHV riders directly 
from the campground.  However, trails are closed to all vehicles 
larger than 50 inches in width.  Contact the Bradshaw Ranger 
District office for map and more detailed information.

FISHING No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Groom Creek Horse Camp VISIT DATE: 06/16/1998 UPDATE DATE: 4/16/2013 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Bradshaw NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Prescott RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Prescott, AZ, at the intersection of Sheldon Rd. (State Rd. 89) and Mt. Vernon Ave., turn south onto S. Mt. Vernon Ave. (Mt. Vernon Ave. becomes Senator Hwy) and continue 6.8 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,300 ft. Only campers with horses are permitted in the campground. The campground has three loops named A, B. and C, winding through a stand of mixed Ponderosa pine and oaks. There are watering troughs scattered throughout campground. Each campsite has a highline and a 16' X 16' horse corral. Most of the sites are pull throughs which will accommodate most any RV or horse trailer. However, due to the tight configuration of the campground's interior roads, the Forest Service has a 40-foot maximum length on RVs. Campers are asked to bag manure and place in provided dumpster. Bags, shovel, and wheelbarrows are also provided. For additional information about the campground's trails, events and activities, go to Backcountry Horsemen of Central Arizona (www.BCHCAZ.org), Prescott Saddle Club (www.prescottsaddleclub.com), and Prescott Frontier Days (www.worldsoldestrodeo.com). SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 1 through October 31 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $18 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 37 Total Sites: 37 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 37 No. Grilles on Sites: 37 Equestrian Camping: Yes RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 33 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 15' X 40' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. The Forest Service recommends total RV length not exceed 40-feet. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 6 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: There are watering troughs for stock scattered throughout campground. WATER SPORTS None HIKING Groom Creek Horse Camp Trail #307 (loop) - 8.7 miles (foot, horse, and mountain bike) Inter Loop #383 (loop) - 2.5 miles (foot, horse, and mountain bike) Wolf Creek Loop #384 - 6 miles (lfoot, horse, mountain bike & OHV) FISHING No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Hazlett Hollow VISIT DATE: 06/12/1998 UPDATE DATE: 3/22/2013 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Bradshaw NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Crown King RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Crown King, AZ, take dirt road (Forest Rt. 52) south for 0.6 miles to "Y" intersection (Horsethief sign). Bear left and go 6.9 miles to campground sign. Turn left into campground. NOTE: (1) The road (Forest Rt. 52) from Crown King is dirt and "unimproved primitive." It is single-lane, rocky, VERY rough and not RV friendly. In fact, about the first 3 miles would be rough on family sedans, but with caution, the road is passable. High clearance vehicles will do best on this road. (2) No matter how the town of Crown King is accessed, there are over 20 miles of dirt roads to get there. The roads vary from two-lane to single-lane. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,000 ft. The campground is located in a stand of Ponderosa pines and is one of four (two do not meet our criteria) in the Horsethief Basin Recreation Area. Horsethief Lake is nearby. Each site has a wooden lean-to shelter (with cement floor) in which up to five adults can sleep. Each site is also landscaped with attractive stonework and was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s. The understory is grassy and covered with pine needles. The campground has an "Appalachian Mountains" feel to it. Although the roads accessing this campground are less than desirable, the campground and the town of Crown King are worth the trip. Crown King was a gold mining town, then a ghost town, now a community of 80 to 100 permanent residents, most of whom tool around in quads. There are two saloons and a general store (with regular gasoline and limited groceries). One of the saloons has been open for 92 years. Its walls are covered with photos of the old days. The other saloon, besides offering a variety of beverages, serves a $.99 breakfast seven days a week. Visit the town and take in its history. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 30 through October 3 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 5 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 10 Total Sites: 15 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 15 No. Grilles on Sites: 15 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 10' X 32' Comments: Some parking aprons are dirt and others are paved. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 3 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Horsethief Lake is 3.5 acres. Only electric motors are permitted on power boats. HIKING - No FISHING Bass, Catfish (stocked) and Redear Sunfish

