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DAIRY SPRINGS, AZ

part ofCoconino National Forest Recreation, US Forest Service
Photo: DAIRY SPRINGS
Status: Open through Sun Oct 12 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Dairy Springs is a comfortable campground tucked away in a scenic area of northern Arizona. Its main attraction is the seasonal Mormon Lake which, when filled with water, draws visitors for fishing, windsurfing and wildlife watching.

Hiking, biking, horseback riding and photography are available year-round. The facility has both individual and group sites that can accommodate groups of many sizes, including large families.

Natural Features:

Dairy Springs sits in a picturesque forest of old Ponderosa pine and oak trees with a grassy understory. The campground is at an elevation of 7,100 ft. and has summers that are characteristically sunny, warm and dry, with the occasional afternoon thunderstorm.

Dairy Springs is adjacent to Double Springs Campground, which has a spring that runs to the surface just above the camping area.

Recreation:

Recreation usually centers around fishing in nearby Mormon Lake (seasonally). The area is ripe with additional outdoor activities. Three hiking trails originate at Dairy Springs and one at nearby Double Springs. The trails lead to scenic overlooks of Mormon Lake and surrounding prairies, forests and volcanoes.

Wildlife watching is also popular. It's a very good place to spot hawks, including northern harriers and ospreys. The area boasts a healthy population of elk and mule deer too.

Facilities:

The moderate-sized campground has 30 single unit campsites with tables and cooking grills, in addition to two group sites that can each hold 40 people and may be reserved at the same time for a group of up to 80 campers.

Campsites are nicely spaced with plenty of room and shade. Visitors can walk along a self-guided nature trail or attend a campfire program at the facility's amphitheater.

Fifteen single unit sites are available at the adjacent Double Springs Campground on a first-come, first-served basis.

Nearby Attractions:

The closest town is Mormon Lake, Arizona. This small and scenic mountain resort village is conveniently close to the campground and offers horseback rides, mountain bike rentals, a country store, service station and steakhouse.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Amphitheater
  • Biking
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Picnic Tables
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Windsurfing
Know Before You Go
  • Limit one vehicle per site; a fee of $7 will be collected on-site for extra vehicles
  • Check-in time is 2 p.m.; check-out time is 11 a.m.
  • Nearby Double Springs Campground has first-come, first-served sites
  • This facility is available for day use from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. at a fee of $8 for up to 5 people
  • Tents and small motor homes up to 35-ft. are permitted at both campgrounds
  • No hookups
  • No horses allowed in the campground
  • Motorbikes may only be used for entering or leaving campsite
  • Campground roads and parking spurs are gravel
  • Click here for more information on Coconino National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
34.95833, -111.48
34°57'30"N, 111°28'48"W

From Flagstaff, Arizona, go southeast on Lake Mary Road/Forest Road 3, for 21 miles. Turn right (west) on Forest Road 90 at the north end of Mormon Lake. Proceed 4 miles to Dairy Springs Campground (4.6 miles to Double Springs Campground).

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

DAIRY SPRINGS
COCONINO
  AZ 

Phone Number:

Project Office: (928)226-0493
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