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.
Saturday 02/24 0%
High 44° / Low 19°
Plentiful sunshine. High 44F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday 02/25 0%
High 48° / Low 26°
Mainly sunny. High 48F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Monday 02/26 0%
High 51° / Low 28°
Sunny. High 51F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.
Tuesday 02/27 60%
High 44° / Low 23°
Sunny skies during the morning hours will give way to cloudy skies with a mixture of light rain and snow developing in the afternoon. High 44F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Wednesday 02/28 50%
High 41° / Low 23°
Snow showers before noon. Becoming partly cloudy later. High 41F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 50%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.
Thursday 03/01 10%
High 47° / Low 29°
A mainly sunny sky. High 47F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.
What To Do
Hiking – There are miles of hiking trails in the area with abundant scenic views
Image Credits: ThoreauDown via Flickr