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 04/25 0%
High 66° / Low 38°
Sunny skies with gusty winds developing later in the day. High 66F. Winds WNW at 20 to 30 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Wednesday 04/26 0%
High 71° / Low 46°
Plentiful sunshine. High 71F. Winds NW at 15 to 25 mph.
Thursday 04/27 0%
High 73° / Low 43°
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 73F. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Friday 04/28 0%
High 65° / Low 32°
Partly cloudy early. Mostly sunny skies with gusty winds developing later in the day. High around 65F. Winds W at 20 to 30 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Saturday 04/29 0%
High 62° / Low 36°
Generally sunny. High 62F. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph.
Sunday 04/30 0%
High 71° / Low 42°
Sunny. High 71F. Winds N 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