7 Parks near Prescott, Arizona
May 2015 - $15.00
When we made our reservations we were given site 44, and that was the site on our paperwork given to us upon check-in, but there was someone in that site. We were given site 54, but we could never get the motorhome level, so we were now given yet another site, 57. We finally got settled. All sites are gravel, spacious, with a small brick privacy area (only thing is this area is far away from your front door). No Wi-Fi or restrooms. There is a nice view of the mountains. The park is far from the town, but right at the base of Mingus Mountain and 89A. It is quiet and very clean. I don't know if they still use the Fairgrounds, but if they did I think the campground would be noisy and smelly from the horses. - Chucknviv
Apr 2015 - $15.00
This is a very quiet campground just outside of Prescott Valley. Currently there are no amenities such as bathrooms, showers or club house. They are in the process of adding these amenities but I don't know when that will happen.
The interior roads were on asphalt and the sites were on packed gravel. There was a combination of pull-thru and back-in sites available. The water, sewer and electric box was located on the side of the each site. There were in the process of adding "privacy fences" on each lot.
The electrical voltage was good, hovering around 122 but most people were not using their air conditioners at the time we were there. WiFi was available at a cost. Verizon air card and cell phone worked reasonable well here.
There were a number of permanent residents scattered throughout the park. In my opinion, the park manager needs to "tidy up" some of these sites.
The price reflexes the Passport America rate that is good for 3 days. We would come back here if we were in the area. - adsaxs
Aug 2014 - $15.00
Nice park, gravel sites but very clean. Hopefully they don't let a lot of long term permanent people come in here and change it from an RV park to what you might say a trailer park. The rate was Passport America and this included all taxes and excellent cable TV. Each site has its own picnic area with a wind barrier which is very nice the sites are fairly level and it looks like they're making a lot of improvements so the rates will eventually go up I'm sure. We stayed here three days and I would definitely stay here again; I have no complaints. - monaco cruiser
May 2014 - $18.00
For Memorial day we decided to take the family on an overdue camping trip to Lynx Lake Campground. I grew up in and around the Dewey area but I have not been back in probably over 20 years. I am absolutely amazed how much this place has changed! And for the better. Lucky for us, we planned our trip ahead of time and made a reservation online so we were guaranteed a good camp site. We left Phoenix late Friday morning in 100+ weather and arrived in Prescott about 2 hours later to a very pleasant 75 degrees. We passed Costco and headed south on Walker towards the beautiful tall pines before finally arriving at the Lynx Campground. Upon arrival we talked to the friendly camp hosts who directed us to our secluded campsite and talked to us about gold panning places and then provided us with useful maps and information about the area. There was a fire ban in effect when we visited and no campfires were permitted. We didn't care for that very much but we understand the need to have active banning of fires. The campground is very well taken care of and the restrooms are the cleanest we have seen anywhere. Nights were very quiet and peaceful. Quiet hours are enforced between 10pm and 6AM and despite the campground being full on a busy holiday weekend everyone seemed respectful of one another. There are no hookups available at Lynx but there is potable water spigots are available in each of the 8 loops. We were informed that Lynx is considered a remote camp facility and on a limited water system so make sure you fill up your RV or trailer with water before arriving or you might be disappointed. There are no dump stations but there are several free public dump stations close by. Overall we had an awesome trip and we are already making plans to re-visit Lynx again soon. - Tekwoman
May 2008 - $10.00
