Forest Road 237 | Informal Campsite

United States

Details

Verified:
about 1 month ago
Altitude:
1936.0 masl
Website:
None
Contributor:
Denis L

Amenities

Electricity:
No
Wifi:
No
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
No
Showers:
No
Water:
No
Toilets:
No
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Yes

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Description

**FS Roads close in winter and early spring for seasonal weather closure. (Still open November 25, 2023 with lows of 18 degrees in Flagstaff)
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Just north off Vista View, it's an old BLM campground, no water, no toilet. there are 4 different areas with easily 20 sites each. quiet, clean. Very good place.

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Nice space with fairly flat sites. Nicely wooded with designated sites and firepits. You can hear road noise from 89A.

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Gates are open! PLEASE PICK UP AND TAKE ALL OF YOUR TRASH!! This is one of the last nice dispersed campsites in the area! Please keep it nice! :)

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still a great place to stay! many sites, spread out well. fire rings to use. had a few neighbors. no issues.

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Stopped a couple of nights. Very quiet and would certainly use again.

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Stayed here another few nights and it wa snuck quieter. A good free spot. Definitely easy to find a space to sleep this time of year, was mostly empty.

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One of the few spots open between Sedona and Flagstaff as designated campgrounds close from October to April. 18 degrees at night and snow on side of highways but still accessible. No toilet/water, but you can have a fire here. Lots of campers/vans but also big parties of people. Don’t expect to be alone/it to be quiet. Really decent cell service for both Verizon and AT&T!

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Great area! very pretty and tons of sites. I don't get the sites too close together vibe at all, but people could park multiple to a site I guess. only 4 campers on a Friday night. winding down before winter season I'm guessing.

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Great quiet, spacious spots off the main road. Loved it so much the first night we came back for night 2, Easy to get to & during the week barely anyone there. Filled up on Friday night but still plenty of spots available and a quick drive into Flagstaff or Oaks Creek Canyon

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These spots are VERY close together. Some of them have cars parked within an arm's length of each other. Great for a free campground feel, minus the facilities. If you prefer privacy, avoid.

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This place is great. I was here on the weekend so it was busy and loud. It’s so beautiful. I have tried a weekday but I bet it would be significantly more peaceful.

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very nice spacious camp in the pines.6 sites occupied on Wednesday June 28 2023. our site is leveled. cool temperature compared to Sedona as it at 6400 ft!

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There’s 4 lots with around 20 sites. Not all are level but you can find some that are. There were some cute cows grazing by us when we arrived and they later left. Quiet, calm, pretty spaced out. Most sites have a makeshift campfire with stones/rocks and you can gather wood from around the ground. Starlink works if you’re not parked between trees, I have AT&T and got lower bars as I headed down the lots. Currently in lot 4 and have 1 bar LTE but enough to share this review! :D it’s lovely & very spacious. Stayed here 2 nights, campfires both nights & packing in and packing out. Make sure you take your trash!

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Great Camping location! plenty of sites. some not so even. had no issues with the roads. even good hammock trees!

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as advertised! great free spot to spend a few days. bumpy road but our converted ambulance made it just fine.

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part 2: Monday morning by 8:30am very few people camping only spent the night but great site. we'll be coming back. Not very leveled is the only issue

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bumpy road but passable with our 20ft travel trailer. Tight spots to get into but found a spot to spend the night. Quite and modestly full for a Sunday.

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easy to access in my sprinter 170 ext. 4 groups of campsites with fire pits. the road is a little bumpy but easily accessible.

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Can confirm as we just drove by this road and multiple others on 89A, this is still closed for the season. Beautiful scenic drive though!

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Can confirm that this road and other sites nearby are closed right now due to snow!

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Great spot not far off the highway and puts you in range to easily explore Flagstaff or Sedona. Clean and quiet. Can be hard to find a level spot but there are some. Road was a little rocky but high clearance and 4wd not necessary from the AZ89 side. Little rougher on the I17 side.

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Lots of spots, other campers but over half the spots were free

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Stayed for two nights in loop 4 with no issues. Neighbors were a little closer than we'd like, but it was a beautiful forest area. Verizon reception was ok (1-2 bars). So much toilet paper around and some garbage. A group of people volunteering for the forest came to clean up the area which was so wonderful to see! We came on a Monday and most of the spots were taken surprisingly, but we found a good spot eventually!

