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UPPER WOLF CREEK GROUP, AZ
part ofPrescott National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Thu Apr 30 2015 Season Dates
OverviewUpper Wolf Creek Group Campground provides a quiet forest setting for groups of up to 100 people to camp and enjoy the outdoors. The historic town of Prescott, Arizona is just 8 miles away. This facility is set away from other developed recreation sites and offers town amenities, trails and lake recreation within minutes.
The group area is set at an elevation of 6,000 feet in a ponderosa pine forest mixed with juniper, Gambel oak, native grasses. Boulders are strewn throughout the area. A multitude of colorful wildflowers bloom in the spring and during the summer monsoon season. Goldwater Lake is nearby.
Within the facility, campers can relax with a game of volleyball or horseshoe. Numerous hiking and mountain biking trails are found in the Bradshaw Mountains around the campground, and 15-acre Goldwater Lake is just a few miles away. Boaters, canoers and kayakers can make use of the lake's dock and boat ramp. Anglers try for trout, sunfish, crappie, largemouth bass and channel catfish in the calm waters.
The group site has 13 picnic tables, five grills and one campfire ring. Trees are thinly spaced in some areas, allowing ample space for group activities, RV parking (up to 40 ft.) and camping. The facility is equipped with an accessible vault toilet, but the site is not accessible. Drinking water and hookups are not provided.
This site is a convenient camping spot for groups who reserve the Groom Creek Schoolhouse day use picnic area nearby.
Activities and Amenities
Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Prescott, Arizona on Route 89 (East Gurley Street), turn onto Senator Highway (Mt. Vernon Avenue) and drive south for about 6 miles. Pass the entrance to Goldwater Lake and the community of Groom Creek. The pavement ends about 500 feet before Forest Road 97. Turn right onto Forest Road 97 and travel for another 0.75 miles to the group campground on the right. Forest Road 97 is unpaved but suitable for all vehicles during dry road conditions.
Alternate route from Prescott: Take 89/White Spar Road south for about 6 miles to Forest Road 97. Turn left on Forest Road 97 and go another 5.5 miles to the campground.
Mailing Address:UPPER WOLF CREEK GROUP
Phone Number:Information: (928)443-8000