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.
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
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
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.
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.