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Best Dispersed Sites Near Coconino National Forest Recreation, AZ (156)

    Camper-submitted photo from Edge of the World (East Pocket)
    Camper-submitted photo from Edge of the World (East Pocket)
    Camper-submitted photo from Edge of the World (East Pocket)
    Camper-submitted photo from Edge of the World (East Pocket)
    Camper-submitted photo from Edge of the World (East Pocket)
    Camper-submitted photo from Edge of the World (East Pocket)

    1.

    Edge of the World (East Pocket)

    48 Reviews
    172 Photos
    2912 Saves
    Sedona, Arizona

    It is labelled as East Pocket on a map, but known to locals as “The End of The World,” the perfect nickname to describe this climactic viewpoint. Flagstaff sits upon a lofty plateau carpeted in high-elevation pine forest, but just south of town, the bottom drops out. Below a craggy rim of volcanic rock, the land takes a precipitous plunge into an entirely different world of red rock and sandstone towers. This is the realm of Sedona, and End of The World overlooks all of it.

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    Camper-submitted photo from Pumphouse Wash (FR 237) Dispersed Camping Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Pumphouse Wash (FR 237) Dispersed Camping Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Pumphouse Wash (FR 237) Dispersed Camping Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Pumphouse Wash (FR 237) Dispersed Camping Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Pumphouse Wash (FR 237) Dispersed Camping Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Pumphouse Wash (FR 237) Dispersed Camping Area

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    Pumphouse Wash (FR 237) Dispersed Camping Area

    48 Reviews
    77 Photos
    719 Saves
    Munds Park, Arizona

    Pumphouse Wash (Forest Road 237) is__a popular dispersed camping area in the ponderosa pine forest__along SR 89A, midway between Flagstaff and Sedona, Arizona. The area is__conveniently located near__Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, Flagstaff, Woody Mountain Road, Lake Mary, and a variety of recreation sites. It is a popular alternative to traditional campgrounds for visitors to Oak Creek Canyon and the Flagstaff area.There are four campsite loops, each containing__between__11 and__26 signed and numbered sites. The site offers__excellent camping opportunities for large groups as well as families and individuals.__Most sites offer partial to full shade beneath towering ponderosa pine trees, and are generally flat, making it easy to set up tents or campers. Each site has parking and a campfire ring. There is no trash service, so if you pack it in, pack it out. There are no restroom facilities. Portable toilets are highly recommended.FR 237 and the camping loop roads are well maintained and suitable for passenger cars.__Photo tour from this site [Flickr].

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    Camper-submitted photo from Forest Road 689 - Dispersed Site
    Camper-submitted photo from Forest Road 689 - Dispersed Site
    Camper-submitted photo from Forest Road 689 - Dispersed Site
    Camper-submitted photo from Forest Road 689 - Dispersed Site
    Camper-submitted photo from Forest Road 689 - Dispersed Site
    Camper-submitted photo from Forest Road 689 - Dispersed Site

    3.

    Forest Road 689 - Dispersed Site

    18 Reviews
    28 Photos
    162 Saves
    Rimrock, Arizona

    Welcome to Forest Road 689 - Dispersed Site, nestled in the heart of Coconino National Forest, AZ. This spot is perfect for those who love a no-frills camping experience. It's a great place to crash before heading into Sedona, offering beautiful skies and plenty of privacy.

    This area is free to use and doesn't require any permits. You won't find amenities like drinking water, toilets, or showers here, so come prepared. Bring your own firewood because there's none available on-site, and remember to pack out all your trash to keep the place clean for the next campers.

    Visitors have mentioned that the deeper you go into the area, the more secluded spots you'll find. If you're driving a big rig, no worries—this place is big rig friendly. Just be cautious if you venture off the main trail; a 4x4 might be necessary.

    The views are a real highlight here. Whether you're looking at the stunning night skies or the scenic surroundings, you'll find plenty to appreciate. Some campers have noted that you might hear some traffic from the nearby road, but it's generally quiet unless you have noisy neighbors.

    Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. Just keep in mind that there are no picnic tables or sanitary dumps, so plan accordingly.

    Overall, Forest Road 689 offers a simple, beautiful, and quiet camping experience. Enjoy your stay and make sure to leave no trace!

