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TURNEY GULCH GROUP, AZ
part ofPrescott National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Sat Oct 31 2015 Season Dates
OverviewTurney Gulch is a remote, scenic location for groups of up to 75 people to rest under the stars and towering pines of Prescott National Forest. The site lies near Horsethief Lake and is seven miles southeast of the small town of Crown King, Arizona, a former ghost town. Campers can enjoy hunting, fishing, hiking, birding, wildlife viewing and visiting historic sites in the area.
The facility is situated in a ponderosa pine forest at an elevation of 6,000 feet in the Bradshaw Mountains of north-central Arizona. The forest is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including deer, mountain lions, bobcats, coyotes, fox, rabbits, lizards, snakes, bald eagles and other species of birds.
Campers have no shortage of activities both in and around the campground. The shade of the ponderosas invites guests to picnic and relax at the facility, while the nearby lake allows fishing and boating (electric motors and oars only). Anglers cast for largemouth bass, channel catfish and sunfish. Hunting is available in the surrounding forest, and the nearby Castle Creek Wilderness provides numerous trails for hikers to explore.
Turney Gulch is the only group campground near Horsethief lake and close to one family campground. The facility has a rustic mountain feel with a picnic shelter, 15 picnic tables, a grill and accessible vault toilets. Drinking water and trash collection are provided for convenience.
The small town of Crown King has a general store with basic supplies.
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Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From I-17, take the Bumble Bee exit and continue north on the dirt road, taking Forest Road 259 to Crown King. From Crown King, take Forest Road 259A south for 0.5 mile to the junction of Forest Road 52. Take 52 southeast for about 6 miles to the Horsethief Basin Recreation Area. Turney Gulch is approximately one mile past Horsethief Lake.
From Prescott, Arizona, travel to Mayer on Route 69 South. Take Main Street through Mayer, continuing east to the junction with Antelope Creek Road. Turn on Antelope Creek Road and proceed southeast for approximately 9 miles to Cordes. In Cordes, take Forest Road 259 to Crown King. From Crown King, take Forest Road 259A south for 0.5 mile to the junction of Forest Road 52. Take 52 southeast for about 6 miles to the Horsethief Basin Recreation Area. Turney Gulch is approximately one mile past Horsethief Lake.
The facility is located on an unimproved dirt road; high clearance vehicles only.
Mailing Address:TURNEY GULCH GROUP
Phone Number:Information: (928)443-8000