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

Campground Type: Organized
Number of Campsites: 20 Campsites
Cost: $10/night
$5/night additional vehicle
Use Level: Medium
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Fire Rings: Yes
Drinking Water: None
Toilets: Yes – Vault Toilets
Showers: No
Trash/Dumpsters: Yes
Hiking Access: Yes
Beach/Lake Access: None
RV/Trailer Length: 32 Feet
RV/Trailer Amenities: None
Cell Phone Service: Possible
Wifi: None
Operating Season: Campground Open May 1st to October 31st
Other:

Getting There

Address:
Geo Coordinates:
34.45457872, -112.4597463
Nearest City/Town: Prescott, Arizona
Elevation: 6000 Feet
Location: Yavapai County, Arizona
Paved Road Access: Yes
Proximity to Stores: 12 Miles
Directions:
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.

Connect

Phone: 928-443-8000
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.

Clear
Saturday 08/19 20%
High 87° / Low 61°
Clear
Clear. Lows overnight in the low 60s.
Mostly Cloudy
Sunday 08/20 20%
High 82° / Low 60°
Mostly Cloudy
A mix of clouds and sun in the morning followed by cloudy skies during the afternoon. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 82F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Monday 08/21 20%
High 78° / Low 60°
Partly Cloudy
Partly to mostly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 78F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Tuesday 08/22 20%
High 82° / Low 62°
Clear
Sunny, along with a few afternoon clouds. High 82F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 08/23 10%
High 82° / Low 59°
Partly Cloudy
Some sun in the morning with increasing clouds during the afternoon. High 82F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 08/24 20%
High 80° / Low 60°
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High near 80F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

What To Do

Hiking – There are miles of trails in the area that are great for day hikes.

Fun Facts

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.

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