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