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

Getting There

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
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


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.

Saturday 02/24 0%
High 44° / Low 19°
Plentiful sunshine. High 44F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday 02/25 0%
High 48° / Low 26°
Mainly sunny. High 48F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Monday 02/26 0%
High 51° / Low 28°
Sunny. High 51F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.
Tuesday 02/27 60%
High 44° / Low 23°
Sunny skies during the morning hours will give way to cloudy skies with a mixture of light rain and snow developing in the afternoon. High 44F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Snow Showers
Wednesday 02/28 50%
High 41° / Low 23°
Snow Showers
Snow showers before noon. Becoming partly cloudy later. High 41F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 50%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.
Thursday 03/01 10%
High 47° / Low 29°
A mainly sunny sky. High 47F. Winds SSW 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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