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Unread 12-28-2007, 02:18 PM   #1
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Anyone know Sedona AZ area well and can fill me in on some good campgrounds. I from Southern CA and want to take a trip out their. Free or pay campsites, doesnt matter, any suggestions.

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Unread 12-28-2007, 03:27 PM   #2
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StvDiego just got back from Sedona a couple days ago. Perhaps he can share some info. You may want to PM him.

Within the last couple pages of the San Diego thread, he posted some pics/info. You might want to check that out.

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Unread 12-28-2007, 03:38 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Joe Dillard
StvDiego just got back from Sedona a couple days ago. Perhaps he can share some info. You may want to PM him.

Within the last couple pages of the San Diego thread, he posted some pics/info. You might want to check that out.

Steve, I'm offering your services.
Gee thanks

yeah just got back night before last, I go out there every Christmas and usually in the late fall to visit my folks in Cottonwood, right outside Sedona. First piece of advice, dress warm. It is COLD there. In the teens at night and it was snowing when I left. And bring a pink Jeep swatter, not very nice people if you're not paying 'em. But gawd is it beautiful country up there..

Lots of BLM land out there which means free camping. Are you tent camping or do you have an RV? Are you planning on doing any wheelin, I hope so. I brought a lot of maps back I can share and met a bunch of JF people there if you need a contact.

Drop me a PM and lets chat
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Unread 12-28-2007, 08:06 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies guys. StvDiego, sent you a PM
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Unread 01-04-2008, 10:52 PM   #5
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Sorry for the delay, got busy being busy. Here's some info, I'm sure I';; think of something more but this should get you going

There's lots of camping around Sedona but no camping is allowed in and immediately adjacent to the city of Sedona. There's several small campgrounds all over the area but if you plan on dry camping I would stay south of Sedona in the Cottonwood, Verde Valley (highway 179 off the 17) area. There's a zillion acres of BLM land down there and you can camp almost anywhere on it for free.

Be sure and stop by Farabee's Jeep Rentals, http://www.sedonajeeprentals.com/ , and talk with Joel or Nena. they have good maps to the local sightseeing trails. Broken Arrow is a must. Just watch out for those annoying pink jeeps, not exactly nice and patient. The Red Rock Jeep tour folks you see on the other trails are a real kick tho, had fun with them.

You'll find gas is cheaper in Cottonwood, just south of Sedonda btw. 20 cents/gal at least cheaper. And if you get a chance, stop by Ace Hardware in Cottonwood, the owner is a great jeeper!

If you get the chance run up the hill to Jerome, check out the Haunted Hamburger. Hamburgers are good, but a fun place to eat and Jerome is just a neat town to spend a few hours checking out. Plus the views of the valley are awesome.

Be sure to visit Montezuma's Castle and Tuzigoot. Cool Indian ruins. there's also some older ruins that you can only get to by the back roads. You can get maps at Farabee's. Gotta do the tourist thing.

If you want a good breakfast place go to Hobo Joes, a locals kinda place, but great breakfasts, also in Cottonwood (a theme eh?)

Cottonwood is the neighbor to Sedona, about 15 minutes south on the 179 and everything is alot more affordable there, plus there's a Walmart won't find one of those in Sedona.

My opinion of Sedona is La Jolla, Newport Beach in the mountains...

Ok, so back to camping;

You can also camp in a lot of the National Forest land. This is a link to what they call the "dispersed camping" areas (dry camping):
http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/coconino/rec..._camping.shtml

Most of the camping areas north of Sedona, what the call Red Rock country, close during the winter so south is likely your best bet.

There are also a lot of National Forest Campgrounds in the area:

Pine Flat East and West
http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/coconino/rec...lat-camp.shtml
$20.00 per night, $7 additional vehicle 18 sites at Pine Flat are reservable. 40 sites are on a "first-come, first-served" basis 58 sites total. The reservable sites are closest to the creek.

Cave Springs
http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/coconino/rec...ngs-camp.shtml
$20.00 per night, $7 additional vehicle 11 sites at Cave Springs are reservable. 67 sites are on a "first-come, first-served" basis 78 single-unit sites total. The reservable sites are closest to the creek.

Manzanita
http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/coconino/rec...ita-camp.shtml
Open year-round $18.00 per night, $7 additional vehicle. Reservations required. 11 of the 19 sites are reservable. 19 single-unit sites at Manzanita

Bootlegger
http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/coconino/rec...ger-camp.shtml
$18.00 per night, $7 additional vehicle. Not reservable - sites are on a "first-come, first-served" basis only. 10 single-unit sites

Beaver Creek
http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/coconino/rec...eek-camp.shtml
$15.00 per night/campsite; $7 additional vehicle. Not reservable - sites are on a "first-come, first-served" basis only 13 single-unit sites

Clear Creek
http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/coconino/rec...eek-camp.shtml
$15.00 per night/campsite; $7 for additional vehicle. Not reservable - sites are on a "first-come, first-served" basis only 18 single-unit sites


If the Red Rock Country Campgrounds are full, here are two more possibilities in the general area:
Deadhorse Ranch State Park - Directions From I-17 take (exit 287) Hwy 260 to Cottonwood. Hwy. 260 intersects with 89A/Main Street. Turn left on Main Street and proceed to North 10th Street. Turn right (north) on North 10th Street. Continue on North 10th across the Verde River Bridge to the park entrance. 675 Dead Horse Ranch Road, Cottonwood, Arizona 86326 (928) 634-5283
Facilities: Campsites with electricity, water, picnic tables, and grills. Dump Station, Tent sites with tables and grills, Restroom facilities with hot showers, Picnic areas and group sites, Ramadas for individual and group use, Verde River and three fishing lagoons stocked periodically for a total of 20 service acres of fishing water. Trails for hiking, biking, equestrian use Horse corrals available for overnight use with advance arrangements, Adjacent to the Verde River Greenway Natural Area.

Ft. Tuthill Campground - A family and group campground is situated near the Coconino County Fairgrounds, so plan to attend or participate in an event and stay on-site. Camping areas include a few hook-up sites (no electricity), picnic tables, fire rings, portable toilets, and water spigots. Tall pine trees create a rustic "camping in the woods" experience and provide shade on hot summer days.
Directions: After I-17 (Exit 337), from stop sign at top of exit ramp head west and stay in right lane. At next stop sign go straight ahead. There's a small, wooden sign on the right that says, "Fort Tuthill." Continue straight for about 500 yards and take first left (look for sign). Check-in at Lodge on right (park in dirt lot across the street just before reaching lodge).
Telephone for reservations May through September: 928-774-3464. You may reach Coconino Parks and Recreation for General Information at 982-679-8000.
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