Yavapai Campground – Granite Basin Lake – Prescott

Granite Basin Lake
Granite Basin Lake


One of the few disabled-accessible campgrounds, Yavapai Campground is open year round. The small

Granite Basin Lake is just a 1.5 miles from the campground and offers boating and fishing for channel catfish, sunfish, crappie and largemouth bass. Sorry, but no swimming allowed.

Nestled in granite rock outcrops adjacent to Granite Mountain Wilderness Area.  Located in mixed Pinyon Juniper and Ponderosa Pine with plently of sunlight; located only a few miles from Prescott.

Each camp site usually accommodates one vehicle towing a camp trailer plus one additional vehicle (there is a charge for additional vehcile).  Vehicles must be parked in space provided on site – not along side of road.

Sites are designed for 5 people; a maximum of 10 is allowed only to accommodate a single large family.  At least one person must occupy a campsite during the first night after camping equipment is set up.

The following sites may be reserved from two days to six months in advance through Recreation.gov or call 1 (877) 444-6777:  1,2,3, 5-15, 17-20 Sites 4, 16 and 21 are available on a first-come-first-served basis, but they fill quickly.


Granite Basin offers wonderful hiking and several trailhead are located in the recreation area.  See the link for the brochure below.

Granite Basin Recreation Area Brochure



From Prescott, travel northwest on Iron Springs Road to FR 374. Travel north 2 miles to campground on the left.

General Notes

  • 21 campsites with picnic tables, fire pits, and grills
  • Drinking water
  • Composting toilets
  • Elevation: 5850′
  • Garbage service
  • Maximum vehicle length is 40-feet
  • No RV hook-ups
  • Drinking water is available for use on site, but not for filling RV water tanks
  • Quiet hours between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  • Campfires in developed fire pits only
  • Fireworks are prohibited
  • Dogs must be on leash (6′ maximum)
  • OHV/ATV use prohibited in the campground
  • Maximum length of stay: 14 days in 30-day period on the Prescott National Forest including stays at dispersed recreation sites.