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

Campground Type: Organized
Number of Campsites: 57 Campsites
Cost:
Use Level: Heavy
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Fire Rings: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Toilets: Yes – Vault Toilets
Showers: No
Trash/Dumpsters: Yes
Hiking Access: Yes
Beach/Lake Access: None
RV/Trailer Length: 40 Feet
RV/Trailer Amenities: None
Cell Phone Service: Yes
Wifi: None
Operating Season: Campground Open Year-round
Other: Only 12 campsites are available in the winter.

Getting There

Address:
Geo Coordinates:
34.50854084, -112.476462
Nearest City/Town: Prescott, Arizona
Elevation: 5700 Feet
Location: Yavapai County, Arizona
Paved Road Access: Yes
Proximity to Stores: 3 Miles
Directions:
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.

Connect

Phone: 928-443-8000
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.

Thunderstorm
Sunday 07/23 80%
High 81° / Low 62°
Thunderstorm
Scattered thunderstorms during the morning becoming more widespread this afternoon. High 81F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Monday 07/24 60%
High 74° / Low 60°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Mixed clouds and sun with scattered thunderstorms. High 74F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Mostly Cloudy
Tuesday 07/25 20%
High 77° / Low 63°
Mostly Cloudy
Mainly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 77F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 07/26 0%
High 83° / Low 65°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 83F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Thursday 07/27 10%
High 85° / Low 66°
Clear
Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High around 85F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Friday 07/28 20%
High 85° / Low 66°
Partly Cloudy
Partly to mostly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High near 85F. Winds WNW 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

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Justin is an IT Professional, focused on cloud, mobile, and infrastructure management and security with his consulting business, as well as chief bottle washer for this website. In addition to NextCampsite.com, Justin also runs and writes for the technology infrastructure-focused blog OddJobsInTech.com, and the mobile device-focused blog EnterpriseMobileDevice.com.

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