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Lockett Meadow Campground

Statistics Elevation
May 21 - Mid Oct.
Days Limit
Trailer Limit
Not Recommended
GPS Location
N35° 21' 33.3"
 W111° 37' 9.73"
Amenities Potable Water
Waste Disposal
Store Nearby
Campsite Grills
Campsite Tables
Fire Rings
Utility Hookups
Bring It
Fishing Supplies
Gas & Propane
Visitor Center
On Site
Ranger District
Fish Species Rainbow Trout
Cutthroat Trout
Brook Trout
Brown Trout
Apache Trout
Yellow Bass
Flathead Catfish
Yellow Perch
Redear Sunfish
Green Sunfish
Northern Pike
Channel Catfish
Smallmouth Bass
Largemouth Bass
Striped Bass
White Bass
Arctic Grayling
Fly and Lure Only
Body of Water Depth
Catch and Release Areas
Boats Allowed
Motor Limit
Boat Rentals
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The San Francisco Peaks are actually the remains of an extinct volcano. Millions of years ago this great mountain was shattered by an explosion similar to the one that devastated Washington's Mt. Saint Helens in 1980. Inside the now quiet caldera a lush alpine environment has blurred evidence of that cataclysmic event.

This small primitive campground offers views of the San Francisco Peaks and camping opportunities in the cool aspen trees that surround Lockett Meadow. This is a terrific campground for those who cherish a real mountain camping experience and love to hike Wilderness trails.

The Inner Basin Trail that goes into the heart of the ancient volcano begins in beautiful Lockett Meadow. From this island of emerald ringed with aspen and high peaks it follows a primitive road into the mountain's now quiet Inner Basin. Extensive stands of aspens cover the steep slopes of the old caldera coloring them solid gold in early fall. In spring and summer, wildflowers add a sprinkling of blue, red and yellow. Avalanche tracks streak down the talus slopes and remnants of old lava flows bear witness to the mountain's cataclysmic heritage.

You may see porcupine and elk or the hermit thrush who sings his best here. Even Black bears have been known to stroll right through groups of picnickers without so much as a glance at their lunches.

Leave No Trace: Recognize your role in preserving wild lands by practicing these LNT principles: 1) Plan ahead and prepare, 2) Travel and camp on durable surfaces, 3) Dispose of waste properly, 4) Leave what you find, 5) Minimize campfire impacts, 6) Respect wildlife, 7) Be considerate of other visitors.

Location: Drive northeast of Flagstaff on US Highway 89 for 12.5 miles to Forest Road 420 directly across from the Sunset Crater National Monument turnoff. Turn left (west) for about 1 mile to Forest Road 552. Turn right at the Lockett Meadow sign and continue to the campground. This dirt road is closed in early spring and late fall due to snow.

GPS: N35° 21' 33.3", W-111° 37' 9.732"

This road is not recommended for RVs/trailers due to the very steep, narrow (single lane), and rough road.


  • No drinking water available
  • Campfires are not allowed when the Forest is under Campfire Restrictions
  • Horses are not allowed in campground or Inner Basin.
  • Mountain Bikes are not permitted in the Kachina Peaks Wilderness
  • Motorbikes/ATVs may only be used for entering or leaving campsites and only if they are "street-legal"
  • 14 day Forest stay limit
  • Pets must always be restrained or on a leash on the Coconino National Forest.

360 Degree Panoramas of each campsite

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

Nearby Hiking

Inner Basin Trail O' Leary Peak Trail
Abineau & Bear Jaw Trail  

Click for a map of trails in theFlagstaff Ranger District


For More Information Contact:
Peaks Ranger Station, 5075 N. Highway 89, Flagstaff Arizona 86004, (928) 526-0866




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