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.
Wednesday 10/18 0%
High 83° / Low 53°
Partly cloudy this morning, then becoming cloudy during the afternoon. High 83F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday 10/19 0%
High 80° / Low 50°
Partly cloudy skies. High near 80F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph.
Friday 10/20 0%
High 75° / Low 46°
Sunny skies with gusty winds developing later in the day. High near 75F. Winds S at 20 to 30 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Saturday 10/21 0%
High 75° / Low 45°
Sunny. High around 75F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday 10/22 0%
High 81° / Low 50°
A mainly sunny sky. High 81F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.
Monday 10/23 0%
High 85° / Low 53°
Sunny skies. High near 85F. Winds NE 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.