Coconino National Forest--Double Springs

Coconino National Forest--Double Springs

Coconino National Forest Double Springs Campground Road

Double Springs Campground webpage
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About this Location

Double Springs Campground is an “old fashion” campground, originally built in the 1930s, and has sites nestled in a beautiful draw filled with cool grass, ponderosa pine, and Gambel oak. The heart of this camp is Double Spring, which runs to the surface just above the camp. Wildlife and bird watching are popular activities in this area as they visit the spring. Some of the birds you may see are hawks, northern harriers, an occasional bald eagle, and a variety of songbirds. The area also boasts a healthy population of elk and mule deer.

Relax and take in the nostalgia of this historic campground or hike the Lake View Trail (2 miles one way), which originates here. This trail leads to overlooks providing a view of nearby Mormon Lake and the surrounding forests and volcanoes. Campground roads and parking spurs are gravel.

Recreational interests here usually center 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.

The scenic little mountain resort village of Mormon Lake is conveniently close to the camp, offering horseback rides, and mountain bike rentals. You’ll also find a country store, a service station, and a picturesque cowboy steak house there.

24 miles southeast of Flagstaff near Lake Mary. The elevation is 7,000 feet. Drive south from Flagstaff 20 miles on FR-3 (Lake Mary Road) to the intersection of FR-90. Turn west on FR-90 and drive 4.6 miles to Double Springs.

Notable Trails

Trails lead from the campground 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.

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