This is a US Forest Service campground, not an RV Park. Just wanted to make that clear from the start. I was forced to input a phone number by this website, but just FYI: the number listed is for the Prescott National Forest, not the campground host. There are no showers, and since "N/A" was not an option, I had to answer "I Don't Know" to the shower question. This campground is in the Prescott National Forest, but you'd never think that when you are first visiting, because it is literally 5 minutes from civilization. That could be good or bad depending on what you prefer when you go camping. You see tons of stores, restaurants, etc, and then, all of a sudden, you're amidst pine trees and the city noise is gone. Our day temps in mid-May were 88 during the day and 50's during the night. Pros: The camping spots were nice size, and we did see some larger pull-through spots. $10 per night. Lynx Lake and the Lynx Lake Recreation area is right around the corner from here, and is a great place to take the family for a picnic, boating or fishing, etc. There is a wonderful trail, approximately 3/4 mile walk that takes you right to the south shore of the lake. Their website indicates that there are some lake view spots, although we didn't see any of these spots. The south shore of Lynx Lake has the Recreation area with picnic tables (some shaded), charcoal grills, great shaded lake access for fishing and the boat ramp. The north shore has a store and boat rental. Stores and restaurants are very close by, so if you forgot something or just want to give the cook the night off, you have many grocery store, fast food and even sit-down restaurant choices. Cons: No electric or water hookups. There are water spigots throughout the campground, but nothing for filling RV tanks, no showers, or flushing toilets. There are some larger pull-through spots, but their website says that a rig can't be any larger than 40', so it might be difficult to maneuver a larger rig around this campground. Campground does not accept reservations and is first-come, first-served, so you are really taking your chances trying to get a spot in this campground on a holiday, or weekend during the summer months. Most of Phoenix is trying to escape to these campgrounds on the weekend, so it can fill up quickly. The pine trees at this campground have really taken a beating in this forest: not sure if it's drought related, forest thinning, or the bark beetle, but many trees have been chopped down and many look dry and are missing their lower limbs. This makes for a lack of shade in many spots. We stayed in Loop C, site #14 and our spot along with most in our area had the sun beating down on us between 11:00am and 3:00pm making for a hot, uncomfortable, sun-burn kind of day. We have other campgrounds that we prefer, but this one is a good one to return to if we can get some time in the middle of the week and just want to stay for a couple of days. - AZRVFamily
Jun 2012 - $35.00
This is a tough park to review. There isn't really anything necessarily bad about it. However, you have to realize that this is a mobile home park that has reserved a few spaces for RV's. All the mobile homes are clean and very well kept. The residents were all very friendly along with the staff. We stayed in spot 149 and the lady next door was incredibly friendly and glad to have new neighbors for a few days. The reason we didn't love it is because when we are in our RV, we like to be surrounded by people traveling and vacationing like we are as opposed to just being in a mobile home park. The proximity to Whiskey Row is tough to beat. The park is incredibly clean and everyone was friendly. It just isn't our type of place to stay. - longweekends
Jun 2012 - $28.00
Very nice retirement / full time RV park. Great location, very nice full timers living here. Our space (#3) was plenty long but narrow with no room for our awning. Now for the reason for my 6. The owners are a little uptight and did not make us feel welcome. We reserved bookend weekends and they somehow lost our reservation for the following weekend. It seems they just tolerate the weekend folks here. We stayed instead at another campground the next weekend, and loved that place. - TnB
Feb 2012 - $35.00
Clean older park with mostly permanent, well kept dwellings. Our site, for our 34 footer and Jeep was fairly small but adequate. The bathroom facilities are unusual for a motorhome park: one toilet and one sink. Period. Amazingly, we never had to wait for anyone however. Payment here is cash only. As an earlier reviewer mentioned, this park's main advantage is its close proximity to the town square, 15 min walk or $4.75 taxi each way if you want to experience "Whisky Row" which is highly recommended. - robbo67
May 2015 - $40.00
We stayed in one of the few 50 amp spots. It was a pull-through. It was a good size and there was plenty of room for the coach and the toad. The sites are dirt but most looked level. Some sites are among the rocks. There was nice shade at the sites. The roads are a little narrow but you can get through.
The park is in a beautiful setting. The hiking and dog walking is incredible! It is an easy walk to Watson Lake and miles and miles of trails. There is access to trails directly from the top loop. You can walk through amazing rock formations and see some great sights.
It is easy access to town.
The Wi-Fi is only at the office and laundry area. I had a strong Verizon signal so used my hotspot.
We would definitely come again. - Ludmilla
Apr 2015 - $28.00
Nightly rate is based on 1 week stay.
Built into a formation of rocks, adjacent to Watson Lake.
WiFi at the office only.
