Fernow Cabin Campground and Camping

Fishing Hot Spots near Fernow Cabin Campground

  "All the fish have died due to chemical treatment for algae...." City Reservoir

  "I hike back there all the time. It's completely bone dry and has been for quite a while. There is..." Big Fill Lake

  "The best way to catch good trout here is to fly fish because of all the weeds. Spin angling is..." JD Dam Lake

About the Campground

As a customer of the Coconino National Forest's "Rooms With A View" program, you may have an exciting opportunity to participate in our National Visitor Use Monitoring Survey! Randomly selected individuals who have rented a cabin on the Coconino National Forest will be contacted by phone and asked to give their views on their cabin experience and their overall impression of the Forest. This survey is important in helping forest managers make decisions about amenities and improvements that affect all forest visitors, and your participation is highly valued. This rustic 3-bedroom log cabin is located in a beautiful ponderosa pine setting on the Mogollon Rim. Nestled in a scenic draw, the site is isolated, private and provides a great opportunity for getting back to nature. Expect cool nights spring through fall and some warm days in summer. The cabin is suitable for groups of up to 8 people. Dogs are allowed but must be kept outside. No more than 4 horses/mules permitted on the cabin grounds. Please clean up after all your animals. Off road vehicle users, recognize your role in protecting the wild lands surrounding Fernow Cabin. Please tread lightly and stay on designated roads complying with regulations applicable to your vehicle. The cabin has running water from approximately late May to early October. There is an indoor shower that is usable with in the above dates. Inside the kitchen it has a stove/oven and a small refrigerator. There is also a small dining area, hot water heater, propane lights, woodstove with firewood furnished and a covered porch. It is furnished with a double bed and dresser in one down stairs bedroom, a full size futon and dresser in the other, and four single beds in the upstairs loft. The kitchen supplies include pots, pans, utensils, dishes, stove top coffee pot and a can opener. The toilet is a short walking distance from the cabin. On the ground there is an outdoor BBQ grill/fire ring combination, two picnic tables, and a small corral. The cabin and toilet are not accessible for wheelchairs. Fernow Cabin is located approximately 22 miles south of Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon is 102 miles from the cabin. All roads are suitable for high clearance vehicles. Roads worsen during snow or heavy rains. Fernow Cabin sits at 6,700 ft in elevation. Supplies you need to bring: Sheets and blankets (or sleeping bags) for two double beds and four single beds, pillows, flashlights, towels, garbage bags, warm clothes, dish washing liquid, dish towels, matches and newspaper for the wood stove. Bring an ax for splitting firewood. Lawn chairs are nice for the summer months. Cell phone coverage at the cabin is poor. Pack out all food and trash when checking out. A cabin manual is located inside of the cabin to answer cabin specific questions during your stay as well as provide you with area recreational information. Cabin has no electricity or phone and all appliances and lighting are run on propane. Instructions for use of all propane adapted items are located in the cabin manual inside the cabin.

Services & Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Ramps
  • All Terrain Vehicle
  • Beds & Foam Pads
  • Bird Watching
  • Broom & Dust Pan
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Covered Group Structure
  • Dishes & Tableware
  • Drinking Water - Peak Season Only
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Group Fire Ring
  • Group Grill
  • Hiking Trail
  • Horse Corrals
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hot Showers - Peak Season Only
  • Hunting
  • Mattress
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parking
  • Photography
  • Picnic Tables
  • Pots & Pans
  • Propane & Cooking Stove
  • Propane Lights
  • Refrigerator
  • Scenery
  • Star Gazing
  • Table & Chairs
  • Vault Toilet
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Hiking


Peak Season
May 24 2010 -
Oct 06 2010
Non Peak Season
Oct 07 2010 -
Nov 10 2010
Peak Season
May 24 2011 -
Oct 06 2011

Alerts and Important Information **Cabin is not reservable on Tuesdays of every week due to maintenance** Fires built in the cabin's woodstove or in the firering and/or barbeque grill outside of the cabin must be completely extinguished and cold to the touch before leaving the cabin for the day and before checking out of the cabin at the end of your reservation. Often the summer season brings on fire restrictions on National Forest Lands where this cabin is located. When such restrictions are in place, information will be posted at the cabin for your convenience. If a Forest Closure is implemented this cabin will also be closed. Check with the reservation servive about the refund policy in this event. There are no housekeeping services. Guests are required to clean up after themselves while staying in the cabin. This includes washing dishes, sweeping, wiping down countertops, etc. Cleaning supplies are provided. This cabin's water is hauled in from Flagstaff. Please be conservative with water use at this facility in order to keep costs down and do your part to conserve this resource in this arid region. No water is supplied at the cabin in non-peak season due to freezing pipes. During non-peaks seasons, bring enough water for drinking, cooking and cleaning during your stay. No refunds due to weather. Horses are not permitted to be kept near the cabin. Please use corral facility behind the cabin. Please bring garbage bags. This facility is "Pack it in. Pack it out." ATVs/ORVs allowed on designated roads only. Emergency phone for cabin facility problems between 7:30 AM and 4:30 PM, M-F is (928) 526-0866; after business hours and on weekends is: (928)-606-3816. For medical emergencies (24 hrs) call 911. The closest emergency support is in Flagstaff.

Campground Contact Information

Open From: Jun 15 2010 to Dec 14 2010
Reservation Phone: 877-444-6777
Campground Reservations: Fernow Cabin
Campground Phone: 928-526-0866
Customer Service Phone:888-445-1474
Backcountry Permits Phone: 877-550-6777

West Sedona, AZ

Campground Reviews for Fernow Cabin - West Sedona, AZ

Write a Report

Fishing Spots near Fernow Cabin

Lost Lake

West Sedona, AZ

Fry Lake

Kachina Village, AZ

Railroad Draw Tanks

Kachina Village, AZ

Ott Lake

West Sedona, AZ

West Fork Oak Creek

Munds Park, AZ

More About Fernow Cabin Campground

Fernow Cabin is a campground located in West Sedona, Arizona. This is a US Forest Service campground. All reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777.

To find this campground check the map shown above, or enter -111.8497 latitude, and -111.8497 longitude into your GPS device.

After your camping adventure, be sure to come back and share a review of the campground. And please visit our Arizona Fishing Spots to explore all the the local fishing spots, complete with detailed Arizona fishing reports. Remember to check with the local Fish and Wildlife department to ensure that fishing and hunting are options near here.