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.
Monday 06/26 0%
High 98° / Low 66°
Abundant sunshine. High 98F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.
Tuesday 06/27 0%
High 96° / Low 63°
Sunny skies. High 96F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.
Wednesday 06/28 0%
High 94° / Low 62°
Mainly sunny. High 94F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph.
Thursday 06/29 0%
High 94° / Low 62°
Mainly sunny. High 94F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.
Friday 06/30 0%
High 96° / Low 64°
A mainly sunny sky. High 96F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday 07/01 0%
High 95° / Low 63°
Mainly sunny. High near 95F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 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.