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
|Number of Campsites:||9 Campsites|
|Toilets:||Yes – Vault Toilets|
|Trash/Dumpsters:||None – Pack it out|
|RV/Trailer Length:||No Limit Defined|
|Cell Phone Service:||Possible on major carriers|
|Operating Season:||Campground open year-round|
|Address:||26700 W. Buckeye Hills Drive
Buckeye, AZ 85326
|Geo Coordinates:||33.291696, -112.642811|
|Nearest City/Town:||Buckeye, Arizona|
|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.|
|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.
Monday 03/25 0%
High 88° / Low 51°
Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the low 50s.
Tuesday 03/26 0%
High 87° / Low 54°
A mix of clouds and sun early, then becoming cloudy later in the day. High 87F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday 03/27 0%
High 85° / Low 52°
Cloudy. High near 85F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday 03/28 0%
High 84° / Low 51°
Partly cloudy. High 84F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Friday 03/29 0%
High 84° / Low 52°
Mostly sunny skies. High 84F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday 03/30 0%
High 83° / Low 54°
Sunny. High 83F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
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.