There's a pawtastic place in the Prescott National Forest where you can come for a camping adventure with your horse. The Groom Creek Horse Camp is a pet-friendly facility for equestrians. There are pull-through sites here that can handle larger RVs and trailers. Once you've set up camp, saddle your equine and take a ride through the forest. You'll find three trails near this property.
The sites in the campground have corrals and overhead tether lines where you can hitch a few horses. There are campfire rings, running water, and picnic areas here. When you're ready to hit the road with your mount, you can head out on the Groom Creek Trail to climb Spruce Mountain. Enjoy a peaceful ride in the mixed pine, oak, and Douglas fir forest on the 8.7-mile loop. Other paths in the area include the five-mile Wolf Creek Trail and the two-mile Horse Camp Trail. Hikers and mountain bikers also use these routes. The woods out here provide homes to deer, bobcats, snakes, mountain lions, birds, and other wildlife. Wildflowers dot the landscape in spring and summer.
In addition to horses, dogs can come camping with you here. The Forest Service requires that you secure them on a leash or cord any time that they're outside. Collect and dispose of their waste while you're staying at this facility. To prevent spreading allergens or disease, leave no trace of feed, bedding, or manure when you leave. Animal waste can be put in the camp dumpsters on your way out.
The Groom Creek Horse Camp is a puptacular place to get out in the forest for a trail ride. Share the beauty of nature with your pup as you and your steed wander through the trees. You'll find a volunteer host and a volunteer custodian in the camp to help you with your horses.