Located on the banks of Wolf Creek, Arizona walnut and live-oaks are interspersed among the ponderosa pines in this boulder-strewn campground that was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the late 1930s. A host is available to provide information and assist visitors.
20 campsites with picnic tables, and fire rings with grills
No drinking water
At a Glance
First come, first served
$10 for campsite
$5 for extra vehicle
May1 - Oct 31
Quiet hours between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
Campfires in developed fire pits only
The gathering of dead wood is allowed for campground use only
Fireworks are prohibited
Dogs must be on leash
OHV/ATV use prohibited in the campground
Maximum length of stay: 14 days
Approximately 15 minutes from Prescott, AZ
There are two principal access routes to the campground. Depending upon which route you choose, travel on an unpaved road will range from 1.25 to 5 miles.
From Prescott take the Senator Highway (Mt. Vernon Avenue) south for about 6 miles. You will pass the entrance to Goldwater Lake and the community of Groom Creek. The pavement will end about 500 feet before you reach Forest Road 97. Turn right onto Forest Road 97 and travel for another 1.25 miles to the campground on the left side of the road. Forest Road 97 is unpaved but is suitable for all vehicles during dry road conditions.
An alternate route from Prescott is to take U.S. Highway 89 (White Spar Road) south for about 6 miles to Forest Road 97. Turn left on Forest Road 97 and go for another 5.1 miles on graded dirt road to the campground.
Each campsite usually accommodates one vehicle towing a camp trailer plus one additional vehicle (there is a charge for additional vehicle). Vehicles must be parked in space provided on site - not along side the road.
Sites are designed for 5 people; a maximum of 10 is allowed only to accommodate a single large family.
Depending on the site, Lower Wolf Creek Campground can accomodate trailers between 22-40', but there are no hook-ups.