Bureau of Land Management, Chloride
By Kelly Vaughn Kramer
Just 2 miles past Packsaddle Campground, along Big Wash Road, Windy Point Campground is appropriately named. At a moderately high elevation, with sweeping views of the valley, it seems as if the wind wants to kiss the top of the Cerbat Mountains.
Bird-watching, hiking and picnicking are big here. The route to the campground is a scenic drive in and of itself, and photo opportunities abound. Amenities include picnic tables, fire pits and grills, and Chloride is a short drive away, in case you’ve forgotten your s’mores supplies.
Try not to forget the marshmallows. Or the firewood. None is available at the campground.
Campfire Tale: The Cerbat Mountains range for 23 miles in Northwestern Arizona. They lie directly east of the Black Mountains, and their highest point is Cherum Peak, at 6,983 feet.
PHOTO: Nestled in the Cerbat Mountains, Windy Point Campground overlooks Chloride. | Elias Butler
Elevation: 6,000 feet
Directions: From Kingman, travel north on U.S. Route 93 for 18 miles to Big Wash Road and turn right. Follow Big Wash Road for 11 miles to the campground. A high-clearance vehicle is recommended. The BLM recommends against vehicles with travel trailers on Big Wash Road.
Information: Kingman Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, 928-718-3700 or www.blm.gov
Fee: $8 per night
Amenities: Toilets, Pets