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Camp Beale Springs
Also known as Fort Beale

Photos of the area around Beale Springs

Beale Springs was used by Native Americans for centuries before Lt. Edward Beale traveled through the area in the 1850s and established a wagon road along the 35th parallel.

The area of Beale’s Springs, near Kingman, can trace its Euro-American history to 1859 when work parties of the Beale Wagon Road discovered and improved the site. Beale called it Bishop’s Springs in honor of his colleague who found the springs.

By 1863, the site was commonly know as Beale’s Springs and became a way station on the Mohave and Prescott Toll Road in 1864. During the Hualapai Indian War (1866-70), the site was a temporary camp for the military in an attempt to protect the mails.

With its generous supply of water, it was a point of critical importance on a major wagon road through the desert. The water from beale’s Springs would play an important part in the establishment of a nearby railroad siding on the new Atlantic and Pacific Railroad.

The Beale Springs site became a water source for the rapidly developing city of Kingman. A water reservoir was built there and is still partially standing today. It is said that in addition to serving its intended purpose, the reservoir sometimes doubled as a swimming pool.

After the Beale Springs site was no longer inhabited, local people held picnics there and enjoyed the water and shade provided by fruit trees that had been planted many years before. Today, you can still enjoy a picnic there in the quiet atmosphere or do some hiking.

Hubbs Park 4th & Golconda
Locomotive Park Beale Street and Andy Devine
Metcalfe Park Beale Street and Andy Devine
Mohave Museum of History and Arts Beale Street and Andy Devine
Powerhouse Visitors Center 120 W. Beale Street
Railroad Water & Fuel Tanks Andy Devine
Route 66 Museum 120 W. Beale Street

Andy Devine Days & Rodeo 2600 Fairgrounds Blvd
Army Air Field Museum 4540 Flightline Drive
Beale Loop Fort Beale Drive
Beale Springs Fort Beale Drive
Beale Wagon Road Near Kingman High School
Firefighters Memorial Park West of fairgrounds & I-40
Former Air Force Radar Station Radar Hill
Flexible Gunnery School Radio Tower 7000 Flightline Drive
Hualapai Mountain Park 6250 Hualapai Mtn Road
Kingman Airport 7000 Flightline Drive
Lewis Kingman Park 2201 E. Andy Devine Ave
Mohave County Fair 2600 Fairgrounds Blvd
Monolith Garden Metwell Drive
Pioneer Cemetery 1301 Stockton Hill Road
White Cliffs Wagon Trail Park White Cliffs Road
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