Copper Basin Road Campground is another primitive campground in the Prescott Basin area, just outside of the city of Prescott with only 7 campsites. The campground is at the southern end of FDR 373 in the Prescott National Forest near Thumb Butte Loop Campground.
There are 7 private campsites at Copper Basin Road Campground, 6 of which can accommodate an RV or trailer. The campsites do not offer any amenities other than a fire ring. There is a post in the ground that is numbered to mark each designated campsite. All trash must be packed out. There is no fee for camping at Copper Basin Road Campground. Supplies can found nearby in Prescott.
The campsites are technically open all year, but beware the area does get snow in the winter.
Copper Basin Road Campground Features
|Campground Type:||Organized, Primitive|
|Number of Campsites:||7 Campsites|
|Trash/Dumpsters:||None – Pack it out|
|RV/Trailer Length:||Not Specified|
|Cell Phone Service:||Possible|
|Operating Season:||Campground Open Year-round|
|Nearest City/Town:||Prescott, Arizona|
|Location:||Yavapai County, Arizona|
|Paved Road Access:||Yes|
|Proximity to Stores:||5 Miles|
Head south on Montezuma Street in Prescott for 1 mile. It will turn into White Spar Hwy. 89. Turn right on Copper Basin Road and for travel 3.1 miles. The campsites are located along Copper Basin Road.
Maps & Brochures
|Web:||Prescott National Forest|
|Reservations:||Not Accepted – First Come, First Served|
When To Go
Summer through Fall – Summertime can get a little warmer, but the weather is still great. Snow is possible in the winter.
Tuesday 04/25 0%
High 68° / Low 39°
Abundant sunshine. High 66F. Winds NW at 15 to 25 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Wednesday 04/26 0%
High 71° / Low 47°
Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 71F. N winds shifting to WSW at 15 to 25 mph.
Thursday 04/27 0%
High 74° / Low 42°
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 74F. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Friday 04/28 0%
High 67° / Low 32°
Abundant sunshine. High 67F. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Saturday 04/29 0%
High 63° / Low 37°
Sunny, along with a few afternoon clouds. High 63F. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph.
Sunday 04/30 0%
High 71° / Low 43°
Mainly sunny. High 71F. NNE winds shifting to WNW at 10 to 15 mph.
Be Sure to Bring
What To Do
Hiking & Mountain Biking – There are numerous hiking trails in the area, some of which are also suitable for mountain biking.