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

Getting There

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
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.


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.

Partly Cloudy
Thursday 03/22 0%
High 70° / Low 42°
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy with gusty winds. High near 70F. Winds SW at 20 to 30 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Friday 03/23 20%
High 63° / Low 40°
Partly Cloudy
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 63F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 03/24 0%
High 59° / Low 36°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 59F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.
Sunday 03/25 0%
High 55° / Low 30°
Mainly sunny. High around 55F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.
Mostly Cloudy
Monday 03/26 10%
High 50° / Low 28°
Mostly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will become overcast in the afternoon. High around 50F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.
Mostly Cloudy
Tuesday 03/27 20%
High 49° / Low 29°
Mostly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will become overcast in the afternoon. High 49F. Winds ENE 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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