The best camping near Prescott National Forest

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Hawks Hideaway Camping, LLC

17 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents7 acres · Cottonwood, AZ
We offer various camping accommodations, as well as a teepee. See our different listings for info on each. A few choice examples of local activities to do on or very near to our campsite include: Bird watching, hiking, river rafting or tubing, kayaking, fishing, swimming, horseback riding, stargazing, and even rockhounding. This area conforms to the Arizona Dark Sky initiative, and while we are not dark-sky certified, we've had several guests compliment us on our location. When it comes to rockhounding, or amateur geology, this is a fantastic area for exploration and study.  The cliff walls of the Verde River offer clear and distinct sedimentary layers, and the frequent flooding of the massive sandy riverbed reveals countless undiscovered treasures.We gladly welcome pets, including horses, as long as the guests inform us of their presence, and takes care of all their needs, including cleaning up any mess. There is a professional horse-boarding field and stables adjacent to our property, and a long pleasant trail allows horseback riders to follow the Verde Greenway into Old Town Cottonwood if they so desire. Please remember that this is a natural and secluded spot located directly adjacent to the state-maintained Verde Ripparian Greenway and the Verde River. This means you may encounter wildlife and pests associated with being in such close connection to nature. Be prepared to tuck your food away and bring ample protection from the insects.
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GoldBar Ranch Campground

11 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Wilhoit, AZ
Our campground has been operating for years, This is a NEW listing with the same management! CAMPFIRES ARE RESTRICTED! FIRE BAN IN PLACE FISHING IS CATCH AND RELEASE! BARBLESS HOOKS We do shut fires down if the county restricts them on a county wide basis but currently it’s allowed! Retreat at The Goldbar Ranch is nestled in the heart of the Wild West, offering a one-of-a-kind experience for those seeking adventure, relaxation, and connection. This beautiful campground offers endless opportunities for fun and relaxation. Take a dip in the refreshing water, cast for huge fish in the stocked pond (catch and release, Barbless hooks please!), or enjoy a peaceful evening roasting marshmallows by the campfire with friends and family. If you're feeling more adventurous, take your stand-up paddleboard out for a spin, hike to nearby ruins, or try your hand at panning for gold. For those looking for an extra thrill, you can sign up for horseback rides (coming soon), as well as adventure trails for guests with jeeps and side-by-sides. The stunning natural surroundings provide a perfect backdrop for all your outdoor activities, ensuring an unforgettable experience for all. The entire lake is also available for private parties including; business mixers, retreats, and weddings. The onsite partner vendors offer tables, chairs, and catering to make your event planning as stress-free as possible. Visit to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and immerse yourself in nature and sunshine. Whether you're seeking adventure or relaxation, there is something for you at Retreat at The Goldbar Ranch. Book your stay today and create memories that will last a lifetime!
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Sacred Springs