CAMPGROUND NAME: Hilltop VISIT DATE: 06/17/1998 UPDATE DATE: 4/16/2013 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Bradshaw NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Prescott RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Prescott, AZ, at the intersection of State Rts. 69S and 89N, take Rts. 69S 2.9 miles to Lynx Lake sign. Turn right after sign onto Walker Rd. and go 3.1 miles to campground sign. Turn left after sign and go 0.1 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,600 ft. NOTE: This campground is very popular. Expect it to fill rapidly on weekends and holidays. The campground, one of three in the Lynx Lake Recreation Area, has three loops (A through C) winding over hilltops above Lynx Lake. It is thickly wooded with Ponderosa pine, junipers, oak, manzanita and other shrubs. Separation between campsites, rather than the understory of dirt and pine needles, provides good to excellent privacy. Lynx Lake is about a mile drive from the campground, However, short trails from Loops B (#313) and C (#312) go to Lynx Lake Southshore. Many campsites are terraced providing ample space for tents. The interior road has wide areas providing room for vehicles to pull into a campsite rather than the more traditional back-in parking aprons. A third of the campsites are single sites while the remaining two-thirds are considered double campsites. Because Lynx Lake is home to a wide variety of wildlife including bald eagles, coyote, deer, great blue heron and others, wildlife viewing is super. The campground is the general location of a gold find; recreational gold panning is permitted. The Lynx Lake Cafe, with boat rentals is located adjacent to the Lynx Northshore Day Use area and offers, along with boats rentals, fishing supplies, some groceries, and a cook's night out (the Saturday night German menu is a treat). For more information go to ynxLakePrescott.com. There are two designated dispersed camping areas located south of the Lynx Lake Recreation Area off Walker Road. One area is located along Forest Developement Road (FDR) 23, Enchanted Forest Trail, and another on FDR 30, Bannie Mine Road. Possible day trips from the campground are exploring the city of Prescott, Prescott Valley, the Highland Center for Natural History, and hiking in the nearby Granite Mountain Wilderness. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 1 through October 31 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $18 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 7 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 37 Total Sites: 37 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 37 No. Grilles on Sites: 37 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 21 Waste Station: No Potable Water at Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 35' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. Most pull throughs are parallel to road. An RV dump station, with no potable water, is available at Many Trails RV, 6850 E. State Rt. 69, Prescott Valley. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 7 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Lynx Lake is 55 acres. Electric motors only for power boats. Sailboats up to 18-ft permitted. The store on the lake has bait, rents row boats, canoes and paddle boats. Electric motors are also available for rent. HIKING Homestead trail #305 (foot and mountain bike) - 7 miles Lakeshore Trail # 311 (loop - foot) - 2.3 miles The westside of the Shoreline trail #311 is the wheelchair-friendly. The eastside of this trail is minimally developed and is not wheelchair-friendly. A few other trails in the Lynx Lake Recreation Area are" Sevenmile #9854 (multi-use) - 3.1 miles Lynx Creek Ruim #301 (foot only) - .5 mile Salida Gulch #95 (foot, horse, mountain bike) - 4.2 FISHING Trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Lower Wolf Creek Forest Camp VISIT DATE: 06/16/1998 UPDATE DATE: 4/16/2013 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Bradshaw NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Prescott RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Prescott, AZ, at the intersection of Sheldon Rd (State Rt. 89) and Mt. Vernon Ave., turn south onto S. Mt. Vernon Ave. (which becomes Senator Hwy) and go 7.3 miles to the pavement's end. Continue straight on dirt 0.1 miles to a "T" intersection and Lower Wolf Cr. CG sign. Turn right at sign and go 1.1 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign into RV-friendly section or right into tent-friendly section. NOTE: Last 1.2 miles can be rough with potholes GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,900 ft. The campground has two sections separated by the access road, Wolf Creek Rd. One section is recommended tent-only and is located on a hillside. The other section stretches beside Wolf Creek and has numerous examples of the campground's Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) 1930s construction - stonework in the retaining walls and picnic tables. The campsites are tucked in among Arizona Walnut, Ponderosa pine and Live oaks which provide some shade. Separation between campsites, rather than the understory of grassy and pine needles, provide fair privacy. There are dispersed campsites west of the campground along Wolf Creek Road. