Lower Wolf Creek Campground is a medium-sized remote campground located high the Bradshaw Mountains in Prescott National Forest. While the campground is located deep in the mountains, it is only 12 miles from downtown Prescott. The campground is shaded by Arizona Live Oak, Ponderosa, and Walnut trees. The adjacent trails are a great way to explore the area.
There are 20 campsites for tent and RV camping at Lower Wolf Creek. Each campsite has a fire ring, picnic table, and access to vault toilets. Drinking water is not available at the campground. Supplies and services are located 12 miles away in Prescott. The campground is open year-round.
Lower Wolf Creek Campground Features
|Number of Campsites:||20 Campsites|
$5/night additional vehicle
|Toilets:||Yes – Vault Toilets|
|RV/Trailer Length:||32 Feet|
|Cell Phone Service:||Possible|
|Operating Season:||Campground Open May 1st to October 31st|
|Nearest City/Town:||Prescott, Arizona|
|Location:||Yavapai County, Arizona|
|Paved Road Access:||Yes|
|Proximity to Stores:||12 Miles|
||From Prescott head south on the Senator Highway/Mt. Vernon Avenue for about 6 miles. The pavement will end about 500 feet before you reach Forest Road 97 (FR97). Turn right onto FR97 and travel for another 1.25 miles to the campground on the left side of the road. FR97 is unpaved but is suitable for all vehicles during dry road conditions.
An alternate route from Prescott is to take U.S. Highway 89/White Spar Road south for about 6 miles to Forest Road 97. Turn left on FR97 and go for another 5.1 miles on graded dirt road to the campground.
|Web:||Prescott National Forest|
|Reservations:||Not Accepted – First Come, First Served|
When To Go
Fall – The summers at Lower Wolf Creek Campground can be a little warm, but the weather in Fall is perfect.
Tuesday 10/16 20%
High 45° / Low 35°
Clouds early, some clearing late. Lows overnight in the mid 30s.
Wednesday 10/17 10%
High 58° / Low 37°
Sunny, along with a few afternoon clouds. High 58F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday 10/18 10%
High 63° / Low 39°
Mainly sunny. High 63F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.
Friday 10/19 0%
High 64° / Low 42°
Mainly sunny. High 64F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday 10/20 40%
High 67° / Low 46°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partly cloudy in the morning followed by scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 67F. Winds ESE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Sunday 10/21 50%
High 65° / Low 45°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Scattered thunderstorms. High near 65F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
What To Do
Hiking – There are miles of trails in the area that are great for day hikes.
Lower Wolf Creek Campground was developed in the 1930’s by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), as part of depression era program to put young people to work. There are stone and rock monuments onsite that still bear the CCC logos.