White Spar Campground is medium-sized pine covered campground just outside the town of Prescott in the National Forest. White Spar’s proximity to downtown Prescott is one of the things that makes this campground very popular in the peak summer camping season. The surrounding Bradshaw Mountains also offer up some good day hikes.
With 57 campsites for tent and RV camping, White Spar is a small-medium sized campground. Some of the spots are closer to their neighbors than others. Each campsite has a fire ring, picnic table, and access to drinking water and vault toilets. Most of the campsites here have parking big enough to accommodate an RV and a couple vehicles. Supplies and services are located a few miles away in Prescott.
While the campground is open year round, only 12 campsites are open in the winter. Water is also not available in the winter season.
White Spar Campground Features
|Number of Campsites:||57 Campsites|
|Toilets:||Yes – Vault Toilets|
|RV/Trailer Length:||40 Feet|
|Cell Phone Service:||Yes|
|Operating Season:||Campground Open Year-round|
|Other:||Only 12 campsites are available in the winter.|
|Nearest City/Town:||Prescott, Arizona|
|Location:||Yavapai County, Arizona|
|Paved Road Access:||Yes|
|Proximity to Stores:||3 Miles|
||From Downtown Prescott, turn south onto Montezuma Street from Gurley Street. Stay on Montezuma Street (which turns into Whitespar, then U.S. Highway 89) for 3 miles. The entrance to the campground is just off the highway on your left.|
|Web:||Prescott National Forest|
|Reservations:||Not Accepted – First Come, First Served|
When To Go
Early Spring & Fall – White Spar Campground is busiest in the during the summer camping season. The best time to visit White Spar is early spring & fall when the crowds are less crazy.
Friday 11/24 0%
High 75° / Low 43°
Sunny skies. High around 75F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday 11/25 0%
High 76° / Low 43°
Sunny. High 76F. Winds light and variable.
Sunday 11/26 0%
High 77° / Low 46°
Sunny skies. Near record high temperatures. High 77F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
Monday 11/27 0%
High 68° / Low 30°
Sunshine and a few clouds with gusty winds developing during the afternoon. High 68F. Winds SSW at 20 to 30 mph.
Tuesday 11/28 0%
High 59° / Low 34°
A mainly sunny sky. High 59F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday 11/29 0%
High 62° / Low 35°
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 62F. Winds light and variable.
What To Do
Hiking – There are miles of hiking trails in the area with abundant scenic views
Image Credits: ThoreauDown via Flickr