Groom Creek Horse Camp

  

The horse campground has been completely renovated, utilizing volunteer donations and labor, plus Forest Service grant money. 12 new corrals were installed, plus tie-lines relocated and 2 additional water outlets were added. Both a volunteer host and a volunteer custodian are on duty to assist visitors. The horse campground is quite spacious and suitable for even the largest RVs.

Facilities

  • 36 campsites with picnic tables, stand-up grills, fire rings, horse tethers, and hitching racks
  • 2 group picnic sites with picnic tables, stand-up grills, and fire fings
  • 30 corrals (16 foot x 16 foot)
  • Drinking water
  • Vault toilets
  • Garbage service

At a Glance

Reservations: Yes at Recreation.gov
Fees
  • $18 for campsite
  • $5 for extra vehicle
Open Season: May 1 - Oct 31
Usage: Medium
Restrictions:
  • 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
  • All smoking must be done within enclosed vehicles, buildings, or developed fee recreation sites where the area is cleared of all flammable material
Closest Towns: Prescott, AZ
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions:

From downtown Prescott, take Gurley Street east to Mt. Vernon Avenue. Take Mt. Vernon (Senator Highway, Forest Road #52) south for approximately 6.5 miles to Groom Creek. The Horse Camp is just 0.7 miles south of the center of Groom Creek. Trailhead for Groom Creek Loop Trail #307 is east across Forest Road #52 from the campground.


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Activities


Horse Riding & Camping

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Horse Camping

  • See description under "facilities" above.

Horse Riding

  • Across the road from the trailhead to the Groom Creek Loop Trail #307, an 8.7 mile non-motorized loop which passes by the Spruce Mountain Lookout Tower where there are picnic tables and a vault toilet.