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 1 through October 31 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 8 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 11 Total Sites: 19 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 19 No. Grilles on Sites: 19 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 14' X 36' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS None HIKING No FISHING No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Lynx Lake VISIT DATE: 06/17/1998 UPDATE DATE: 4/16/2013 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Bradshaw NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Prescott RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Prescott, AZ, at the intersection of State Rts. 69S and 89N, take Rt 69S 2.9 miles to Lynx Lake sign. Turn right after sign onto Walker Rd. and go 2.8 miles to campground sign. Turn left at the sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,600 ft. NOTE: The campground fills early for weekends and holidays; all campsites are available for reservation, which is recommended. The campground, one of three in the Lynx Lake Recreation Area, has eight loops (A through H) winding over hillsides above Lynx Lake. It is thickly wooded with Ponderosa pine, junipers, oak, manzanita, and other shrubs. The separation between campsites, rather than vegetation, provides good privacy. Many of them are terraced providing ample space for tents. Loop H has the campground's only tent-only campsites. A third of the campsites are single sites while the remaining two-thirds are considered double sites for which you pay more. Lynx Lake is home to a wide variety of wildlife including bald eagles, coyote, deer, great blue heron and others. It is about a mile drive from the campground but six trails (#401, 402, 403, 404, 405, and 406) connect the lake and the wheelchair-friendly (on west side) Shoreline trail (#311) to the campground. The Shoreline trail continues along the eastside of Lynx Lake but is minimally developed and not wheelchair-friendly. The campground is the general location of a gold find; recreational gold panning is permitted. The Lynx Lake Cafe, with boat rentals is located adjacent to the Lynx Northshore Day Use area and offers, along with boats rentals, fishing supplies, some groceries, and a cook's night out (the Saturday night German menu is a treat). For more information go to LynxLakePrescott.com. There are two designated dispersed camping areas located south of the Lynx Lake Recreation Area off Walker Road. One area is located along Forest Development Road (FDR) 23, Enchanted Forest Trail, and another on FDR 30, Bannie Mine Road. Possible day trips from the campground are exploring the city of Prescott, the Highland Center for Natural History, and hiking in the nearby Granite Mountain Wilderness. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 1 through October 31. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $18 per day - single $36 per day - double Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 7 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 33 Total Sites: 35 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 35 No. Grilles on Sites: 35 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 17 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 39' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. Most pull throughs are parallel to road. An RV dump station, with no potable water, is available at Many Trails RV, 6850 E. State Rt. 69, Prescott Valley. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 9 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: Flush toilets are in Loops B and E. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Lynx Lake is 55 acres. Power boats are limited to electric motors The store on the lake has bait, rents row boats, canoes and paddle boats. Electric motors are also available for rent. HIKING Lakeside Trail #311 (loop - foot) - 2.3 miles. Homestead Trail #305 (foot and mountain bike) - 7 miles A few other trails in the Lynx Lake Recreation Area are" Sevenmile #9854 (multi-use) - 3.1 miles Lynx Creek Ruin #301 (foot only) - 0.5 miles Salida Gulch #95 (foot, horse, mountain bike) - 4.2 FISHING Trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Mingus Mtn. VISIT DATE: 06/11/1998 UPDATE DATE: 3/22/2013 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Verde NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Clarkdale RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Clarkdale, AZ, at the intersection of State Rt. 89A and Cement Plant Rd., take Rt. 89A (toward Jerome, AZ) south 12.1 miles to Mingus Recreation Area sign (and Summit Picnic Area sign). Turn left onto dirt road (Summit Picnic Area on left) and go 2.5 miles to campground. The latter road is rough and steep in places. NOTE: This paved route (State Rt. 89A) runs right through historic Jerome, AZ (no gas station) and up Mingus Mtn. Scenic Byway. The entire route from Cement Plant Rd. is a mountain road in every sense of the word - steep, many hairpin 15/20 mph curves, narrow two-lane in several places, and might be considered "white knuckle" by some drivers. Suggested alternative route: From Prescott Valley, AZ take State Rt. 89A north 13.5 miles to Mingus Recreation Area sign and Summit Picnic Area signs. Turn right onto dirt road (Summit Picnic Area on left) and go 2.5 miles to campground. The latter road is rough and steep in places. This alternate route does have some mountain curves, but it is far more RV friendly than the other way through Jerome. It is recommended by the authors. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,600 ft. The campground is located in the pines on top of Mingus Mtn. It has two unnamed sections, one with electric hook-ups and the other best suited for tent campers. The latter section has three spurs stretching up the mountainside under towering Ponderosa pines that provide ample shade. The other section is one large loop in a stand of younger Ponderosa pine that provide some shade but don't get in the way of the spectacular views of Verde Valley, below. The sites with a view fill early and quickly. The campground's volcanic origin can be seen in the many lava tuff rocks scattered all around. Possible day trip: A visit to historic Jerome, AZ. There, one can also visit the privately owned Gold King Mine and Ghost Town. It's lots of fun for the young and "old" alike. For old car car/truck/machinery enthusiasts, it is truly a "gold mine." There is even a very old, working saw mill. The drive up Mingus Mtn. Scenic Byway offers some spectacular vistas. