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part ofPrescott National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Sat Oct 31 2015   Season Dates


Upper 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.

Natural Features:

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.

The forest is home to a wide variety of wildlife. Visitors may have the chance to spot deer, mountain lions, bobcats, coyotes, fox, rabbits, lizards, snakes and birds.

Afternoon thunderstorms are possible from late June through mid-September.


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.

A drive down unpaved Forest Road 97 reveals mountain views and passes through a burn scar from a 2002 wildfire.


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.

Nearby Attractions:

This site is a convenient camping spot for groups who reserve the Groom Creek Schoolhouse day use picnic area nearby.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Campfire Rings
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Mountain Biking
  • Picnic Area
  • Trash Collection
  • Volleyball Courts
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Lake Access
Know Before You Go
  • No drinking water or hookups provided
  • Toilet is accessible; site is not
  • Click here for more information about Prescott 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):
34.45528, -112.45333
34°27'19"N, 112°27'12"W

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.

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Information:  (928)443-8000
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