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.
Tuesday 09/19 0%
High 77° / Low 54°
Plentiful sunshine. High 77F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Wednesday 09/20 0%
High 77° / Low 52°
Sunny. High 77F. Winds S at 15 to 25 mph.
Thursday 09/21 0%
High 74° / Low 47°
Sunny and windy. High 74F. Winds S at 20 to 30 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Friday 09/22 10%
High 68° / Low 43°
Mostly sunny skies. High 68F. Winds SSW at 20 to 30 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Saturday 09/23 0%
High 67° / Low 42°
Sunny skies. High 67F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday 09/24 0%
High 70° / Low 44°
Sunny skies. High near 70F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
What To Do
Hiking – There are miles of hiking trails in the area with abundant scenic views
Image Credits: ThoreauDown via Flickr