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Dairy Springs Campground

Elevation: 7,200 feet


Facilities: 30 single-unit sites with tables and cooking grills, two group sites available at Dairy Springs (See Notes), Drinking water, Toilets (vault type), self-guided nature trail at Dairy Springs, campfire program amphitheater at Dairy Springs Campsites at both of these campgrounds are scattered through cool groves of ponderosa pines and white firs. Recreational Double Springs entrance and host siteinterest here usually centers around fishing in nearby Mormon Lake (when there is water in it), but even if you don't fish there are plenty of things to do in this picturesque area.


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Three hiking trails originate at Dairy Springs, one at Double Springs near middle of campground Double Springs. Those trails lead to scenic overlooks of nearby Mormon Lake and the surrounding area of prairies, forests and volcanoes.  Wildlife watching is also a popular activity in this area.  It's a very good place to see hawks, including northern harriers and ospreys.  The area boasts a healthy population of elk and mule deer, too.  The scenic little mountain resort village of Mormon Lake is conveniently close to the camp, offering horseback rides, mountain bike rentals.  You'll also find a country store, service station, and a picturesque cowboy steak house there.

Attractions: Fishing, Hiking, Biking, Horseback riding, Windsurfing, Sightseeing, Wildlife watching (hawks, elk, deer), Photography * Group and single family site reservations accepted online at Recreation.gov or call 877-444-6777 (toll free number), TDD at 877-833-6777. * Tents and small motor homes up to 35' are permitted at both campgrounds. * No utility hookups. * Pets must always be restrained or on a leash. * No horses allowed in the campground. * Motorbikes may only be used for entering or leaving campsite. * 14 day stay limit.

Camp check-in time is 2 p.m. Check-out time is 11 a.m.

Directions: Drive south from Flagstaff 20 miles on Forest Highway 3 (Lake Mary Road) to the intersection of Forest Road 90.  Turn west on FR 90 and drive 3.5 miles to Dairy Springs Campground, 4.6 miles to Double Springs.

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