Groom Creek Horse Camp Family Campground - Prescott, AZ - Arizona - Groom Creek Horse Camp Family Campground
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Groom Creek Horse Camp Family Campground
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Groom Creek Horse Camp Family Campground is an equestrian campground that was specifically designed for campers with horses. It is the only equestrian campground in the Prescott National Forest.
Groom Creek Horse Camp Family Campground is located in one of the most popular recreation areas in Arizona. The campground has been completely redeveloped as a cooperative venture of the Prescott National Forest and the Desert Saddlebag Club of Phoenix, Arizona.
Both a volunteer host and a volunteer custodian are on duty to assist visitors to the site. The campground is quite spacious and suitable for even the largest RVs and trailers. The campground has 36 camping units with tables, stand grills, fire rings, picnic tables, and horse teathers.
There are also 2 group picnic day-use sites with tables, grills, and fire rings.
Groom Creek Horse Camp Family Campground offers 30 corrals (16X16) with horse tethers for each unit.
There is access to Groom Creek Loop Trail #307.
The campground is located at an elevation of 6,000 feet. Access is gravel.
Each horse camp site usually accommodates one vehicle towing a camp trailer plus one additional vehicle (there is a charge for additional vehicle). Vehicles must be parked in space provided on site - not along side the road. Depending on the site, trailers between 22 feet to 40 feet in length can be accommodated. Horse camp sites are designed for 5 people; a maximum of 10 is allowed only to accommodate a single large family.

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Facilities: Groom Creek Horse Camp Family Campground has 4 vault toilets, picnic tables, grills, drinking water, and 1 horse tether for each unit. The group areas have tables, stand-up grills, and fire rings.
This campground does not have any recreational vehicle hookups, dump stations or shower facilities.

Best Time To Visit: The Groom Creek Horse Camp Family Campground is open May through October.

Fees: An overnight camping fee is charged. Day use charges do apply.

Accessibility: This campground is accessible for disabled persons.

Rules: A horse is required to use the campground. Only 4 horses allowed in each camp unit. Two horses must be tied to the tether lines provided; the other two may be tied to personal trailers or vehicles. There is a stay limit of 14 days.

This campground is located in the Prescott National Forest; forest regulations apply.

Directions: To reach Groom Creek Horse Camp Family Campground from downtown Prescott, take Gurley Street east to Mt. Vernon Avenue. Take Mt. Vernon (Senator Highway, Forest Road 52) south for approximately 6.5 miles to Groom Creek. The Horse Camp is just 0.7 miles south of the center of Groom Creek.

Access is by gravel road. The campground surface itself is gravel roads. The campground is approximately 20 minutes from Prescott.

Map: Click here for a map to Groom Creek Horse Camp Family Campground

Reservations: Seven of the sites within the campground are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The rest of the 29 sites are available by reservation only. Please make reservations at least three days in advance.

Prescott National Forest
344 S Cortez St
Prescott, Arizona 86303
General: (928) 443-8000
Fax: (928) 443-8008
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