Pumphouse Wash Dispersed Camping Area is a popular no fee, dispersed camping spot along SR 89A in northern Arizona, just south of Flagstaff. It is a nice alternative to the busy campgrounds along Oak Creek for people that like to camp to get away from other people.

The dispersed camping area is comprised of four loops of numbered campsites. For the most part, the campsites are large, flat, and shaded. Ponderosa Pines cover the campsites and provide shade throughout the day. The only amenity at the Pumphouse Wash campsites is a fire ring at each numbered site. There are no restrooms, toilets, or trash services on site.


Pumphouse Wash Dispersed Camping Area Features

Campground Type: Dispersed
Number of Campsites:
Cost: No Fee
Use Level: High
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Fire Rings: Yes
Drinking Water: None
Toilets: None
Showers: None
Trash/Dumpsters: None – Pack it out
Hiking Access: Yes
Beach/Lake Access: None
RV/Trailer Length: Not Defined
RV/Trailer Amenities: None
Cell Phone Service: None
Wifi: None
Operating Season: Campground Open all year.
  • Camp only in signed and numbered designated campsites.
  • Park within 50 feet of campsite sign post.
  • Follow all fire restrictions. During both Stage 1 and Stage 2 Fire Restrictions, campfires are prohibited at this site. Gas operated devices with an on/off switch are allowed.
  • Use designated campfire rings.

Getting There

Geo Coordinates:
35.056777, -111.723351
Nearest City/Town: Flagstaff, Arizona
Elevation: 6400 Feet
Location: Coconino County, Arizona
Paved Road Access: None
Proximity to Stores: 12 Miles – Flagstaff, Arizona
Pumphouse Wash Dispersed Camping Area is 11 miles south of Flagstaff and 18 miles north of Sedona.

  • From Flagstaff: Take I-17 south to the SR 89A turnoff towards Sedona. Head south at the round-about. Drive about 8 miles to FR 237 on the left. Drive for about 1-2 miles before you see the first camping loop.
  • From Sedona: Take SR89A north about 18 miles to FR 237 on the right. Drive for about 1-2 miles before you see the first camping loop.


Maps & Brochures
Pumphouse Wash Brochure


Phone:  (928) 527-3600
Web: Coconino National Forest
Reservations: First-come, first-served
Chance of Snow
Tuesday 10/16 80%
High 36° / Low 31°
Chance of Snow
Chance of snow showers early. Lows overnight in the low 30s.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 10/17 20%
High 42° / Low 30°
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy early with partial sunshine expected late. High 42F. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 10/18 10%
High 49° / Low 31°
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 49F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.
Friday 10/19 10%
High 50° / Low 33°
Sunny skies. High near 50F. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 10/20 20%
High 56° / Low 38°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 56F. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Sunday 10/21 60%
High 56° / Low 37°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partial cloudiness early, with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 56F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

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Pumphouse Wash Dispersed Camping Area Pictures

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