Swimming Hole at Beaver Creek Campground

Beaver Creek Campground Has Been Converted to a Day-Use Picnic Area


Arkansas Deaths Trigger Review -Visitor injury and death from flooding on national forest campgrounds in other parts of the country triggered a nation-wide Forest Service review. It was determined that Beaver Creek Campground was located in a flood zone.


Flash Flood Potential -Wet Beaver Creek has potential to flood on both sides of this recreation area, cutting it off from emergency access. As recently as 1995 flood waters covered the area and caused severe damage.


Day Use is Safer Here –The Forest Service converted Beaver Creek campground to a day-use picnic area in March 2014 because of concern about visitor safety during flash flood events. Floods can occur in winter during rain on snow events and during summer thunderstorms. Limiting visitor use to daytime hours improves safety and emergency response.


The Beaver Creek Picnic Area is managed as a Fee Picnic Area by Recreation Resource Management, Inc. under a special use permit issued by the Coconino National Forest. There is an on-site host and amenities at each site including parking, picnic tables, barbeque grills and fire pits. Drinking water and restrooms are available.


For more information on Beaver Creek Picnic Area or other day use sites and campgrounds contact the Red Rock Ranger District at 928-203-2900.


Where can I camp nearby?


  • Lawrence Crossing: Small free campground next to creek, with toilet and fire rings, located 2 miles away: FR 618 to FR 121.


  • Dispersed camping along Forest Road 618: Numerous locations, no facilities.


  • Clear Creek Campground: Fee campground with all amenities, located on West Clear Creek; follow FR 618 to SR 260 to Beaver Creek Campground. Approximately 13 miles from here on dirt road.

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At a Glance

Fees Available for day use. $14 per single vehicle per day for up to 8 persons.  After 1:00 p.m., $10 per single vehicle per day for up to 8 persons.  2nd vehicle (space permitting) $6 per vehicle.  (Holders of Golden Age or Golden Access, America-the-Beautiful Senior or America-the-Beautiful Access passes may receive a 50% discount for overnight camping.)  Firewood is available for sale in all our campgrounds by our hosts for $7.00 ea.
Open Season: Open year-round
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Best Season: Spring & Fall
Busiest Season: Summer
Closest Towns: Camp Verde, AZ and Sedona, AZ
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Pit Type Toilets
Operated By: Concessionaire - Contact Red Rock District - 928-203-2900
Information Center: Attractions: Camping/picnicking, Swimming/wading, Fishing, Hiking, Sightseeing, and Wildlife watching Facilities: 13 single unit sites, Tables, fire rings and cooking grills, drinking water, free picnic area across the road to the west, Toilets (pit type)

General Information


Location: 47 miles south of Flagstaff a few miles off the interstate .Elevation is 3,800 ft.

GPS Coord: N34° 40’ 12.504”, W-111° 42’ 47.268”

Access: Leave Interstate 17 at the AZ 179 exit (Exit #298) and drive 2 miles south-east on FR 618 to the campground on your left.

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