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Flagstaff Area Campgrounds

There are numerous maintained campgrounds in Flagstaff or in close proximity within a 40 mile drive or less from downtown Flagstaff AZ. The camping grounds are all located in the Coconino National Forest within either the Flagstaff Ranger or Red Rock Ranger Districts.

Flagstaff District campsites reward campers with views of the San Francisco Peaks, the tallest mountain range in Arizona at an elevation of 12,633 feet. Most of the campgrounds are situated next to, or near small to medium size fishing lakes that set in elevations of around 7,000 feet. All campsites are located in the Flagstaff Ranger District are located east of the Interstate 17 Freeway.

Red Rock District campgrounds are all in Oak Creek Canyon via State Route 89A south of Flagstaff. They feature thick canopied forests contrasted against red rock canyon walls next to or near the crystal waters of Oak Creek. The Canyon climbs from an elevation of about 4,800 feet to about 7,000 feet to the top of the Rim as it makes its way into Flagstaff. The entire drive is only about 27 miles and has been called one of the most scenic drives in America. Elevations of the campgrounds in Oak Creek Canyon range from about 5,500 to 6,000 feet.

Wherever you decide to camp, you can expect spectacular pine- forested scenic views and outdoor adventure that includes fishing, hiking and snuggling around warm campfires. Enjoy crisp, fresh mountain country air and four distinct seasons at temperatures that are substantially lower versus the desert cities of Scottsdale and Phoenix. Temperatures vary at the different elevations. See Flagstaff Weather Charts and Sedona Climate Charts. The elevation of Sedona is about 4,500 feet and Flagstaff is about 7,000 feet.

About The Campgrounds

The campgrounds have "open seasons" when the campsites have hosts and maintained. Open seasons are generally from Mid-April through September or early October depending upon the specific campground. They are available for use during the closed seasons. Some road closures occur during the winter snow periods.

Fees apply and may vary at each campground. Always call the respective ranger station to verify existing fees. Most are first-come, first-serve and do not take reservations. The have toilets and the lake campgrounds have boat launches. Each campsite generally includes table, fire rings and cooking grills. Some permit day-use for picnics.

Click on each campground for specific details, maps, directions, distance from Flagstaff, Arizona, camping guidelines and open seasons.

The Flagstaff Ranger District

Ashurst Lake Campgrounds and Forked Pine Campground
Located adjacent to Ashurst Lake.

Bonito Campground
Northeast of San Francisco Peaks near Sunset Crater National Monument. There is no lake near these camping sites.

Canyon Vista Campground
Near Lower Lake Mary.

Dairy Springs Campground
Just west of Mormon Lake. Sister camping to Double Springs.

Double Springs Campground
Just west of Mormon Lake. Sister camping to Dairy Springs.

Kinnikinick Lake Campground
Next to Kinnikinick Lake and near Mormon Lake.

Lakeview Campground
Next to Upper Lake Mary and near Pine Grove Campgrounds.

Little Elden Spring Horse Camp
Northeast of Mount Elden. Ideal for horse lovers.

Lockett Meadow Campground
Just east of San Francisco Peaks.

Pinegrove Campground
Just south of Upper Lake Mary.

Flagstaff Ranger District
5075 North Highway 89
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
(928) 526-0866

The Red Rock Ranger District

See Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon Campgrounds.

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