Dorman G.
Cottonwood, AZ
Joined April 2018
The Blue Collar Camping Tour
Rough Solitude

This is a small very primitive, four space campground off the beaten track. The three nights I stayed here in September, I was the only overnight camper. The place mostly seems to be a parking spot for day trips down to the lake--although even that consisted of one or two parties a day. The pit toilet was a bit stinky and the one side was piled high with trash (really people?); like I said, way off the beaten track even for maintenance crews. The silence here was stunning-- only interrupted by the bugling of elk.

Primitive Road Camping

We stayed here because it was centrally located to places we wanted to visit in this section of forest and was close to the geode rockhounding area. Pulled in midday on a Saturday and only the sites near the intersection of two very busy forest service roads were available. The sites there are literally right off the road with very little privacy and we got dusted pretty good from the constant traffic. The creek was dry at the time of our visit, but it looked like some of the upper sites might've had a trickle of water and a bit more privacy. They were all, however, heavily occupied by large parties on the weekend. In retrospect, I would probably spend a little extra time and search out a site a little further off the road. There are some good looking dispersed sites down FR 64 to the west.