Very clean restroom/showers, nice people at the desk. - 1yrfulltime
Mar 2015 - $25.00
We chose this park over the rest in the area based on it's location to Prescott and Prescott Valley but, mostly for it's hiking trails and Lake Watson. The park has camping atmosphere even though there are some full time or long term occupants there. You really do not notice them because everyone keeps up their place. The camping spaces have trees in between that give you privacy. All the utilities work. Critters do come in your camp so don't leave anything out. Always a good rule to follow especially in places like this. The trails around the dells to the lake are amazing. So many photo ops. The park is close to the newer shopping and dinning in Prescott Valley and it is also 10 minutes away from Old Prescott where you feel like every great mountain resort you have ever been too. The history is amazing and Whiskey Row is a must place to check out. For dinning, you have to check out the Palace complete with 1800's bullet holes in the ceiling. The cons about the park are few, the road is dirt so you get holes after the rains, the restrooms are very old. The shower stalls are very small. I am not a big person but, you can't bend over in the shower. The camping spots need to have some of their trees trimmed so your slide out won't hit the branches. We have had ants come in the refrigerator air ducts off trees before. - SteelHorseRider
Jun 2014 - $18.00
Well located in Prescott Valley close to town and shopping. No shade at all and can be too windy for awnings. For Elks members only. Quiet location on top of bluff overlooking park. Gravel, mostly level back-in spots, many large rigs. On site RV Host not very helpful, but go into the lodge because the members there were very friendly & welcoming. - gtogrl1
Mar 2014 - $10.00
An older review mentioned theft concerns. We saw several campers leaving their stuff unattended, with no issues. Sites are generally level side to side, but often have minor to moderate slope from front to back. It's a very nice setting, with good hiking trails. Close to town, convenient. Our rate was the winter rate, when the water spigots are turned off. - snowman9000
May 2011 - $14.00
Much work has been done to improve the camp sites here and it shows. All the sites are well maintained and very clean. May have a problem getting some rigs level. Vault restrooms are kept very clean. Some of the best hiking/mountain biking trails around. Very quiet. I spent 2 weeks here and could have stayed longer. Only 3 miles from town. - thebarricademan
Mar 2011 - $14.00
We stayed in March 2011. This FS campground is in a shady Ponderosa Pine forest near several nice hiking trails. Unfortunately this is not a very safe part of Prescott. While we we here, the campground host warned us that two generators had been stolen in the campground during the past 2 weeks. This place sometimes has the feel of a homeless encampment. In fact, one of the local agencies in town provide "free camping vouchers" to the homeless. The campground is within easy walking distance from downtown. A better alternative is Lynx Lake. - peripateti
Sep 2014 - $30.00
Old KOA and only a few spaces for transients . Mostly old permanents, clean but noisy. Lots of trucks speeding thru the campground. All night. Good for one night only. - GNG
May 2014 - $33.00
This is the first/last time we'll stay here. The HUGE and numerous speed bumps caused the bottom of our car/toad to scrape on them, causing damage. The 5 MPH speed limit in the park apparently doesn't apply to the management/employees as they zip around the park in their carts at 15-20 MPH. Although "big rig friendly", the site we were assigned had trees so close that we could barely extend the slides, and couldn't open the awnings. When the wind blew, it caused the tree branches to scrape the side of the coach. One of our "neighbors" had 5 dogs with them, another had three. They tied them to the BBQ base next to our coach, and their lovely little pets left "deposits" near our coach. Lots of sites contained VERY long term campers, some with RV license tags that had expired many years ago. This left a negative impression, as some of those sites looked pretty run down. On a plus side, the showers provided were clean. We had water heater problems, and my wife used the showers at the park. The location is convenient to northern Prescott, and also allows relatively quick access to the Gateway Mall in central Prescott. We won't be staying here in the future. - pagosajoe
Oct 2013 - $15.00
Rate reflects monthly rate. I would for the most part agree with previous reviews, and normally would have rated this park a 5 or 6. However, attitude on the part of the person checking me in started me off on a negative note. Then, after I had paid, I found out that the Wi-Fi was only for the people in the short term spaces. After I paid for a month, they put me in the long term spaces, and only then informed me that Wi-Fi was not included in the monthly rate. Nowhere on the web site was this indicated. Had I known it was not included, I would never have stayed here. The park itself adjoins a real park with beautiful hiking trails. The location is scenic and a lake is in the park for those, like me, who Kayak. - inflt48