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Best Tent Camping Sites Near Coconino National Forest, CA (16)

    Camper-submitted photo from Manzanita Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Manzanita Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Manzanita Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Manzanita Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Manzanita Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Manzanita Campground

    1.

    Manzanita Campground

    24 Reviews
    80 Photos
    754 Saves
    Munds Park, Arizona

    Overview

    Manzanita Campground is a small, year-round, tent-only facility with campsites that fill up very quickly. Visitors enjoy the campground for its fishing and swimming holes along Oak Creek, beautiful scenery and excellent wildlife watching. Oak Creek Canyon is very crowded, especially on weekends; to get a campsite, it is best to reserve a weekday.

    Recreation

    Recreation and relaxation abound in Oak Creek Canyon. Camping, fishing, swimming, wading and hiking are some of the activities awaiting visitors. Anglers have the convenience of creekside campsites, where they can cast a line for trout. Families love driving down the road to nearby Slide Rock State Park, one of Arizona's most popular swimming spots, or trying out several nearby hiking trails.

    Facilities

    Recreation and relaxation abound in Oak Creek Canyon. Camping, fishing, swimming, wading and hiking are some of the activities awaiting visitors. Anglers have the convenience of creekside campsites, where they can cast a line for trout. Families love driving down the road to nearby Slide Rock State Park, one of Arizona's most popular swimming spots, or trying out several nearby hiking trails.

    Natural Features

    The campground borders Oak Creek in a lush, forested riparian zone with Arizona ash and box elders, gravel beaches and stream-bed boulders. Colorful songbirds add flashes of brilliance to the trees. The creek's crystal clear waters are cool and refreshing on hot summer days.

    Nearby Attractions

    The well-known town of Sedona is popular for its red rock vistas, resorts and shopping. Slide Rock State Park is a great local spot for swimming and only a few minutes away. Campers can also explore the 1.8 million-acre Coconino National Forest, which boasts a spectacular variety of scenery and outdoor activities.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (928) 203-0624.

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    • Phone Service
    • Tents
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    • Trash

    $26 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Pinegrove Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pinegrove Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pinegrove Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pinegrove Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pinegrove Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pinegrove Campground

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    Pinegrove Campground

    21 Reviews
    58 Photos
    280 Saves
    Mormon Lake, Arizona

    Overview

    Pinegrove Campground sits in the lush Coconino National Forest of northern Arizona, offering visitors countless recreation opportunities set in a stunning landscape.

    Recreation

    Nearby Upper and Lower Lake Mary, Ashurst, Marshall and Kinnikinick Lakes serve as a recreational focus for this campground. All are stocked with fish including trout, bass and channel catfish. Upper Lake Mary is popular with power boaters, and Ashurst attracts a following of windsurfers along with anglers and boaters. Several excellent hiking and biking trails are located within a short drive. Visitors also enjoy wildlife viewing and picnicking.

    Facilities

    Nearby Upper and Lower Lake Mary, Ashurst, Marshall and Kinnikinick Lakes serve as a recreational focus for this campground. All are stocked with fish including trout, bass and channel catfish. Upper Lake Mary is popular with power boaters, and Ashurst attracts a following of windsurfers along with anglers and boaters. Several excellent hiking and biking trails are located within a short drive. Visitors also enjoy wildlife viewing and picnicking.

    Natural Features

    Coconino National Forest's 1.8 million acres offer clear lakes, red rock cliffs, desert basins and canopies of pine trees. The lakes around these forested campgrounds are used as a stopover for migrating waterfowl, a wintering site for rare bald eagles and a feeding ground for resident ospreys. The area is also home to a considerable number of elk and mule deer.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (928) 774-9671.

    Nearby Attractions

    The nearest town is Flagstaff, Arizona, about 20 miles away. Camping supplies, groceries, gas, restaurants, shopping and more are available.

