Dogtown Lake Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

Photograph of Dogtown Lake near Williams, Arizona.

Dogtown Lake got its name from the extensive prairie dog towns that once covered open areas near the lake. In spite of the name, this medium-sized body of water is actually surrounded by trees. Today, you'll find fewer prairie dogs than forest visitors, who've come to camp and fish for the trout, crappies, and channel cats stocked here. Near the lake, visitors can enjoy a guided nature trail and a hiking trail that leads to a scenic overlook of the area from the top of nearby Davenport Hill. The campground is approximately 6.5 miles south and east of Williams and has a spectacular view of Bill Williams Mountain.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Generally open May 1 to Sept. 30 for overnight camping, depending on weather. At other times, open for day use only.
Fees
  • Single site - $20/night (first vehicle), additional vehicles $9.
  • Double site - $32/night (first 2 vehicles), additional vehicles $15.
  • Day use of Ramada Picnic Site, with reservation - $25.
  • Group site is $210 per night, up to 80 people & 20 vehicles.
  • Firewood is $5 a bundle.
  • Reservations can be made for 30 of 50 single sites.
  • Reservations can be made for 3 of 4 double sites.
  • Reservations must be made for the group site.
  • All reservations must be made through www.recreation.gov.
  • Sites without reservations are available on a first come, first served basis.
Permit Info: Please refer to the Arizona Game and Fish Department for current fishing regulations and permits. http://www.azgfd.gov/
Open Season: May 1
Best Season: Open season can vary depending on weather, snowfall and road access.
Restrictions:
  • No swimming allowed in lake.
  • No Sewage dump station available.
  • Pets must always be restrained or on a leash.
  • Any wood used in the group site fireplace at Dogtown Lake Campground must be approved first by the Dogtown Lake Campground Host for type and size in order to avoid excess smoke and to reduce residue in the chimney.
  • Motorbikes and ATVs may be used only to enter and leave the area.
  • Small electric boat motors only.
  • No waste water drained onto ground. Maximum campground stay limit is 14 days.
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Pit toilets
Passes: The Interagency Senior Passes and Access Passes are accepted for a 50 percent off discount at the first-come, first-served single family sites. No discount cards are accepted at the Group Sites.
 

General Information

Directions:

From Williams turn south on Fourth Street (FR 173-Perkinsville Rd. ) for 3.5 miles to Forest Road 140. Turn left on FR 140 and continue for 3 miles to FR 132; turn left onto FR 132 and follow it to Dogtown Lake . The roads are paved and gravelled for all-weather use.
 


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Location

 
  Latitude : 
35.21129
  Longitude : 
-112.12425
  Elevation : 
7050 feet