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 27 through October 29 NOTE: The campground's water system is being upgraded: Contact District Ranger office for status. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day $14 per day - electric hookups Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 10 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 19 Total Sites: 29 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 29 No. Grilles on Sites: 29 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0 No. Water and Electric Only: 0 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 19 No. RV Pull Throughs: 8 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 50' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 2 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Mingus Interpretive Trail (foot) - 0.3 miles Trail #106 (loop - foot) - 6 miles Gaddes Can #110 (foot, mountain bike & OHV) - 1.5 miles FISHING Stocked Rainbow Trout available for bank fishing at Mingus Lake - 0.25 miles before the campground.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Potato Patch VISIT DATE: 06/11/1998 UPDATE DATE: 3/22/2013 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Verde NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Clarkdale RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Clarkdale, AZ, at the intersection of State Rt. 89A and Cement Plant Rd., take Rt. 89A (toward Jerome, AZ) south 12.1 miles to Mingus Recreation Area sign (and Summit Picnic Area sign). Turn right (across from Summit Picnic Area - no campground sign) and go 0.3 miles to campground. NOTE: This paved route (State Rt. 89A) runs right through historic Jerome, AZ (no gas station) and up Mingus Mtn. Scenic Byway. The entire route from Cement Plant Rd. is a mountain road in every sense of the word - steep, many hairpin 15/20 mph curves, narrow two-lane in several places, and might be considered "white knuckle" by some drivers. Suggested alternative route: From Prescott Valley, AZ take State Rt. 89A north 13.5 miles to Mingus Recreation Area sign and Summit Picnic Area signs. Turn left (across from picnic area - no campground sign) and go 0.3 miles to campground. This alternate route does have some mountain curves, but it is far more RV friendly than the other way through Jerome. It is recommended by the authors. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,000 ft. The campground is located in Ponderosa pine near the top of Mingus Mtn. It is configured in two loops, A and B. Loop B has the electric hookups, all pull-through parking aprons, and is dedicated to RVs only; there is no place to pitch a tent. This loop features a pleasant blend of Aspen, Cottonwood, and various planted shrubs. The lack of middlestory means poor privacy between sites. Loop A accommodates both tents and RVs in a stand of mature Ponderosa pines sprinkled with tall junipers. Rt 89A can be seen from many sites in Loop A. Although there is a lack of middlestory, ample separation between sites provides fair to good privacy. Loop A has the campground's only threaded spigots. Historic Jerome, AZ is a nice day trip. There, one can also visit the privately owned Gold King Mine and Ghost Town. It's lots of fun for the young and "old" alike. For old car car/truck/machinery enthusiasts, it is truly a "gold mine." There is even a very old, working saw mill. The drive up the Mingus Mtn. Scenic Byway offers some spectacular mountain vistas. Another day trip is touring scenic Sedona, AZ. This bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 27 through October 29 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 per day - single (no electric hookups) $18 per day - single (electric hookups) $28 per day - double Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 12 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 28 Total Sites: 40 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 40 No. Grilles on Sites: 40 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0 No. Water and Electric Only: 0 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 12 No. RV Pull Throughs: 12 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 20' X 45' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. Loop B has all the pull-throughs and aprons are all about the same width. Potable water is hauled in; RVrs fill tank before arrival. