Located 24 miles south east of Flagstaff near Lake Mary at 7000 feet, the campsites at Dairy Springs campground are scattered through cool groves of ponderosa pines and white firs. Recreational interest 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.
Season: May 7 through October 11, 2010
Attractions: Fishing, Hiking, Biking, Horseback riding, Windsurfing, Sightseeing, Wildlife watching (hawks, elk, deer), Photography
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
Fee for single unit sites: $16.00 per night, up to eight people with one vehicle. Second vehicle per night: $8.00 additional. These campgrounds are available for Picnic/day use (10 a.m to 4 p.m.) for a fee of $8.00 for up to 5 people.
Fee for Dairy Springs Group site: $90 per group site, 1 - 40 people. Reserve both group sites for up to 80 people for $180.00 per night. Reservation fees additional.
For more information contact: Peaks/Mormon Lake Ranger Districts, 5075 N. Hwy 89, Flagstaff AZ 86004, (928) 526-0866
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.
Peaks/Mormon Lake Ranger Districts
5075 N. Hwy 89, Flagstaff AZ 86004
Three hiking trails originate at Dairy Springs, one at 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. Bike and boat rentals are available in town of Mormon Lake.