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|
|Trash/Dumpsters:||None – Pack it out|
|RV/Trailer Length:||Not Specified|
|Cell Phone Service:||Possible|
|Operating Season:||Campground Open Year-round|
|Nearest City/Town:||Prescott, Arizona|
|Location:||Yavapai County, Arizona|
|Paved Road Access:||Yes|
|Proximity to Stores:||5 Miles|
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.
Maps & Brochures
|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.
Tuesday 04/25 0%
High 68° / Low 39°
Abundant sunshine. High 66F. Winds NW at 15 to 25 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Wednesday 04/26 0%
High 71° / Low 47°
Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 71F. N winds shifting to WSW at 15 to 25 mph.
Thursday 04/27 0%
High 74° / Low 42°
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 74F. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Friday 04/28 0%
High 67° / Low 32°
Abundant sunshine. High 67F. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Saturday 04/29 0%
High 63° / Low 37°
Sunny, along with a few afternoon clouds. High 63F. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph.
Sunday 04/30 0%
High 71° / Low 43°
Mainly sunny. High 71F. NNE winds shifting to WNW at 10 to 15 mph.
Be Sure to Bring
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