5 sites · Lodging, Tents8 acres · Lake Montezuma, AZ
Sacred Springs A phenomenal, sacred, riparian corridor. Sacred Springs offers a retreat for seekers of nature’s serenity and spiritual renewal. Just up the creek from the iconic Montezuma Castle National Monument and down from the enchanting Montezuma Well. Your journey will begin long before you arrive, as you enter into the sacred river valley and embark on the primitive road that leads to our desert oasis. From our campsites, you'll have the remarkable opportunity to witness the echoes of the past and the pulse of the present, as an active view of the nearby I-17 highway traces the path of this ancient route. As travelers journey along this prehistoric corridor, their footsteps echo those of countless generations who traversed these lands long before us. Driving atop the mesa, you'll feel the powerful energy of the desert enveloping you and by the time you reach Sacred Springs you’ll sense, the immense potential for transformation and connection that awaits you. Our campsites have breathtaking, panoramic views overlooking a powerful confluence of Wet Beaver Creek and Dry Beaver Creek. While Sacred Springs offers a breathtaking retreat amidst the beauty of nature, it's important to note the inherent dangers of our unique landscape. Perched on a cliff 60 feet above the creek, our property boasts stunning views and serene surroundings—but it also requires vigilance and care. The terrain here is steep and unforgiving, reminding us to slow down and savor each moment mindfully. (Please, remain on trails at all times.) With every step, it's crucial to remain fully present, ensuring proper footing and safe navigation at all times. As you explore the wonders of Sacred Springs, let this be an opportunity to hone your senses and cultivate a deeper connection with the earth beneath your feet. Embrace the challenge of traversing the rugged terrain, knowing that every cautious step brings you closer to the heart of this sacred sanctuary. This land holds the echoes of a prehistoric ancient community that thrived right here, utilizing irrigation for farming and dwelling in cliffside abodes. Picture yourself immersed in the rich history of the Verde valley, sitting in a cave dwelling pondering about the daily lives of the Hisat'sinom, the ancient cliff dwellers. You'll have the opportunity to reconnect with yourself, and to heal. Relax fully immersed in a natural riparian corridor as you hike along the creek, find your peace in one of our hammock swings next to the creek, or witness the breathtaking sunrise and sunset, from the best seat in Arizona. —With mindfulness and respect for the land, may your visit be one of discovery, growth, and profound reverence for the natural world. Sacred Springs. 🌞🏜️ Driving from Sacred Springs— •Fossil Creek: Distance: Approximately 35 miles Driving time: Around 1 hour and 30 minutes •BullPen: Distance: Approximately 21 miles Driving time: Around 1 hour •Snowbowl/ Humphrey’s Peak trailhead (Flagstaff): Distance: Approximately 65 miles Driving time: Around 1 hour and 20 minutes •Sedona/ Village of Oak Creek: Distance: Approximately 17 miles Driving time: Around 25 minutes •Montezuma Castle National Monument: Distance: Approximately 7 miles Driving time: Around 15 minutes •Tuzigoot Monument: Distance: Approximately 20 miles Driving time: Around 40 minutes •Cornville: Distance: Approximately 10 miles Driving time: Around 20 minutes •Camp Verde: Distance: Approximately 9 miles Driving time: Around 20 minutes •Cottonwood: Distance: Approximately 17 miles Driving time: Around 33 minutes •Jerome: Distance: Approximately 25 miles Driving time: Around 50 minutes •Grand Canyon, Bright Angel Lodge: Distance: Approximately 130 miles Driving time: Around 2 hours and 20 minutes •Prescott Downtown: Distance: Approximately 35 miles Driving time: Around 55 minutes •Phoenix Sky Harbor Distance: Approximately 100 miles Driving time: Around 1 hour and 40 minutes •Flagstaff: Distance: Approximately 50 miles Driving time: Around 1 hour •Four Corners: Distance: Approximately 276 miles Driving time: Around 4 hours 15 minutes
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Beaver Creek Oasis

4 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents21 acres · Rimrock, AZ
Located on Beaver Creek on 21 acres you may choose your site tucked in the mesquite bosque or among the sycamores. The 1 1/2 mile dirt road is rough but worth the effort. Close to Sedona, Page Springs wineries, hiking and relaxing. See the stars at night and let nature rejuvenate. The alpacas will be pleased to eat some grain from your palm and the rooster will wake you at dawn ready for the start the morning. Arrival before dark required for check-in unless approved by host in advance. Pitch your tent or park your van in a designated site of your choosing on 21 acres either tucked in the mesquite bosque, near the creek (hike-in) or among the sycamores (drive-in). The 1 1/2 mile dirt road is rough but worth the effort. Close to Sedona, Page Springs wineries, hiking and just relaxing. See the stars at night!  Arriving before dark on your check-in day is required.
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A Spark in the Dark Campground

