Freidlein Prairie Campground

Flagstaff, Arizona

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Freidlein Prairie Road climbs along the southern flank of the San Francisco Mountains above Flagstaff, through a dense mixed-conifer/aspen forest dotted with small clearings. Freidlein Prairie itself (sometimes spelled Friedlein or even Friedlund) is an irregular patch of aspen-rimmed grassland that, especially in fall when the trees blaze with gold, can easily be seen from town. Wildflowers abound in season, and elk and mule deer graze here throughout the year. This beautiful spot in the Coconino National Forest may have been named for an Arizona pioneer family: in 1894, the local newspaper mentioned the theft of a horse from the Friedlein brothers, as well as one Will Friedlein’s successful duck-hunting trip to Mormon Lake. Dispersed camping is allowed through most of Arizona’s national forests, providing some of the state’s most beautiful and serene camping experiences.
The Best In Tent Camping: Arizona

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The Best In Tent Camping: Arizona

by Kirstin Olmon and Kelly Phillips (Menasha Ridge Press)

Freidlein Prairie Road climbs along the southern flank of the San Francisco Mountains above Flagstaff, through a dense mixed-conifer/aspen forest dotted with small clearings. Freidlein Prairie itself (sometimes spelled Friedlein or even Friedlund) is an irregular patch of aspen-rimmed grassland that, especially in fall when the trees blaze with gold, can easily be seen from town.

Wildflowers abound in season, and elk and mule deer graze here throughout the year. This beautiful spot in the Coconino National Forest may have been named for an Arizona pioneer family: in 1894, the local newspaper mentioned the theft of a horse from the Friedlein brothers, as well as one Will Friedlein’s successful duck-hunting trip to Mormon Lake. Dispersed camping is allowed through most of Arizona’s national forests, providing some of the state’s most beautiful and serene camping experiences.

©  Kirstin Olmon and Kelly Phillips/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Campgrounds
Nearby City: Flagstaff
Campsites: 14 sites
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Coconino National Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to Freidlein Prairie Campground

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May 2018