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ARIZONA CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
COCONINO NATIONAL FOREST
TONTO NATIONAL FOREST
FOSSIL CREEK ROAD
LATITUDE: N 34°29.927
LONGITUDE: W 111°44.799
(GPS from Information Board
About a mile east from Hwy.260)
Dispersed and Primitive Camping

Coconino National Forest
Coconino National Forest

Fossil Creek Road
Fossil Creek Road

Fossil Creek Road
Fossil Creek Road

Fossil Creek Road Views
View from Fossil Creek Road

Cows on Fossil Creek Road
Cows on Fossil Creek Road

Dispersed Camp on Fossil Creek Road
Dispersed Camp Area on Fossil Creek Road
LATITUDE: N 34°29.927
LONGITUDE: W 111°44.799
About a mile east from Hwy.260
Suitable for RVs and Trailers.
The roads are kind of rough and dusty.

Road 500
Road #500

Wildlife Closure Area
Road #500
Wildlife Closure Area 2 Miles Ahead
Access to Verde Falls

Dispersed Camp Area on Fossil Creek Road
Dispersed Camp Area on Fossil Creek Road
LATITUDE: N 34°27.733
LONGITUDE: W 111°42.963
About 5 miles east from Hwy.260
Campsites both side of the road.

Dispersed Camp on Fossil Creek Road
Dispersed Camp Area on Fossil Creek Road
LATITUDE: N 34°27.804
LONGITUDE: W 111°42.898
About 5 miles east from Hwy.260
Campsites both side of the road.
Several campsites hidden along xx Creek.

Dispersed Camp on Fossil Creek Road
Camp on xx Creek

Creek
xx Creek

Dispersed Camp on Fossil Creek Road
Dispersed Camp Area on Fossil Creek Road

Dispersed Camp on Fossil Creek Road
Dispersed Camp Area on Fossil Creek Road
LATITUDE: N 34°23.622
LONGITUDE: W 111°38.590
About 14 miles east from Hwy.260
Big parking area near
Road continues to Fossil Creek with more campsites.

There are several more dispersed camping
areas on Fossil Creek Road.

View near Towel Creek Trailhead
View near Towel Creek Trailhead

Sign on Fossil Creek Road
Sign at Jct. of Fossil Creek Road and Road xx

Road#xx towards Childs, AZ
There are several nice dispersed camp areas.

Road xx
Dispersed Camp Area on Road#xx
LATITUDE: N 34°23.280
LONGITUDE: W 111°39.424
About a mile on Road#xx
This camp is kind of exposed to the elements.

Primitive Campsites
Pack Out Your Trash
14 Day Camping Limit

Sign
Leave a Clean Camp and Campfire Dead-Out!

Flash Flooding Possible
Avoid Low and Drainage Areas.

Fossil Creek
Fossil Creek

Sign
Information Sign

LINKS:
www.watershed.nau.edu/FossilCreekProject
www.aps.com/aps/CI/Default.html

Strawberry Historic School
Strawberry Historic School
Oldest Standing School in Arizona
LATITUDE: N 34°xx.xxx
LONGITUDE: W 111°xx.xxx
Fossil Creek Road about 1.5 miles
west from Strawberry, AZ

Historic Irving Power Plant
Historic Irving Power Plant
Closed to Public
LATITUDE: N 34°24.186
LONGITUDE: W 111°37.048

Fossil Creek Road
Fossil Creek Road
Narrow, Steep Downgrade
No shoulder with 1000' Drops
About 6 miles west from Strawberry, AZ
Use caution when driving this road.

DIRECTIONS:
From Camp Verde, AZ
I-17 / Exit #287
Take Hwy.260 East for 10 miles
(Hwy.260 between milepost 228-229)
Turn on Fossil Creek Road
The road is more accessible from this direction
Rough areas need good shock absorbers.

From Payson, AZ
Take Hwy 87 North to Strawberry
Turn on Fossil Creek Road
(Towards the Historic School House)
Narrow Mountain Road
Steep Downhill Grade with 1000' Drops
Not Recommended for RVs
Avoid in Bad Weather Conditions
This road is haunted and should be traveled
with caution. You will never forget this road.
Coconino National Forest boundary about 11 miles

ROAD CONDITIONS:
See above description...
RVs could access the first camp area
(About a mile east from Hwy.260)

PHOTO HERE
Verde River

PHOTO HERE
Verde Hot Springs

COCONINO NATIONAL FOREST
Fossil Creek Road
If you continue East on Fossil Creek Road
it becomes Tonto National Forest.

Also see: COCHISE STRONGHOLD
Also see:
COCHISE STRONGHOLD(WEST)
Also see:
HWY 288 / SALT RIVER
Also see: HWY 288 / SIERRA ANCHA
Also see:
MESCAL
Also see:
MOGOLLON / HWY 260
Also see:
MOGOLLON / HWY 87
Also see:
MOGOLLON / HWY 99
Also see:
ORGAN PIPE CACTUS
Also see:
PAINTED ROCK PETROGLYPH

CLEAR CREEK CAMPGROUND
Coconino National Forest
Hwy.260 east from Camp Verde, AZ
$15 Per Vehicle / 7 Day Limit
LATITUDE: N 34°30.956
LONGITUDE: W 111°46.048

Montezuma Castle NM
Montezuma Castle NM
LATITUDE: N 34°36.690
LONGITUDE: W 111°50.349
(GPS from the Visitor Parking Area)
There were vehicles from all over the country

Hwy 260
Hwy 260 west of Camp Verde

PHOTO HERE
Cottonwood, AZ
Cottonwood is built on the mountain side
The road is narrow with steep mountain grades.
Historic town is a tourist destination.
No vehicles over 50' recommended.

PHOTO HERE
Tonto Natural Bridge

PHOTO HERE
Fort Verde SHP

Bell Rock
Bell Rock from Hwy 179

Lost Dutchman State Park
Lost Dutchman SP

Hwy 88 Arizona
Hwy.88, North of Tortilla Flat

Lost Dutchman Mountains
Superstition Mountains

Tonto National Monument
Tonto National Monument

TONTO NATIONAL MONUMENT
Tonto National Monument is on Hwy188

Theodore Roosevelt Dam
Theodore Roosevelt Dam
Junction of Hwy.188 and Hwy.88

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Free campgrounds and camping
ARIZONA CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
COCONINO NATIONAL FOREST
TONTO NATIONAL FOREST
FOSSIL CREEK ROAD