WILLIAMS TOUR GUIDE - Spring/Summer 2017

 


Plan your great escape


From the Williams Tour Guide print publication

A visitor to Dogtown Lake takes a timeout to catch up on current events. Photo/U.S. Forest Service, Southwestern Region, Kaibab National Forest.
A visitor to Dogtown Lake takes a timeout to catch up on current events. Photo/U.S. Forest Service, Southwestern Region, Kaibab National Forest.

Breathe in the cool pine air and take in some of the most gorgeous scenery northern Arizona has to offer.

Dogtown Lake Campground

Dogtown Lake is the largest body of water in the area. Before the lake was formed, the area was a “prairie dog town,” which is now submerged below the lake’s surface — thus the apropos name.  Camping is adjacent to Dogtown Lake among Ponderosa pines and a few Gamble oaks.  Some sites overlook the lake. Licensed ATVs may be used only to enter and exit the campground. Dogtown Lake is 80 acres and well suited for the solitude of canoeing.  Only electric boat motors are allowed. If you fish, rainbow and brown trout are stocked in the lake. Nearby hiking trails include the Ponderosa Nature Trail, Davenport Hill Trail and Dogtown Lake Trail.

How to get there:

From Williams, take Fourth Street at White Horse Lake sign south 3.8 miles the the Dogtown sign (Forest Rt. 140).  Turn left onto Rt. 140 (dirt) and go 2.8 miles to another Dogtown sign (Forest Rt. 132). Turn left onto Rt. 132 and go 1.2 miles to campground.

Whitehorse Campground. Photo/U.S. Forest Service, Southwestern Region, Kaibab National Forest.
Whitehorse Campground. Photo/U.S. Forest Service, Southwestern Region, Kaibab National Forest.

White Horse Lake Campground

White Horse is a beautiful lake for canoeing and Lake Trail offers one mile of nearby hiking. The campground is comprised of tall Ponderosa pines, scenic and superb for wildlife viewing. Most sites available have a view of the lake or the large, grassy meadow. Licensed ATVs may be used only to enter and exit the campground. White Horse Lake is around 50 acres, and stocked with rainbow trout and crappie.  Powerboats are limited to electric motors.

How to get there:

From Williams, take Fourth Street (at White Horse Lake sign) south 8.4 miles to another White Horse Lake sign (Forest Rt. 110).  Turn left onto Rt. 110 and go 7.6 miles to a White Horse Lake campground sign.  Turn left and go 2.3 miles to another campground sign.  Turn right into campground.

Cataract Lake Campground. Photo/U.S. Forest Service, Southwestern Region, Kaibab National Forest.
Cataract Lake Campground. Photo/U.S. Forest Service, Southwestern Region, Kaibab National Forest.

Grand Canyon Railway RV Park

They offer a relaxing and modern RV campground environment within walking distance to Williams Depot (a shuttle is also provided), downtown Williams and the famed Route 66. The park boasts 124 RV spaces featuring ample room for slideouts as well as buddy spaces for traveling companions and full hook-ups, including wireless Internet and cable television. Additional features include a full-service convenience store, laundry and shower and restroom facilities. Recreational activities also abound with community volleyball and basketball courts as well as horseshoe pits and a playground for children. To make reservations, visit www.thetrain.com or call 1-800-THE-TRAIN.

How to get there:

Adjacent to Grand Canyon Railway’s Depot and Hotel, the Grand Canyon Railway RV Park and Pet Resort is located at the corner of North Seventh Street and Cataract Road.

Canyon Motel and RV Park

Nestled on sloping hills amid the largest growth of Ponderosa pines in the world, this 1940s Route 66 Motor Court & RV Park located on the east end of Williams is like a step back in time.  It is a relaxing retreat and a great hub from which to see all that northern Arizona has to offer.  It has 47 full service spaces, seven tent sites, free wireless Internet, clean showers, a coin laundry and a general store. There is a wood burning fire ring, BBQs, an indoor, seasonal swimming pool and a playground area. It’s time to experience an adventure at The Canyon Motel & RV Park. For reservations or more information, call (800) 482-3955 or visit thecanyonmotel.com. Exit 165 off I-40, Route 66 and Rodeo Road.