Coconino National Forest Bonito Campground
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Overview

Location
Address: Flagstaff, Arizona 86004
GPS: 35.370429, -111.543602
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Local Directions: From Flagstaff, AZ, take US Rt. 89 north 12.5 miles to Sunset Crater/Wupaiki signs. Turn right at sign and go 1.9 miles to campground sign. Turn left into campground.

Contact Information
Local Phone: 1-928-526-0866
Website: http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea...
Email: sharper@fs.fed.us

Open
May 4 to October 8
  Sites
44 RV Sites, 44 Tent Sites, 44 No Hookup, 15 Pull Thru

Rates
Daily Rates: $20.00

Facilities & Services
No Showers

Recreation
Hiking

Restrictions
Max RV Length 45 ft, Max RV Width 12 ft
 
Description
Bonito Campground is named for the Bonito Lava Flow which oozed across this high desert plain some 900 years ago. That river of liquid rock, now frozen forever, is just one of the many remnants of volcanic activity which lend an otherwordly appearance to this starkly beautiful place. Though the cinder cones, lava squeeze-ups, lava caves, and petrified rock bubbles that dot the landscape became inactive over a century ago, they all look as if they could have been spurting and spouting just yesterday. This area of recent volcanic activity is so unique that much of it has been set aside as the Sunset Crater National Monument. The monument is located just beyond the boundaries of the campground.

Also nearby is Wupatki National Monument. The centerpiece of this area is a four story masterpiece of Native American stone masonry. Construction of that stone-age condominium began in about A. D. 1120. At one time it contained as many as 100 rooms and housed as many as 125 people. Both Sunset Cra
Sites
Total Sites44
RV Sites44
   
Tent Sites44
Max RV Length45 ft
   
Max RV Width12 ft
  
No Hookup (44)
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Facilities and Services
  Hours Description Fees
Firewood  
Flush Toilets  
Handicap Facilities  
No Showers  
Recreation
  Hours Description Fees
Hiking  
Local Tours   Volcanoes, lava flows
Wildlife Watching  
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