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    • RVs
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    • Group

    $30 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Canyon Vista Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Canyon Vista Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Canyon Vista Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Canyon Vista Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Canyon Vista Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Canyon Vista Campground

    3.

    Canyon Vista Campground

    12 Reviews
    9 Photos
    349 Saves
    Flagstaff, Arizona

    Canyon Vista Campground is located near Walnut Canyon and Lower Lake Mary. This area consists of ponderosa pine, mixed conifer, aspen and oak, which offer good photo opportunities, interesting geology and views of the San Francisco Peaks. The trailhead for Sandys Canyon Trail and the Vista Loop Trail are at the north end of the campground. Sandys Canyon Trail provides access into Walnut Canyon and joins the Arizona Trail. This segment of the Vista Loop Trail provides access to “The Pit” climbing area. < Previous Next > Mouse-over to pause the slide show. Click an image to open full-size in a new window.

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    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $22 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Bonito Campground — Sunset Crater National Monument
    Camper-submitted photo from Bonito Campground — Sunset Crater National Monument
    Camper-submitted photo from Bonito Campground — Sunset Crater National Monument
    Camper-submitted photo from Bonito Campground — Sunset Crater National Monument
    Camper-submitted photo from Bonito Campground — Sunset Crater National Monument
    Camper-submitted photo from Bonito Campground — Sunset Crater National Monument

    4.

    Bonito Campground — Sunset Crater National Monument

    11 Reviews
    29 Photos
    200 Saves
    Flagstaff, Arizona

    Overview

    Bonito Campground is located 18 miles northeast of Flagstaff, near Sunset Crater/Wupatki National Monument. Elevation is 6,900 feet. Bonito Campground is named for the Bonito Lava Flow which oozed across this high desert plain some 900 years ago. That river of liquid rock, now frozen forever, is just one of the many remnants of volcanic activity which lend an otherwordly appearance to this starkly beautiful place.__

    Recreation

    Hiking, sightseeing, wildlife viewing are popular activities.

    Facilities

    Hiking, sightseeing, wildlife viewing are popular activities.

    Natural Features

    Beautiful tall Ponderosa pines are abundant throughout the campground and across nearby ravines and hillsides. Bonito is a restful place to simply relax and enjoy nature.

    Nearby Attractions

    Also nearby is Wupatki National Monument. The centerpiece of this area is a four story masterpiece of Native American stone masonry. Construction of that stone-age condominium began in about 1120 A.D. At one time it contained as many as 100 rooms and housed as many as 125 people. Both Sunset Crater and Wupatki have visitor centers and feature self-guided as well as interpreter guided. The entrance to Sunset Crater National Park is adjacent to the campground. The Visitor's Center provides much information on the geological history of the area. You can enjoy learning about the Native Americans who populated the area as you wander through the nearby Walnut Canyon National Monument. The historic downtown section in nearby Flagstaff will provide a glimpse into the early days of the city's past.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (928) 774-9671.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $30 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Molitor Spot Along Rim Road - Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Molitor Spot Along Rim Road - Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Molitor Spot Along Rim Road - Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Molitor Spot Along Rim Road - Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Molitor Spot Along Rim Road - Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Molitor Spot Along Rim Road - Dispersed

    5.

    Molitor Spot Along Rim Road - Dispersed

    6 Reviews
    16 Photos
    237 Saves
    Pine, Arizona

    While much of the Forest is open to dispersed camping, there are several sites set aside as designated dispersed camping sites, listed below. Pick up or download a free Motor Vehicle Use Map to know where it is legal to drive. See Guidelines for information and policies, and Specific Sites for more details and contact information.

    Know before you go! Be aware extreme winter weather or flooding risks can necessitate the closure of forest roads at different times of the year. Many forest roads that lead to dispersed campsites may be closed during seasonal road closures, so please check the Forest Road Status web page for more information about the status of forest roads in each District.

