Dispersed Camping Specific Sites

In addition to the Dispersed Camping Guidelines there are several sites designated and set aside as Dispersed Camping sites, which are listed below. Remember to follow the rules listed on the Motor Vehicle Use Map when driving in the forest (essentially, cross-country travel in a motorized vehicle is prohibited).

Dispersed Camping along Freidlein Prairie Road (Forest Road 522). Click here for article.

Dispersed Camping just before you reach the top of the hill on the way to Ashurst Lake. Call Flagstaff Ranger District for more information. 928-526-0866

There is a popular Dispersed Camping area near Fossil Creek called "Childs" on the Verde River. See the map on the West Clear Creek Trail page. The GPS coordinates are N34° 58’ 10.92”, W-111° 45' 2.3394".

Dispersed camping is allowed in designated sites along Wet Beaver Creek at Lawrence Crossing, which is located at the end of FR618G. There is a small area designated for dispersed camping along Oak Creek; access is via FR 89B (see Deer Pass Trailhead).  Call the Red Rock Ranger District for information. 928-203-2900. 


on the Mogollon Rim, there are a several noteworthy dispersed camping areas. Jack's Canyon Camping and Climbing area is a popular spot. See photographs on the web page.

Gooseberry Springs is a beautiful area (no facilities), but remember to follow Travel Management Rules and use the Motor Vehicle Use Map in regards to motorized vehicles and where they can/can't go.

And also, there are popular Dispersed Camping areas near Knoll Lake and Blue Ridge Reservoir. Call Mogollon Rim Ranger District for information. 928-477-2255.


Red Rock Country prohibits "Camping-on-Your-Own" within the "pinkish-salmon" colored boundary shown on this map.

For overnight camping within this area, you must camp in a designated, developed campground. If you aren't sure, please call the district at 928-203-2900.


Other exceptions include:

Stage Stop, which is located on hwy 179 approximately on mile south of Beaverhead Flats Road and the Hwy 179 junction. It is approximately 2 miles north of 179/I-17 jct. See Forest Order and Map

Mormon Crossing/ Springs closure area is West of the Page Springs Road (County Road 134) and west of the fish hatchery and school.  It is often accessed via FS 796. See Forest Order and Map

Fossil Creek Area - camping and fire restrictions are outlined in this graphic.


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