Jacob Lake

Discussion in 'Arizona' started by novagirl, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. novagirl

    novagirl retired camper

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    Did a drive by of this campground while visiting the North Rim. According to the rangers, this campground was closed but when we left and drove by, people were in there camping. Looked very nice. Would like to explore it further in the future if we get back out here.

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  2. kitphantom

    kitphantom Well-Known Member

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    The Northern Arizona Rally was held there over Labor Day. We drove up from North Rim CG for the potluck. It seemed like a pretty nice campground, although some of the sites are fairly close to the road. Those camping there didn't seem to have an issue with road noise. The vault potties were clean, and had motion triggered electric lights. We would consider using it under the right conditions, such as driving by there on the way to/from somewhere else, with no time or reservations to do North Rim or even DeMotte (on the way to North Rim).

    FWIW, many times USFS campgrounds may be officially closed - no hosts, water, potties or other services, but camping there is allowed as long as you are self-contained and transport trash out and there are not locked gates, or signs to the contrary. We asked the hosts about camping during the off-season at one USFS CG in Colorado a couple of years ago, when we were camped on the last official weekend. We met several hunters taking supplies into the back country from that campground, and they were going to be camped some at the CG too, over the following couple of weeks, so we wondered about what "closed" meant. The hosts said that people were allowed to camp as long as they weren't snowed out and understood the limitations I mentioned above.
     
  3. novagirl

    novagirl retired camper

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    Thanks for that info, kitphantom. DeMotte Campground up the road was gated off.

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  4. Anthony Hitchings

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    wejust spent one night there, very nice, close to dinner at the Inn, best drop toilet i have ever encountered.
     

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