Powell Springs Campground is a small, free campground along seasonal Hackberry Wash in the hills of Prescott National Forest built by the CCC during the Depression Era. The campground is shaded by tall ponderosa pines and there are many hiking and biking trails nearby. These trails can be used as a jumping off point for exploring the Black Hills area of Mingus Mountain, as well as the Pine Mountain and Ceder Mesa Wilderness areas.
There are only 11 designated campsites at Powell Springs Campground. Each campsite has a fire ring and picnic table. There is a vault toilet onsite as well. No drinking water is available at the campground. The campground is open year-round, but closes after heavy rain or snow storms, as well as when the roads get too icy to pass. If you are planning on camping at Powell Springs, please contact the Verde Ranger Station to verify that it is open.
Powell Springs Campground Features
|Campground Type:||Organized, Semi-primitive|
|Number of Campsites:||11 Campsites|
|Toilets:||Yes – Vault Toilet available|
|Trash/Dumpsters:||None – Pack it out|
|RV/Trailer Length:||22-40 Feet|
|Cell Phone Service:||None|
|Operating Season:||Campground Open Year-round|
|Nearest City/Town:||Dewey, Arizona|
|Location:||Yavapai County, Arizona|
|Paved Road Access:||None|
|Proximity to Stores:||15 Miles|
Take State Route 69 to Dewey, head east on Hwy 169 for about 9.5 miles. Turn left on Cherry Creek Rd, which is a dirt road (access to Cherry Creek Rd. may be restricted during rain and snow). Follow road approximately 4.5 miles to Powell Springs Campground on the left.
|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.
Thursday 03/22 10%
High 73° / Low 46°
Partly cloudy early then becoming cloudy and windy this afternoon. High 73F. Winds SSW at 20 to 30 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Friday 03/23 10%
High 69° / Low 43°
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 69F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday 03/24 0%
High 65° / Low 38°
Partly cloudy skies. High around 65F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph.
Sunday 03/25 0%
High 61° / Low 34°
Mainly sunny. High 61F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph.
Monday 03/26 10%
High 54° / Low 33°
Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will become overcast in the afternoon. High 54F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday 03/27 20%
High 53° / Low 33°
Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will become overcast in the afternoon. High 53F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.
Be Sure to Bring
What To Do
Hiking & Mountain Biking – There are miles of trails in the area that are great for day hikes and mountain bike rides. Powell Springs Campground is situated in the Black Hills of Mingus Mountain and is a great spot for exploring the area.