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 3 No. Threaded: 2 Comments: See RV Comments about potable water. The vaults are compost toilets WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Woodchute Trail #102 (foot) - 2.5 miles FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Powell Springs VISIT DATE: 06/11/1998 UPDATE DATE: 3/22/2013 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Verde NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Camp Verde RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Camp Verde, AZ, take Interstate 17 south 8.2 miles to Exit 278 (State Rt. 169). At end of exit ramp, turn right onto Rt. 169 (west) and go 5.5 miles to Cherry road sign (Forest Rt. 372). Turn right onto Rt. 372 (dirt) and go 4.5 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,300 ft. The campground is located in a pocket of Ponderosa pines, Juniper, Oaks, Manzanita and other shrubs, which provide privacy between some sites. The campground was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the early 1930s. Chains can be seen at the ground level of some of the Ponderosa pines. Rumor has it that the CCC planted the chains to introduce iron nourishment into the soil. Others say the chains were attached to treasure. Whatever, the chains are there. A trip to the nearby town of Cherry provides a glimpse of an old mining town (no services). SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: No charge Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 3 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 8 Total Sites: 11 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 11 No. Grilles on Sites: 11 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 9' X 29' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt some of which are eroded. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: White Spar VISIT DATE: 06/16/1998 UPDATE DATE: 4/16/2013 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Bradshaw NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Prescott RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Prescott, AZ, at the intersection of State 89S (Montezuma St.) and Sheldon St. (State Rt 69), take State Rt. 89 south 3 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,600 ft. The campground, stretching above the seasonal Granite Creek, has seven unnamed mini-loops and is adjacent to State Rt. 89 among Ponderosa pine. Campsites 33 throught 42 are tent-only. Other campsites can accommodate RV and/or tent campers. However, a serious pitch of the parking aprons could make leveling an RV challenging. Privacy between campsites is good and the Ponderosa pine provides a good overstory and ample shade. The campground is conveniently located for day trips to Prescott. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 per day - single $28 per day - double Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 18 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 40 Total Sites: 58 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 58 No. Grilles on Sites: 58 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 6 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 15' X 38' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. An RV dump station, with no potable water, is available at Many Trails RV, 6850 E. State Rt. 69, Prescott Valley. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 7 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS None HIKING Coldwater Lakes trail #396 (foot and mountain bike) - 4.6 miles School House Gulch #67 (motorized only - 50" or less) White Spar Loop Trail #371/372/373/374 (foot and mountain bike) - 2.6 miles total FISHING No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Yavapai VISIT DATE: 06/16/1998 UPDATE DATE: 4/16/2013 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Bradshaw NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Prescott RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Prescott, AZ, at the intersection of State Rts. 69 and 89S, take Rt 89S west 1.3 miles to Montezuma St./N. 3rd St. Turn right onto Montezuma St (becomes Whipple St.) and go 1.4 miles to where the road becomes Iron Springs Rd. Continue on Iron Springs Rd. for 2.7 miles to Granite Basin sign at mile marker 3. Turn right at mile marker onto Granite Basin Rd. and go 2.1 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,600 ft. The campground is the only one in the Granite Basin Recreation Area and is a short drive from Granite Basin Lake and the Granite Basin Wilderness. A large single loop, campsite are tucked in among Ponderosa pine, Junipers, Manzanita and Rhyolite granite boulders which provide fair shade and good privacy. Some sites have a limited view of Granite Mountain and all are within walking distance of a network of hiking and mountain bike trails. Construction of Granite Basin Lake was a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) project so it now have an established and interesting shoreline making it a good canoe lake. The campground is convenient to Prescott and offers a delightful forest camping experience. The campground was originally a CCC project, but it reflects little of its origin. Trash receptacle in the Wekuvde day use area have retained their CCC characteristics. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $18 per day - single $36 per day - double Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 20 Total Sites: 20 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 20 No. Grilles on Sites: 20 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 10' X 45' Comments: The parking aprons are paved and all about the same size. An RV dump station, with no potable water, is available at Many Trails RV, 6850 E. State Rt. 69, Prescott Valley. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 2 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: No Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Granite Basin Lake is 5 acres and is 1.3 miles from campground. HIKING The Yavapai Connector #355 (foot, horse and mountain bike) - 0.25 miles Provides access to the Granite Basin Recreation Area network of trails and Grainite Mountain Wilderness. Contact the Bradshaw District Ranger's Office for details and maps. FISHING Crappie, Catfish and Sunfish




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