Cave Springs Campground is the largest and one of the most popular campgrounds along Oak Creek in Arizona. The campground is also located the furthest from the busy road running through the canyon, which makes it a bit more relaxing compared to nearby Pine Flat Campground. It is surrounded by the high canyon walls, ponderosa pines and other trees like cottonwoods and sycamores.
There are 84 campsites at Cave Springs Campground with a fire ring and picnic table, including a single tent-only campsite. Drinking water and coin-operated showers are available onsite as well. The campground is open spring through fall.
Cave Springs Campground Features
|Number of Campsites:||84 Campsites|
|Use Level:||Very High|
|Toilets:||Yes – Vault Toilet available|
|Showers:||Yes – Coin Operated|
|RV/Trailer Length:||32 Feet|
|Cell Phone Service:||Yes|
|Operating Season:||Campground Open Spring – Fall|
|Nearest City/Town:||Oak Creek, Arizona|
|Location:||Coconino County, Arizona|
|Paved Road Access:||Yes|
|Proximity to Stores:||10 Miles|
Take State Route 89A for 10 miles north. Cave Springs Campground will be on the left-hand side of the highway.
|Web:||Coconino National Forest|
When To Go
Spring and Fall – Cave Springs Campground is super busy in the peak summer season and the campground can fill up pretty quickly on weekends and holidays. You should plan on arriving on a weekday to get a spot for the weekend.
Be Sure to Bring
What To Do
Hiking – There are a few trails near the campground for exploring Oak Creek Canyon.
Slide Rock State Park – This natural water park is just up the road and is a great place to cool off in the summer. Be prepared for crowds though in the summer.
Grasshopper Point – This is a great alternative to Slide Rock for playing in the water. Located about 9 miles south of Cave Springs, it is a more relaxing swimming spot with hiking trails along the creek.