Groom Creek Horse Camp


Entrance to Groom Creek Horse Camp south of Prescott, AZHorse Camp is in the cool pines of Central ArizonaHorse and dog relax in the shade at Groom Creek Horse CampShade ramada, grills, and picnic tables perfect for group gatherings.Campsite in Groom Creek Horse CampA horse surveys the campsite from its corralNon-motorized Trail #383 leaving 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.


  • 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: Reservations must be made at least 3 days in advance and can be made up to 6 months in advance at or call 1 (877) 444-6777. One loop is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • $18 for campsite
  • $5 for extra vehicle
Usage: Medium
  • Check-in 2:00 PM or later; Check-out 12 NOON or earlier.  Early arrivals can park across the street at Trailhead 307 and enjoy equestrian trails until check-in time.  Those who occupy a site early are expected to pay the site fee at the same rate as an overnight visit.
  • 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 (6' maximum)
  • OHV/ATV use prohibited in the campground
  • Maximum length of stay: 14 days in 30-day period on the Prescott National Forest including stays at dispersed recreation sites. 
  • 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


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.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


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.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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6,000 feet