Hospital Flat Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

Hospital Flat Campground

Hospital Flat (Map) is so named because in the 1880s it served as a site for a field hospital for ailing soldiers from Fort Grant. That frontier outpost is located along Grant Creek on the south slope of the Pinalenos. The restorative powers of this cool mountain meadow, carpeted with wildflowers and traversed by a small creek, were sufficiently notable that it also became a summer retreat for officers and their families trying to escape the heat of their desert outpost. Fort Grant was closed in 1905 and now serves as an Arizona State Prison Facility. Hospital Flat still serves as a popular refuge for forest recreationists who come to its pleasant surroundings for much the same reason as did those soldiers.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed indefinitely to protect public health and align with state and local measures to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. Visit www.fs.usda.gov/goto/r3/safety for more information.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees Single site: $15.  With Golden Age/Access or Interagency Senior/Access pass $7.50. Payable with cash or check.
Open Season: April 15 - November 14
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Tent camping only. Pack and saddle stock are not permitted in campground. Limit 2 vehicles and 10 persons per site. 14 day stay limit
Closest Towns: Hospital Flat Campground is located in the Pinaleño Mountains 31 miles southwest of Safford. Nearest first aid is Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center in Safford, 31 miles away.
Water: No drinking water is available
Restroom: Yes
Operated By: Safford Ranger District
Information Center: Safford Ranger District (928) 428-4150

General Information

Directions: From Safford drive south 8 miles on US 191 to AZ 366. Turn right (southwest) onto 366 and drive 23.3 miles to the campground entrance on the left side of the road. Accessible from April 15 to November 14, weather permitting.

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Amenities

Picnic tables Yes
Toilets Yes
Parking Yes
Fee charged for some activities Yes
Tent camping Yes
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Location

 
  Latitude : 
32.6665

  Longitude : 
-109.8751

  Elevation : 
9,000 feet

 



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