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Terrible terrible terrible road. It’s so terrible.

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Easy to get to, great cell service (AT&T and Verizon). Nice stone built fire place. Spotted a few dogs off leash. The people here seemed sketchy and odd. The man across the way from us told us that he's been living here out of his car here for a year now. In the morning a woman greeted us and told us that a lady died in the park and they were practicing shamanism. It was a quiet night but the people we encountered were interesting...

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I second that it is very quiet during the week. People showed up in droves on Friday and all sites are now taken. Nearest neighbor is about 40 feet away. ATVs, generators and gunshots on the weekends. Beautifully clean campsites though.

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Nice spot. Road is open right now with lots of cqmpers

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I love it, here, in the Ponderosa pine forest after being in the hot, gorgeous desert by Sedona for 5 days. Higher elevation, cooler temps, tall trees with shade and no dust or red rock dirt. Just as beautiful but in a different way. I see no trash, very clean. It is so quiet, even with other campers. Room for everyone, spread far apart. These are numbered, designated spots, not dispersed. Do not camp just anywhere you please. We are a society here, please respect it and let the wild areas alone to regrow. And we asked 2 people to put out large campfires as theqq Tunnel fire is burning 30 minutes away. It is really dry right now. There is a burn ban going on in AZ and NM and signs with restrictions are posted. People are crazy.

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Great place, all 4 loops open. Beautiful, level numbered sites in Loop 4.

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All of the local forest roads to Flagstaff here that we checked are still closed for the season.

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Road closed to motored vehicles. No dates given

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This site is not permanently closed as stated in the description. I believe closures are in effect for mud season to keep people from tearing up the roads and campsites. Great place to grab a spot for the night while exploring Flagstaff or Sedona! But please, pack out your trash!!!

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Road is now open and in great condition, plenty of space, quiet in Ponderosa pine forest. A little dirty, bring a trash bag and help clean up a little. Always check the Forest Service website for road status.

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I am here now, along with about 15 other, very quiet, campers. Lovely place. Shaded and filtered light through mostly pine forest canopy.

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This place is permanently closed.

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Road is closed as of writing for all sites in this area, including the one closer to Sedona. These are forest service roads and seem to be very muddy and under seasonal closing.

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Attempted to enter this group of sites on Wednesday March 3rd 2021 but a gate was blocking the road. The gate sign said “road closed authorized vehicles only” with no other reason/hours posted.

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Roads weren't as rough as the spots across the road, so we went here! Not as secluded, but beautiful! Definitely recommend!

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Great boon docking experience. Was able to find a spot at designated campsite 309 that was pretty isolated and quiet from other campers. We drive a 25 ft Class C that got down the dirt road with no problem. I would definitely stay here again. Also close to MTB trail “Kelly Pocket” that I will ride as well. Download trailforks app for MTB trail systems.

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Nice place but there is so much toilet paper around the trees. It’s horrible

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This was perfect! I needed a place enroute to Sedona. Lots of spaces and very quiet.

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This was perfect! I needed a place enroute to Sedona. Lots of spaces and very quiet.

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Quiet, a few open spaces, ok view. . Very relaxing and off the beaten path

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4 big loops with 10-20 spots on each loop.
Pretty easy dirt road with some rocky sections.
We stayed on loop 2 but later noticed loop 4 has very nice and flat spots in the middle section.
Zero road noise, super peaceful.
Good Verizon coverage which was surprising.
We did a nice trail run down and past a small rocky dry creek.
Very pretty area but no vistas or views.

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Sites scattered in groups. There are no facilities but it’s a good place to camp. Please, please, please pack our waste and do not leave toilet paper lying around! Was a bit chilly for the time of year. Overall a good camp spot.

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Not exactly ‘wild camping’, but at least 30 potential spots with plenty of space in between!

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Site was great. Very strick to campfire. Gave us a ticket to appear in federal court. Had a very small campfire to make our food at 9:00 and ranger was not thrilled even tho we could not have been more apologetic and respectful.

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Nice quiet during week , weekends busy loud generators and lots of traffic

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Just north off vista view, it's an old campground in the BLM, free, no wather, no toilet. there is 4 different aera with easely 20 sites each. quiet clean. Very good place.

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