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 the creek, with toilet and fire rings, located 2 miles away: FR 618 to FR 121 to FR 618G.
Dispersed camping along Forest Road 618: Numerous locations, no facilities.
Clear Creek Campground: Fee-based campground with all amenities, located on West Clear Creek; follow FR 618 to SR 260 to Clear Creek Campground. Approximately 13 miles from here on dirt road. Single-unit sites are on a first-come, first-served basis only; Group site reservations are required from Recreation.gov.
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Camping & Cabins
No. of Accessible sites
12 single site(s)
Campground available for picnic/day use from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $8.00. Firewood is available for sale in all our campgrounds by our hosts for $7.00 ea.