15 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · Ash Fork, AZ
The most important thing for me is that my guests leave this place with memories that will turn into nostalgia. 40 huge, PRIVATE acres in the country of northern Arizona, The Spark can host the single camper looking for a quiet and private retreat, or the sleepy traveler who simply needs a place to park and snooze in their vehicle - all the way up to your large group and event! I am only here to make sure you have a safe and private place to camp the way YOU want! Dazzling night sky with near zero light pollution! Fabulous sunset views! Warm, gorgeous sunrises! Potential for wildlife! Cool rocks! Cool plants! Cool bugs! Family friendly. Pet friendly. MJ and such friendly. Come spend the night outside!!!
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Verde River Vortex

4 sites · Lodging2 acres · Clarkdale, AZ
Learn more about this land: Greetings fellow adventure lovers! Welcome to Verde River Vortex where we have Comfy Cabin Camping with access to tons of outdoor activities just out the back door. The Cabins are nestled around a patch of Bamboo and other high desert vegetation as well as a very rich cultural history with many Ruins and Other Native American Sights in the surrounding areas. The Verde River is one of Arizona's only two Wild and Scenic Rivers, yet it remains relatively undiscovered as a recreational resource is within walking distance and offers endless exploration and water fun in the Spring and Summer Months! The road to reach us is breathtaking in itself with ancient Sinaguan Ruins and strangely beautifully sculpted landscapes along the River drive. Enjoy miles of forests, rivers, lakes, swimming, hiking, mtb, all near by and all while being comfy and cozy for a nights recharge to do it all again after a hot shower or Jacuzzi or our Absolutely AWESOME wood fired Sauna with Cold water dipping pool under the stars. Each Cabin is fully equipt (hot water/appliances/kitchen/bathroom/dishes) as an Adventure base during your stay providing a comfortable, cozy and unique location for couples or small groups/families to enjoy while adventuring and creating memories in the area. We provide various suggestions on local activities for our guests to enjoy as well as helpful tips to get the most out of their stay. TWO CABINS AVAILABLE: Crystal Cabin Loft With Outdoor Jacuzzi - 1-4 ppl Great For Couples Juniper Cabin 1-4+ ppl Better for families or larger groups needing more space. More details on the spaces can be viewed in the individual cabin pictures/description. approx times to various points of interest from VRV: The Grand Canyon - 2.5hrs Cottonwood - 10-20 Sedona - 30-45 min Flagstaff - 1hr Prescott - 1hr Bryce Canyon - 6hrs Zion Nat Park - 5hrs Mexico - 6-7hrs **It should be noted that this is a Rural Area in which case you might hear Farm Animals, Dogs, Critters like Cayotes ! We are located on a Dirt Road, 4x4 is not needed unless we are having very stormy weather** Safe Adventuring to all and feel free to reach out with any questions.
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Verde Ranch RV Resort

260 sites · Lodging, RVs45 acres · Camp Verde, AZ
Planned with relaxation in mind and built with impeccable attention to detail, Verde Ranch works hard every day to create memorable vacation experiences that our guests will cherish forever. We believe that whether at home or on vacation, beautiful surroundings contribute to a sense of happiness, well-being, and comfort. With big-rig-friendly RV sites, we are redefining what it means to be a campground. We’re conveniently located right off of the highway and near many great local attractions and businesses. Work from anywhere with our high-speed WiFi. Relax and unwind by our pool, let the kids play in the splash pad, or the dogs run in our spacious dog park! Looking for adventure? Take advantage of our river access, hike the nearby trails, kayak the river or take a day trip to Sedona, Prescott, or Cottonwood from our RV Resort, to experience everything Arizona has to offer.
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Cardinal’s Grove

1 site · RV1 acre · Cornville, AZ
This property is surrounded by Mesquite trees boasting beautiful country views located in a picturesque green belt of Arizona. The graveled site includes a paver patio, table and chairs, a chiminea for fires and roasting marshmallows, and bird feeders with many active birds 🦅. It is situated on a one acre property which includes our home. Take a stroll around the country neighborhood, explore trails, grab a hamburger at the local burger place! A 10 minute drive to gorgeous wine country of Page Springs where you can enjoy a glass of wine and take in Oak Creek. Wonderful restaurants and shopping to enjoy in nearby Cottonwood and Jerome.
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Antelope Run Rewilding Camp

