Packsaddle Campground is a tiny campground with only four campsites located in the high-desert Cerbat Mountains north of Kingman, Arizona. This small campground is located at near the rocky ridge line of the mountains at 6,000 feet and is shaded by pinon pines and juniper trees with spectacular views of the Detrital Valley below. Packsaddle Campground has a near twin campground just down the road at Windy Point Campground. Hiking is abundant in the area with many destinations available including the nearby Mount Tiption Wilderness.

The four tent campsites at Packsaddle Campground offer a picnic table, fire ring, and access to vault toilets.

Packsaddle Campground Features

Campground Type: Organized
Number of Campsites: 4 Campsites
Cost: Free
Use Level: Low
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Fire Rings: Yes
Drinking Water: None
Toilets: Yes – Vault Toilets
Showers: None
Trash/Dumpsters: Yes
Hiking Access: Yes
Beach/Lake Access: None
RV/Trailer Length: Not Accessible for RVs
RV/Trailer Amenities: None
Cell Phone Service: None
Wifi: None
Operating Season: Campground open year-round

Getting There

Geo Coordinates: 35.452347, -114.170020
Nearest City/Town: Kingman, Arizona
Elevation: 6000 Feet
Location: Mohave County, Arizona
Paved Road Access: None
Proximity to Stores: 30 Miles to Kingman, Arizona
Directions: From Kingman, drive 18 miles north on US 93, to the Bureau of Land Management maintained Big Wash Road turnoff. Note: This turnoff is located 1.5 miles north of the State Road 62-Chloride turnoff. Packsaddle Recreation Site is located nine miles up the unpaved Big Wash Road from its junction with US 93.


Phone: (928) 718-3700
Web: Bureau of Land Management – Kingman Field Office
Reservations: Not Accepted – First-come/First-Served

When To Go

Spring – Fall – Packsaddle Campground is high enough to offer a break from the desert midsummer heat below, but the best times to go are early summer and fall.

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What To Do

Hiking – This is a popular activity in the area withe several hiking destinations nearby.

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