Buckeye Hills Regional Park is largely undeveloped desert Maricopa County Park just outside of the Phoenix metro area, with primitive camping available. Buckeye Hills Regional Park is nearly 4,800 acres in size and offers untouched desert vistas along the Gila River. Of all of the Maricopa County Parks, Buckeye Hills is the least developed. However, a public shooting range is located within the park near the entrance. Beyond the shooting range, hiking and mountain biking opportunities are abundant within the park.

All of the camping in Buckeye Hills Regional Park is fairly primitive camping. The only amenities are shade ramadas, fire rings, and vault toilets in the designated camping area. Locating the camping area can also be a challenge, as there is little to no signage designating where to camp. The campground is located along Buckeye Hills Drive past the Sheriff’s Department Shooting Range.

Buckeye Hills Regional Park Campground Features

Campground Type: Semi-Primitive
Number of Campsites: 9 Campsites
Cost: Free
Use Level: Low
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Fire Rings: Yes
Drinking Water: None
Toilets: Yes – Vault Toilets
Showers: None
Trash/Dumpsters: None – Pack it out
Hiking Access: Yes
Beach/Lake Access: None
RV/Trailer Length: No Limit Defined
RV/Trailer Amenities: None
Cell Phone Service: Possible on major carriers
Wifi: None
Operating Season: Campground open year-round

Getting There

Address: 26700 W. Buckeye Hills Drive
Buckeye, AZ 85326
Geo Coordinates: 33.291696, -112.642811
Nearest City/Town: Buckeye, Arizona
Elevation: 850 Feet
Location: Maricopa County, Arizona
Paved Road Access: None
Proximity to Stores: 10 Miles to Buckeye, Arizona
Directions: From central Phoenix, take I-10 west to US 85 south. Buckeye Hills Regional Park will be on the west side of US 85, just south of the Town of Buckeye.


Phone: (623) 932-3811
Web: Maricopa County Parks
Reservations: Not Accepted – First-come, First-served

When To Go

Spring – Winter – Spring and winter offer the best weather for camping in the desert.

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What To Do

Hiking – There are no developed hiking trails within Buckeye Hills Regional Park, but there are still many hiking opportunities within the park.

Stargazing – The location of Buckeye Hills in far west Phoenix protects it from much of the city lights and glare to allow for some pretty good stargazing.

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