27 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · Ash Fork, AZ
We just purchased this forty acre parcel of open rangeland in Northern Arizona. The land is beautiful but overgrazed and depleted. We are committed to restoring it for the sake of the antelope and other wildlife in the area. Proceeds from campers will help to pay for wildlife permeable fencing and native grass and wildflower reseeding.
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Sun & Moon Geo Dome Retreat

2 sites · Lodging2 acres · Dewey, AZ
It seems like nearly everyone who comes here says this is a peaceful place!  It's like being out in the country whilst still being close enough to so many things, halfway between Sedona and Prescott, in a neighborhood with dirt roads and farm animals in which horses have the right away. The mountains are hypnotic. The air is clean. The stars are breathtaking. You can see the Milky Way on a clear night. The sunsets and sunrises are gorgeous and we see a lot of double rainbows here. The dome is fully furnished for 4 people. Inside there's a queen bed, futon, clean linens, table w/chairs, portable a/c, electric heater; propane heater, lamps, microwave (for indoor cooking), ice maker, Keurig coffee maker, mini-fridge, USB & outlets for small devices (light electrical usage only), and WIFI is available. Plus a yoga mat, books, & a binder with food and sightseeing recommendations for the area. Outside there's a picnic table, propane grill with side burner, propane firepit with comfortable seating surrounding. The clear dome windows are showing signs of aging, so the best star and sunset/sunrise viewing is outside. The outhouse building is equipped with a camping toilet, pump sink, and a camping shower (now heated!). One towel per guest, grill utensils, cups, and plate ware provided. Bring disposables if you do not want to wash your own dishes. Most of the time guests are able to park next to the dome but sometimes, weather depending, it will be necessary to park and walk in about a hundred feet away from the dome. Also on the property you'll find a walking path carved out through the trees behind the dome with a medicine wheel and labyrinth. The property is located in a rural neighborhood so there are other houses around, but at a far distance, with still plenty of privacy.  There are lots of animals like cardinals, hawks, owls, blue jays, roadrunners, hummingbirds, jackrabbits, cottontails, coyotes, and mule deer.  Farm animals like donkeys make sounds in the distance which is pretty comical at times. There are occasional sightings of beer, wolves, and mountain lions. The location is central to so many incredible places to explore. Within an hour each direction, there is distinctly different natural terrain to discover. Our local Mortimer Farm is 7 miles away and has a bakery (breakfast/sandwiches/treats), seasonal activities including pick your own food, farm dancing, and monthly farm to table dinners. We also have a local winery, golf course, café, pizzeria, subway and BBQ restaurant.  Here are some of the sight seeing possibilities you could use this location to launch from, just to get your mind percolating: Grand Canyon (2.5 hours)Devil’s Bridge (Sedona) Cathedral rock (Sedona) Bell Rock (Sedona) Oak Creek Canyon (Sedona) Bumblebee Giant Saguaros (North Phoenix) Watson’s Lake (Prescott) Granite Dels (Prescott) Ghost Town Tour (Jerome) Lowell Observatory (Flagstaff) Wupatki National Monument (Flagstaff) Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument (Flagstaff) Arizona Snowbowl (Flagstaff) Antelope Canyon (Page) Lake Powell (Page) Horseshoe Bend (Page) Petrified Forest National Park (2.75 hours) Meteor Crater National Landmark (2 hours) Walnut Canyon National Monument (Flagstaff) Montezuma Castle National Monument and Well (Camp Verde) Out of Africa Wildlife Park (Camp Verde) Desert Botanical Gardens (Phoenix) Wine Tasting (Page Springs) It's my intention that anyone who stays here, leaves more nourished in spirit, more firmly planted in their true selves and more deeply in alignment with nature's rhythm. Looking forward to your visit!
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Richard Wizardy's Cynosure Project

