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Established Camping

Lower Wolf Creek Campground

About

National Forest

Prescott National Forest

__Located on the banks of Wolf Creek, Arizona walnut and live-oaks are interspersed among the ponderosa pines in this boulder-strewn campground that was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the late 1930s.

Facilities

20 campsites with picnic tables, and fire rings with grillsNo drinking waterVault toiletsGarbage service

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Location

Lower Wolf Creek Campground is located in Arizona

Detail location of campground

Directions

There are two principal access routes to the campground. Depending upon which route you choose, travel on an unpaved road will range from 1.25 to 5 miles.From Prescott take the Senator Highway (Mt. Vernon Avenue) south for about 6 miles. You will pass the entrance to Goldwater Lake and the community of Groom Creek. The pavement will end about 500 feet before you reach Forest Road 97. Turn right onto Forest Road 97 and travel for another 1.25 miles to the campground on the left side of the road. Forest Road 97 is unpaved but is suitable for all vehicles during dry road conditions.An alternate route from Prescott is to take U.S. Highway 89 (White Spar Road) south for about 6 miles to Forest Road 97. Turn left on Forest Road 97 and go for another 5.1 miles on graded dirt road to the campground.__

Coordinates

34.45457872 N
112.4597463 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.

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  • WiFi
    Good
  • Verizon
    Fair
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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Phone Service
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol

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8 Reviews

Levi M.
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2023

GREAT first campsite!

This was my first time ever planning and going out on a camping trip myself. I picked it because of the name. Haha My son and I went and man did we have a blast! We stay at site 3 because it was right next to the creek. You could hear it flowing all night and it was amazing! We went and followed the creek up as far as we could and got to see and bunch of fun stuff from frogs, lizards, ground squirrels and a bunch more critters in and out of the water. So peaceful and a few really great places along the way up to sit, relax and enjoy the sites and sounds!

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Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Lower Wolf Creek Campground by Levi M., June 10, 2023
  • Review photo of Lower Wolf Creek Campground by Levi M., June 10, 2023
  • Review photo of Lower Wolf Creek Campground by Levi M., June 10, 2023
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Allen B.
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2022

cool place

Stayed a night at #9 and it was a great time, quite with the sound of the creek running behind camp. Clean area and one of the two bathrooms was smell free.

Site9
Month of VisitNovember
  • Review photo of Lower Wolf Creek Campground by Allen B., October 28, 2022
  • Review photo of Lower Wolf Creek Campground by Allen B., October 28, 2022
Lily S.
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2022

Closed in April 2022

Not listed on the campground website (that I could find) , but this site was closed in April 2022. We dispersed camped nearby and it looked alright, the sites were very, very close together.

Month of VisitMay
PThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2021

decent camping (excellent for region) within 15 min of prescott

It's a decent campground with the basic amenities (tables, firepit, bathrooms) but no water (bear boxes not needed).  effortless entry for tents and small rvs (or small groups; a larger group site is at "upper").  about 15 sites that range from nice to pretty nice (higher ratings if only considering the region) with the sites furthest from the road (all the way to the back left as you enter) the more desirable. There is a dusty dirt road that runs along the N side (the long axis of the CG) and during summer months can be both busy and go well into the night (OHVs). Gun shots can occasionally be heard in the distance further messing with your peace (but, welcome to AZ). There's an unmarked trail (out the back of the campground to the left) that leads down a rough dirt road (4x4 in places) for about 1 to 1.5 miles to a nice swimming hole with mini waterfall (just along the road). That's a worthwhile trek on hot days. Also, about 1/4 m before you get to the waterhole, there's a great rock formation hidden in the woods to the left about 200 m from the trail/road… worth seeing. Other hikes in the area include climbing to spruce mtn lookout, and loads of Mtn Bike trails all throughout. And, the several acre big Goldwater Lake (reservoir) for boating and safe (no heavy metals from mining) swimming although they try to discourage it (but the mellow patrol (if it exists) is likely hitched to their golfcarts and can't muster the energy to enforce… or, they are just as flummoxed as everyone else as to why we "shouldn't swim" there. (Prescott has very few swimming spots.) All told, it's a decent CG by national standards but a great one by local standards and, if you are in the area, definitely worth a look.

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Month of VisitMay
Joffrey H.
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2019

Had an awesome weekend of camping all around Arizona!

We found a dispersed campsite right of Senator Hwy in Prescott AZ by Wolf Creek. It was somewhat difficult to get to, but it is possible in a 4x4 and good ground clearance. There were nice fire rings already made and plenty of space for multiple tents if wanted! Plenty of trees for hammocks and plenty of ground space for tents.

Month of VisitNovember
  • Review photo of Lower Wolf Creek Campground by Joffrey H., November 3, 2019
Joffrey H.
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2018

Nice and plenty of space

Had a blast driving up to Prescott for the weekend with friends, and we got lucky that we got to have a fire since Prescott has had a lot of fire problems.

Month of VisitApril
  • Review photo of Lower Wolf Creek Campground by Joffrey H., September 28, 2018
  • Review photo of Lower Wolf Creek Campground by Joffrey H., September 28, 2018
  • Review photo of Lower Wolf Creek Campground by Joffrey H., September 28, 2018
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Krista Z.
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2017

Nice but crowded

The Lower Wolf Creek campground was clean but the spaces were really close together. There were a lot of people there with a lot of small children and when driving through the campground you had to be on constant alert looking for the little ones. The bathrooms were clean and the roads were "paved" and fairly well maintained. There was a water faucet but no way to turn it on. I don't know if it was an old pipe or for emergency only but they don't have water available that I could find.

Month of VisitOctober
  • Review photo of Lower Wolf Creek Campground by Krista Z., October 1, 2017
  • Review photo of Lower Wolf Creek Campground by Krista Z., October 1, 2017
  • Review photo of Lower Wolf Creek Campground by Krista Z., October 1, 2017
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Kathy W.
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2016

Lower Wolf Creek

Well maintained campground. Clean vault toilets. Nice hiking around area. Good place for families. First come- first served only, no reservations for sites.

  • Review photo of Lower Wolf Creek Campground by Kathy W., August 30, 2016

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Lower Wolf Creek Campground have wifi?

No, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, Lower Wolf Creek Campground does not have wifi.

Is there cell phone reception at Lower Wolf Creek Campground?

According to campers on TheDyrt.com, Verizon signal is fair, AT&T is available, and T-Mobile is available.