Childs Camping Area

Coconino National Forest

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Child's Power Rd.
Yavapai, AZ
928-203-2900
928-527-3600
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GPS: 34.348, -111.6974

Last Price Paid: $0
Number of Sites: 30
Pad Type: dirt
Elevation: 2680 ft
Max Stay: 5
Tent Camping: Yes

2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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1bars
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skelley

19 Toyota Tacoma ORLBDC
28 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

skelley would stay here again

“shady, river, hot springs, water else do you want?”

Reviewed Dec 10, 2017

Overall Rating

excellent area with many spots. the best are shaded and close to the river.
road is very rough the last 500' but there is a small lot for lower clearance vehicles.

hot springs a mile upstream and across river
river should be around 200-300 cfs for a nice crossing.
3 tubs over looking river with the middle being hottest
a couple nice tent camping spots nearby on the hot spring side of the river

vault toilet and water from river
5 day max stay. campfire restrictions possible.

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1bars
Verizon 3G

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The Traveling Tog...

Toyota T-100 extended cab
5 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 0

The Traveling Together Journal would stay here again

“Free on a river with hotsprings a mile away! ”

Reviewed Nov 01, 2017

Overall Rating

Spent two nighs in October. This is a popular spot due to the great hot spring on the other side of the river. First night was Saturday and it was a bit crowded with the best campsite on the river already taken. People kept filling in through the night. Someone was firing a gun in the late evening. The pit toilet was alright. If your already used to the toilets in Mexico it's not so bad, but our friends we met up with were not too impressed. On Sunday morning 95% of the cars and people left. Great for dogs. Most people had their dogs running free. It's hot and dusty during the day and very cold at night. Most spots have a fire ring. The road from Strawberry to here is closed. This is in the Tonto National Forest, but you do not need a recreation permit for this spot. You will pass miles of signs on the way here saying Parking Permit Required No Camping -No Campfires April 1st -October 1st but that is just for that area and for those dates. About a mile before this spot you see a sign that then says after this point no permit required and camping allowed. It's free. Pack it in Pack it out. Bring your own wood. There is non here. Hot springs is about a mile hike with no signs leading the way. Expect to get a little lost, you have to cross the river. The river is cold and may be too swift for small children, old dogs and drunks. The pools are a great temperature and overlooking the river. Signs say nudity is prohibited and everyone when we went at dusk was following the rules on the first night, but on the less crowded day most people were nude. The road out here was 2wd wash board dirt, but the last .25 miles was very high clearance and 4x4 recommend. There were ALOT of bees.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
0bars
AT&T

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Hookups:
  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
Recreation:
  • recreation trail
Facilities:
  • restrooms: vault
Pets:
  • pets

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