5 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · Camp Verde, AZ
Looking for a one-of-a-kind camping experience that combines art, nature, and outdoor adventure? Look no further than Richard Wizardry's Hipcamp listing! Tucked away in a picturesque mesquite Bosque on the banks of the year-round Verde River, this enchanting retreat offers guests the perfect home base for exploring the stunning natural beauty of the surrounding area. But what really sets Richard Wizardry's Hipcamp site apart is the incredible art that awaits you here. From flame effect robots that light up the night sky to stunning sculptures inspired by sacred geometry and whimsical creations made from recycled materials, there's something here for every art lover. And the best part? You'll have a chance to interact with the art and even create your own pieces during your stay! When you're ready to venture beyond the campsite, the year-round Verde River offers endless opportunities for hiking, fishing, and exploring the stunning natural beauty of the surrounding area. Kayak down Clear Creek to Beasley Flats or hike to explore cliff dwellings across the river from Beasley Flats. And when you're ready to unwind and recharge, Richard Wizardry's Hipcamp site offers the perfect oasis. While there's no kitchen on-site, you'll find a cozy fire ring where you can cook up delicious meals over an open flame and enjoy the company of friends and family under the stars. And if you're lucky enough to be here on the right day, you can even learn the art of cheese-making from Richard himself! So if you're looking for a truly unforgettable camping experience that combines natural beauty, artistic creativity, and a touch of whimsy, book your stay at Richard Wizardry's Hipcamp site today and get ready to explore the magic of the high desert!
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My Sacred Space

2 sites · RVs2 acres · Sedona, AZ
My sacred space. Nestled away off Red Rock Loop, amidst the majestic presence of Scheurman Mountain and Cathedral Rock, lies our tranquil Forest Garden. This serene haven boasts an irrigation ditch meandering through the property, nourishing a picturesque pond, while offering a refreshing dip in our crystal-clear, salt-balanced swimming pool. Our accommodations are elegantly simple yet modern, ensuring a clean and comfortable stay for two. Enjoy the convenience of heat and air conditioning, providing year-round comfort. For an immersive experience, opt for camping in our Earth Dome, where you can kindle a cozy fire under the starlit sky. Take leisurely strolls to the creek on our wooded property, basking in the rustic charm of nature. RV enthusiasts are welcome, with ample parking available. Access to water and electric hookups further enhances your stay, promising convenience amidst the wilderness. Embark on an unforgettable retreat at our Forest Garden, where nature's embrace awaits, and tranquility abounds. My Sacred space Discover your perfect getaway at my sacred space in Sedona, AZ. Nestled off Red Rock Loop, it is surrounded by a lush forest garden, the serene Sacred Oak Creek River, and stunning views of Scheurman Mountain and Cathedral Rock. My Sacred Space offers an elegant, simple, and modern stay. Clean and comfortable, with air conditioning and heating, this space is perfect for two. The unique Earth Dome provides a perfect camping spot. Pick fresh fruits from the mulberry tree or greens from the garden. Take a dip in our inviting salt-balanced swimming pool. Enjoy evenings and delightful conversations with the host by the fire pit. My sacred space promises an unforgettable escape to nature
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You decide if this place is a desert or pine forest in central Arizona. It depends on where you visit. See brown scrub vegetation and desert surroundings at lower elevations. Hike, drive, or climb upwards to find a mountainous landscape dominated by Ponderosa pines.

This vast area offers plenty to do. Drive to Palace Station, just south of Crooks Canyon. You won't find many people here because it's a ghost town in the Bradshaw Mountains. One lone building remains, and it's pretty much in the same condition as it was in the early 1900s.

Pan for gold in Lynx Creek to appreciate what pioneers went through. You might see one tiny flake of gold in an afternoon. Call ahead as Lynx Creek may not be open during inclement weather.

Camp underneath tall pine trees for some shade at upper elevations. This forest features RV, tent, and equestrian sites, as well as cabins.

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