Hospital Flat Campground

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Hospital Flat is so named because in the 1880’s it served as a site for a field hospital for ailing soldiers from Fort Grant. That frontier outpost is located along Grant Creek on the south slope of the Pinaleños. The restorative powers of this cool mountain meadow, carpeted with wildflowers and traversed by a small creek, were sufficiently notable that it also became a summer retreat for officers and their families trying to escape the heat of their desert outpost. Fort Grant was closed in 1905 and now serves as an Arizona State Prison Facility. Hospital Flat still serves as a popular refuge for forest recreationists who come to its pleasant surroundings for much the same reason as did those soldiers of a hun.

At a Glance

Fees Camping: $10 per night. Picnicking or other day use in Campgrounds: $10 per day. All fees are payable by cash, check or money order at the time you occupy the site. Make check or money order payable to "USDA Forest Service."
Restrictions: Tent camping only. Pack and saddle stock are not permitted in campground. Limit 2 vehicles and 10 persons per site. 14 day stay limit
Closest Towns: Hospital Flat Campground is located in the Pinaleño Mountains 31 miles southwest of Safford. Nearest first aid is Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center in Safford, 31 miles away.
Restroom: Vault flush toilets
Operated By: Safford Ranger District

General Information

Directions: From Safford drive south 8 miles on US 191 to AZ 366. Turn right (southwest) onto 366 and drive 23.3 miles to the campground entrance on the left side of the road. Accessible from April 15 to November 14, weather permitting.

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Some walking is required to get to your campsite. Tent camping only. Mountain meadow setting. Late summer wildflowers. Semi-secluded sites. Nature Trail . Tables and fire grills.
No. of Sites10

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
32.6665
  Longitude : 
-109.8751
  Elevation : 
9,000 feet