How to Visit Prescott National Forest by RV and Where to Camp

Feb 17, 2023 | Campgrounds

How to Visit Prescott National Forest by RV and Where to Camp

Here's how to visit Prescott National Forest in Arizona in your RV, and where to camp nearby.

By Robert Annis

Photo: Robert Annis

Although Prescott National Forest doesn’t get as much publicity as other parks and monuments in Arizona, it offers just as many opportunities for outdoor adventure. It’s located near the Coconino National Forest between Phoenix and Las Vegas, and isn’t far off of Route 66.


Several locals recommended Watson Lake, and it’s well worth a visit. You can rent kayaks from a local outfitter and spend several hours paddling around the rocky, otherworldly landscape. If you want to hike, mountain bike, or just float on the eponymous body of water, Lynx Lake Recreation Area is a terrific option. 

How to Get There by RV

Both State Route 69 and State Route 89 run through Prescott. It should be fairly easy to get around in most RVs. 

Where to Camp

With miles of hiking and biking trails starting from the campground, you can spend multiple days at White Spar Campground without ever having to move your rig. No hookups, but the location offers basic amenities.

The Watson Lake Campground is basic, but the location can’t be beat. It’s a great spot if you want to grab dinner at a local brewery, then hit the lake first thing in the morning. 

Other Nearby Camping Options