Potts Creek Road Campground

Potts Creek Road Campground

Potts Creek Road Campground is a tiny, primitive campground with only 8 campsites off of FDR 373 in the Prescott National Forest. The campground is one of a handful of dispersed campgrounds in the Prescott Basin area located next to Thumb Butte Loop Campground. Abundant hiking trails are nearby.

The 8 campsites at Potts Creek Road Campground are widely spaced and offer great privacy. There are 6 campsites that can accommodate an RV or trailer. The campsites are technically open all year, but beware the area does get snow in the winter.

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 Potts Creek Road Campground. Supplies can found nearby in Prescott.

Potts Creek Road Campground Features

Campground Type: Organized, Primitive
Number of Campsites: 8 Campsites
Cost: No Fee
Use Level: Low
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Fire Rings: Yes
Drinking Water: None
Toilets: None
Showers: None
Trash/Dumpsters: None – Pack it out
Hiking Access: Yes
Beach/Lake Access: None
RV/Trailer Length: Not Specified
RV/Trailer Amenities: None
Cell Phone Service: Possible
Wifi: None
Operating Season: Campground Open Year-round
Other:

Getting There

Address:
Geo Coordinates:
34.527605, -112.545142
Nearest City/Town: Prescott, Arizona
Elevation: 6800 Feet
Location: Yavapai County, Arizona
Paved Road Access: Yes
Proximity to Stores: 5 Miles
Directions:
From Prescott:

Head west for 5.2 miles on Gurley Street in Prescott, it will turn into Thumb Butte Road, and then will turn into FDR 373. Head south on FDR 373 for 1.6 miles to FDR 51. Turn left on FDR 51. Potts Creek Road Campground is located along FDR 51.

Potts Creek Road Campsites

Camping Supply List

Connect

Phone: (928) 567-4121
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.

Clear
Friday 05/26 0%
High 75° / Low 48°
Clear
Sunny. High near 75F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.
Clear
Saturday 05/27 0%
High 77° / Low 49°
Clear
Mainly sunny. High 77F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Clear
Sunday 05/28 0%
High 81° / Low 52°
Clear
Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 81F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Monday 05/29 0%
High 84° / Low 54°
Clear
Sunny, along with a few afternoon clouds. High 84F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 05/30 0%
High 83° / Low 54°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. High 83F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 05/31 20%
High 79° / Low 53°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 79F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.

What To Do

Hiking & Mountain Biking – There are numerous hiking trails in the area, some of which are also suitable for mountain biking.

 

Image Credits: Kevin Spencer via Flickr

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