Prescott, Arizona Camping
Description. The rugged, boulder strewn cliffs of Granite Mountain Wilderness provide a scenic setting at an elevation of 5,600 feet. It is a short walk from the campground to Granite Basin Lake. There are 25 campsites including 1 handicap accessible site. An $18 fee per camping site applies and is subject to change.
Campsites are generally large enough to accommodate parking for most recreational vehicles and camping trailers not exceeding 40 feet in length. There are no RV hookups, dump stations or shower facilities. There is a 14 day stay limit. Reservations are not accepted.
Granite Basin Lake is man-made and about 5 surface acres. It is not stocked with fish. Although fishing is usually rated as only fair to poor, the patient angler can often catch bluegill, largemouth bass, or catfish. A State of Arizona fishing license is required for anglers over the age of 13 years. Boats with electric motors only are allowed on the lake and swimming is not permitted.
Season. Open all year, weather permitting.
Facilities. 25 campsites with tables and grills. Drinking water and compositing toilets are available. Trails access: to Granite Mountain Trail #261 and the Clark Springs Trail #40.
Directions. From Prescott, take Gurley Street west to Grove Avenue. Turn north on Grove Avenue and proceed to the 4th traffic light. Stay in the left lane through this intersection and take Iron Springs Road for 3.2 miles to the turnoff to Granite Basin Lake (Forest Road 374). Turn north on FR 374 for about 4 miles to the campground/picnic area entrance. Driving time is about 15 minutes covering about 8.5 total miles.
Rates and seasons are subject to change. Please verify before visiting.
Bradshaw Ranger District
Prescott National Forest
2230 East Highway 19
Prescott, AZ 86301
In The Pines Around Prescott