The Granite Dells in the Prescott area are definitely a hidden gem of Arizona! And Point of Rocks RV Campground makes a great basecamp for visiting the area.
Our first site (number 96) was a pull-through site located at the end of a row in the upper loop. It had plenty of room for both the motorhome and toad. The site was partly shaded and there was vegetation between us and our neighbor which added nice bit of privacy.
The roads as well as the site pads are primarily gravel/dirt, so it can get a little dusty in the summer. That definitely gives this more of a campground or outdoor recreation vibe than “rv park” or “resort.” Luckily, afternoon rain showers during our visit kept the dust at a tolerable level.
At the far end of this road is a common area with picnic facilities and lots of room to scramble on the granite boulders. You can enjoy some great views of the area, especially at sunset. Be careful! These boulders look smooth from a distance but they are not.
The park staff is very, very helpful here! In fact, when we originally called to reserve they didn’t have any openings. But the staff member we spoke with said she would call us back if something became available. And a couple of weeks later, she did!
Also, if you would like to stay longer than there is a single site available, the park staff will help you put together a stay using multiple sites. If you choose to do this, you must move your RV by 11:30am or as soon as your next site becomes available. That means there are a LOT of RV’s moving around the campground a bit later in the morning. It’s a bit like playing musical chairs – but it’s nice that the park will help you figure out how to stay as long as you’d like.
Because we didn’t reserve early enough, we got to play musical sites and move to a different location for our last couple of nights. Our second site was a back-in that looked onto the road coming up the hill (more on this road later in our review). This site was just long enough for the motorhome with the truck parked perpendicular and not as wide as the first one. Still, it was shady and pleasant.
We didn’t use the restroom or laundry facilities and because we were visiting during COVID (and before being vaccinated) we didn’t visit those areas either.
Aside from the picnic area, there aren’t really any extra amenities at this park. But there is plenty to do. We took the trail from the park to Watson Lake and spent a morning hiking all the way around it (about 5 miles). There are vendors that will deliver kayaks, paddleboards or e-bikes to the park.
The park site states “no early check-ins”, they will also re-emphasize this when you make your reservation. When we arrived at the park we realized why this was so important. There is pretty much a single lane road leading into the park, and it’s a fairly steep uphill. This road is the ONLY means of ingress or egress to the park. So, there is absolutely no room for early arrivals to “stage” prior to check-in time. So please help the staff out and arrive no earlier than check-in time.
All in all, we had a great time at Point of Rocks and will definitely stay here again.
Tips & Tricks:
- Check in time is 1pm or later. There is NO EARLY CHECK-IN. There is no place to park while waiting and no easy way for larger vehicles to turn around.
- It is dark at night! While it’s definitely best to show up after 1pm, it’s also good to check in before dark to make getting to and in your site easier.
Back-in/Big Rig Access/Restrooms & Showers/Pets Allowed
30 or 30/50 amp, water, sewer and a picnic table
- Location, location, location – right in the middle of the Granite Dells
- Some areas of the park (not necessarily campsites) have great views
- Next to Watson Lake with access via hiking trail
- Most sites have shade
- Friendly staff
- Pet friendly
- The campground is all gravel and can be very dusty
- Sites are close together
- Daily “musical sites” around check-out time