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.
Tuesday 10/16 40%
High 48° / Low 38°
Chance of Rain
Showers ending early. Lows overnight in the upper 30s.
Wednesday 10/17 10%
High 62° / Low 40°
Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 62F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph.
Thursday 10/18 10%
High 66° / Low 42°
Mainly sunny. High 66F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.
Friday 10/19 0%
High 67° / Low 45°
Sunny skies. High 67F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday 10/20 40%
High 71° / Low 49°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partly cloudy in the morning followed by scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 71F. Winds ESE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Sunday 10/21 50%
High 68° / Low 48°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Scattered thunderstorms. High 68F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
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.