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.
Sites without reservations are available on a first come, first served basis.
Please refer to the Arizona Game and Fish Department for current fishing regulations and permits.
May 1 - Sept 30
Open season can vary depending on weather, snowfall and road access.
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.
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.
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.