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    • ADA Access
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    Camper-submitted photo from Walnut Canyon Rd Dispersed Camping - CLOSED UNTIL 2025
    Camper-submitted photo from Walnut Canyon Rd Dispersed Camping - CLOSED UNTIL 2025
    Camper-submitted photo from Walnut Canyon Rd Dispersed Camping - CLOSED UNTIL 2025
    Camper-submitted photo from Walnut Canyon Rd Dispersed Camping - CLOSED UNTIL 2025
    Camper-submitted photo from Walnut Canyon Rd Dispersed Camping - CLOSED UNTIL 2025
    Camper-submitted photo from Walnut Canyon Rd Dispersed Camping - CLOSED UNTIL 2025

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    Walnut Canyon Rd Dispersed Camping - CLOSED UNTIL 2025

    34 Reviews
    76 Photos
    524 Saves
    Flagstaff, Arizona

    Please check the website for the most up to date information about closings and bans.

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    Camper-submitted photo from FR689 Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from FR689 Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from FR689 Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from FR689 Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from FR689 Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from FR689 Dispersed Camping

    5.

    FR689 Dispersed Camping

    14 Reviews
    43 Photos
    368 Saves
    Rimrock, Arizona

    Dispersed camping is permitted off of FR 618 on FR 689 prior to FR 645A (see Motor Vehicle Map)

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    Camper-submitted photo from Schnebly Hill Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Schnebly Hill Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Schnebly Hill Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Schnebly Hill Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Schnebly Hill Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Schnebly Hill Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from FR 222 Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from FR 222 Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from FR 222 Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from FR 222 Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from FR 222 Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from FR 222 Dispersed

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    FR 222 Dispersed

    30 Reviews
    43 Photos
    784 Saves
    Bellemont, Arizona

    Welcome to FR 222 Dispersed, a hidden gem in the heart of Arizona. This spot is perfect for those who crave a bit of solitude and a break from the hustle and bustle. Nestled near Flagstaff, it offers a peaceful retreat with stunning mountain views and abundant wildlife.

    FR 222 Dispersed is a no-frills camping area, so come prepared for dry camping. There are no toilets, showers, or drinking water, so make sure to bring everything you need. The good news? It's free, and you don't need a permit to camp here. Pets are welcome, and you can enjoy a campfire under the starry sky, just remember to bring your own firewood.

    The main road is gravel and easy to navigate, but some of the offshoot roads can be a bit rough. Even so, folks have managed to get in and out with everything from minivans to 4x4 trucks. The area is big-rig friendly, so RVs are welcome too.

    Visitors have mentioned that the area can get busy, especially on weekends, but there's plenty of space to spread out. Some campers have noted that it can get noisy with people partying or target shooting, but others have found it to be a quiet and serene escape, especially during the weekdays.

    The scenery here is top-notch. You'll find yourself surrounded by trees, open fields, and grazing cattle. Wildlife is abundant, so keep an eye out for coyotes, deer, and other critters. The sunsets are spectacular, and the night sky is perfect for stargazing.

    If you're looking for a spot that's close to town but feels a world away, FR 222 Dispersed is worth checking out. Just be sure to pack out what you pack in and help keep this beautiful area clean for everyone to enjoy.

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    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    Camper-submitted photo from Schnebly Hill Rd, Fox Borough Dam
    Camper-submitted photo from Schnebly Hill Rd, Fox Borough Dam
    Camper-submitted photo from Schnebly Hill Rd, Fox Borough Dam
    Camper-submitted photo from Schnebly Hill Rd, Fox Borough Dam
    Camper-submitted photo from Schnebly Hill Rd, Fox Borough Dam
    Camper-submitted photo from Schnebly Hill Rd, Fox Borough Dam
    Camper-submitted photo from Nolan Tank Large Dispersed Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Nolan Tank Large Dispersed Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Nolan Tank Large Dispersed Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Nolan Tank Large Dispersed Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Nolan Tank Large Dispersed Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Nolan Tank Large Dispersed Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Schnebly Hill Road (FR153) Dispersed - TEMPORARILY CLOSED
    Camper-submitted photo from Schnebly Hill Road (FR153) Dispersed - TEMPORARILY CLOSED
    Camper-submitted photo from Schnebly Hill Road (FR153) Dispersed - TEMPORARILY CLOSED
    Camper-submitted photo from Schnebly Hill Road (FR153) Dispersed - TEMPORARILY CLOSED
    Camper-submitted photo from Schnebly Hill Road (FR153) Dispersed - TEMPORARILY CLOSED
    Camper-submitted photo from Schnebly Hill Road (FR153) Dispersed - TEMPORARILY CLOSED

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    Schnebly Hill Road (FR153) Dispersed - TEMPORARILY CLOSED

    8 Reviews
    22 Photos
    475 Saves
    Sedona, Arizona

    As of January 2024, all roads leading to this campground are temporarily closed for construction.

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