Granite Basin Group Campground
At Granite Basin Lake
Description. Granite Basin Campground sets at an elevation of about 5,600 feet in the Prescott National Forest and will accommodate up to 100 campers. There are 30 vehicle sites. RVs and camping trailers are permitted but parking is difficult. There are no utility hookups or drinking water. Granite Basin Lake is only about a 1/4 mile from the campground. Hiking trailheads to the Granite Mountain Wilderness are within 1 mile. The rugged, boulder strewn cliffs of the 9,000 acre Granite Mountain Wilderness provide a scenic setting for this group campground. There is a 14 day stay limit.
Granite Basin Lake is a man-made lake of about 5 surface acres. Although fishing is usually rated as only fair to poor, a patient angler can often catch bluegill, largemouth bass, or catfish. A State of Arizona fishing license is required for anglers over the age of 13 years. Swimming is not permitted in the lake. Boating is permitted , but boats are limited only electric motors.
Season. February to November. Dependent upon weather.
Facilities. 30 vehicle camp sites. Group campground includes 8 fireplaces, 1 fire ring, 4 pedestal grills,and 2 vault toilets. 14 day stay limit.
- Reservations Required.
- (877) 444-6777
- (877) 833-6777 (Hearing Impaired)
Location. From Prescott take Gurley Street west to Grove Avenue. Turn north on Grove Avenue and proceed to the 4th traffic light. Stay in the left lane through this intersection and take Iron Springs Road. Follow Iron Springs Road for 3.2 miles to the turnoff to Granite Basin Lake (Forest Road 374). Turn north on FR 374 and follow for about 4 miles to the campground area entrance. Travel time is about 15 minutes from downtown Prescott.