Cave Springs Campground
Located in Oak Creek Canyon
Cave Spring Campground sets beside Oak Creek. It is about 12 miles north from the 89A turnoff in Sedona AZ at the upper-end of Oak Creek Canyon. Flagstaff is about another 16 miles to the north. Cave Spring is not only the largest campground but one of the most popular campsites in scenic Oak Creek Canyon.
This is camping heaven. Great for families with children. Located along the shimmering cool waters of the creek which is regularly stocked with trout. Fish, hike or just relax in the shade of thick stands of pine trees. Clear, crisp, fresh air. Sounds of songbirds. Slide Rock State Park and its famous "slide rock" swimming holes are just south of the campgrounds. If you enjoy hiking, spectacular West Fork Oak Creek Trail is just north of the Cave Springs camp sites.
About The Camping Sites
There are 82 camping sites. 11 of them can be reserved in advance while the rest are first-com, first-serve. Many of camping spots are right on the banks of Oak Creek but the others are but a short walk away. The creek is bordered with paths for short easy strolls.
Convenience and Amenities. Each camp site includes picnic tables, fir pits and cooking grills. The roads and spur parking is paved. The campground has coin-operated showers. Vault-type, barrier-free toilets and drinking water is provided. Firewood can be purchased at the site.
At the time this article was written, Cave Springs opened a store that sells camping essentials like cookware. propane, ice, snacks and beverages.
Season and Fees. The open season is generally late March to the middle of October. Fees (as of 11/2011) were $18 per night up to a maximum of 8 people, per camp site. Groups of more than 8 campers will require and additional campsite. Additional fees apply for second vehicles with space permitting. Discounts are available for certain passes.
The campground is available for picnic/day use from 10 AM to 1 PM. for $7.00. Fees and camping guidelines can change without notice. Always call ahead for any changes.
Best Time To Go. Cave Springs Campground can be very crowded during the spring and summer months, particularly during major holidays. Weekdays are less crowded. Make reservations for the reservable sites and get there early to claim the others. Elevation is at about 5,500 feet. See our Sedona Weather Chart but due to a higher elevation versus Sedona, the temperatures generally will be 5 to 8 degrees cooler that in Sedona.
Making Reservations. Call (877) 444-6777 or for the hearing impaired, TDD at (877) 833-6777.
For More Information. Contact the Red Rock Ranger District with questions, latest fees, seasonal schedules or changes in guidelines.
Red Rock Ranger District
P.O. Box 300
Sedona, Arizona 86339
Restrictions and Guidelines
- Tents, small motor homes and trailers under 36' are permitted
- Quiet hours are from 10pm to 6am.
- No utility hookups.
- Pets must always be restrained or on a leash.
- No horses allowed in the campground.
- No glass containers are permitted at nearby Slide Rock State Park or Grasshopper Point Swim Area.
- Motorbikes may only be used for entering or leaving campsite.
- 7 day stay limit.
Directions and Access To The Campground
Located about 12 miles north of Sedona and about 16 miles from Flagstaff on Highway 89A through Oak Creek Canyon. The campgrounds are on the west side of 89A. Cave Springs is about a mile south of its sister campground, Pine Flat Campground.
GPS: N34° 59’ 45.1314”, W-111° 44’ 23.8554”
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