    Fire restrictions may be in place. During fire restrictions, campfires, fires, and charcoal fires are not permitted in dispersed camping areas. This includes both Stage 1 and Stage 2 Fire Restrictions. Gas operated devices with an on/off switch are allowed. Where can I have a campfire during Stage I Fire Restrictions?

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    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Dispersed
    • WiFi
    Camper-submitted photo from Hart Prairie - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Hart Prairie - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Hart Prairie - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Hart Prairie - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Hart Prairie - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Hart Prairie - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Dispersed Camping around Sunset Crater Volcano NM
    Camper-submitted photo from Dispersed Camping around Sunset Crater Volcano NM
    Camper-submitted photo from Dispersed Camping around Sunset Crater Volcano NM
    Camper-submitted photo from Dispersed Camping around Sunset Crater Volcano NM
    Camper-submitted photo from Dispersed Camping around Sunset Crater Volcano NM
    Camper-submitted photo from Dispersed Camping around Sunset Crater Volcano NM

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    Dispersed Camping around Sunset Crater Volcano NM

    5 Reviews
    8 Photos
    139 Saves
    Flagstaff, Arizona

    While much of the Forest is open to dispersed camping, there are several sites set aside as designated dispersed camping sites, listed below. Pick up or download a free Motor Vehicle Use Map to know where it is legal to drive. See Guidelines for information and policies, and Specific Sites for more details and contact information: https://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/coconino/recreation/camping-cabins/?recid=54884&actid=34

    Know before you go! Be aware extreme winter weather or flooding risks can necessitate the closure of forest roads at different times of the year. Many forest roads that lead to dispersed campsites may be closed during seasonal road closures, so please check the Forest Road Status web page for more information about the status of forest roads in each District.

    Fire restrictions may be in place. During fire restrictions, campfires, fires, and charcoal fires are not permitted in dispersed camping areas. This includes both Stage 1 and Stage 2 Fire Restrictions. Gas operated devices with an on/off switch are allowed. Where can I have a campfire during Stage I Fire Restrictions?

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    • Fires
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Dispersed
    • Alcohol
    Camper-submitted photo from FR 240 Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from FR 240 Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from FR 240 Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from FR 240 Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from FR 240 Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from FR 240 Dispersed Camping

    8.

    FR 240 Dispersed Camping

    4 Reviews
    6 Photos
    119 Saves
    Munds Park, Arizona
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    Camper-submitted photo from Walker Hill Dispersed (Coconino NF)
    Camper-submitted photo from Walker Hill Dispersed (Coconino NF)
    Camper-submitted photo from Walker Hill Dispersed (Coconino NF)
    Camper-submitted photo from Walker Hill Dispersed (Coconino NF)
    Camper-submitted photo from Walker Hill Dispersed (Coconino NF)
    Camper-submitted photo from Walker Hill Dispersed (Coconino NF)
    Camper-submitted photo from Loy Butte Road
    Camper-submitted photo from Loy Butte Road
    Camper-submitted photo from Loy Butte Road

    10.

    Loy Butte Road

    4 Reviews
    4 Photos
    21 Saves
    Coconino National Forest Recreation, Arizona

    While much of the Forest is open to dispersed camping, there are several sites set aside as designated dispersed camping sites, listed below. Pick up or download a free Motor Vehicle Use Map to know where it is legal to drive. See Guidelines for information and policies, and Specific Sites for more details and contact information.

    Know before you go! Be aware extreme winter weather or flooding risks can necessitate the closure of forest roads at different times of the year. Many forest roads that lead to dispersed campsites may be closed during seasonal road closures, so please check the Forest Road Status web page for more information about the status of forest roads in each District.

    Fire restrictions may be in place. During fire restrictions, campfires, fires, and charcoal fires are not permitted in dispersed camping areas. This includes both Stage 1 and Stage 2 Fire Restrictions. Gas operated devices with an on/off switch are allowed.

    • Pets
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Dispersed
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