Thursday, October 31, 2013


We decided to spend a few days near Prescott, AZ, where we experienced an unusual hassle finding a place to stay.  Prescott is surrounded on three sides by national forest, so I didn't expect a problem, but stuff happens.  Prescott National Forest only allows dispersed camping in designated places.  We disconnected the car and checked out a few of these spots.  Wow!  The roads to these unbelievably UNlevel, tiny spots were scary, to say the least.

Okay, no problem, there are three national forest campgrounds close to town. Unfortunately, it happened to be a Friday, and the first campground was completely reserved.  I've probably already mentioned how I feel about reservable campgrounds.  Campground number two was non-reservable (Yeah!), but was closed for the weekend because it was booked out to some group (Hey! What happened to non-reservable?) Campground number three was just right - too bad we didn't go there first.  Yavapi campground is on Granite Basin Road with giant sites and lots of sun for the solar panels.

Nearby are the Granite Dells, a pretty area with lots of cool rock formations.

We did some rock scrambling.

The rocks looked like somebody scribbled on them - pretty cool.

One more.

And speaking of sights, we got a kick out of this one.


  1. For some reason I had the impression there were lots and lots of places to park an RV in the Prescott area. I've been there a couple times, but never in the RV. Thanks for the info on Yavapi campground. Pretty place.

  2. We like the Prescott area. We, of course, want hookups so we usually stay at the Fairgrounds.

  3. I agree with you about those reservable vs unreservable sites.

    I have to get one of those Bucket List plates. Too funny!

  4. We loved Prescott. Of course, needing hookups, we stayed at City of Rocks. The scenery is so cool there.

  5. Looks like you got the best of the 3 for sure! Pretty place!!!